A CONTINUOUS FOCUS ON ETHICAL TRADE
At Nordic Bath, we prioritize responsible business practices. As a subsidiary of ITP Group, we align our CSR activities with the group’s overarching strategy. This includes annual reporting on our due diligence activities to ensure that we operate with transparency and accountability.
We take pride in continuously conducting risk analyses to identify how our business practices impact our surroundings. This information helps us set goals for improving our purchasing practices, strengthening our supplier partnerships, and providing internal training to our employees on responsible and sustainable development practices.
To learn more about our work with Sustainability Due Diligence, we invite you to visit our parent company’s website at www.itp-group.org/transparency/. Here, you can find detailed information on our approach and progress towards achieving our sustainability goals.
DIALOGUE AS A BASE FOR A RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS
As a strategic partner between retail and production in Asia and Europe, it is our foremost responsibility at Nordic Bath to promote responsible business practices through respectful dialogue. To ensure this, we continually train our customer-facing employees on responsible purchasing practices and other relevant CSR topics. This helps us to engage in a professionally founded dialogue with our customers about the principles of ethical trading.
To facilitate successful communication with our partner factories, we have established a common service platform within our group. This means that our employed engineers, product developers, and inspectors work from our on-site offices in production countries, such as China. By having competent employees who can communicate in local languages and navigate cultural differences, we strive to foster a positive, mutual dialogue with our partner factories. This ensures that any potential language barriers or cultural differences do not hinder our efforts to promote responsible business practices and achieve a sustainable development.
SCANDINAVIAN VALUES IN INTERNATIONAL OFFICES
At Nordic Bath, many of our activities are managed through ITP Group’s service platform. We work closely with several international ITP offices to ensure productive management of all links in our customers’ supply chains. Over the past 25 years, our parent company, ITP Group, has been dedicated to promoting Scandinavian business culture throughout all its offices. As a result, we have a healthy corporate culture, with high employee seniority and a diverse workforce.
This photo is taken right beore the COVID-19 pandemic, where all ITP employees from Denmark, Norway and China united to celebrate ITP Group’s 20-year anniversary.
ITP GROUP TAKES RESPONSIBILITY
As a member of Ethical Trade Norway and Ethical Trade Denmark, our parent company ensures that we receive expert guidance and advice on our CSR activities and our ongoing due diligence efforts. Our operations in Norway also require us to comply with the Transparency Act, which we diligently follow.
On ITP Group’s website, you can learn more about our sustainability initiatives, including specific examples of Sustainable Supplier Development activities related to our Nordic Bath partner factories. In addition to our focus on open communication and dialogue, our inspectors regularly conduct audits at our partner factories. These audits are based on our Supplier Code of Conduct, which incorporates the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, ILO conventions, and applicable legislation. Any deficiencies identified during these audits are recorded in our internal database, and we work closely with our partners to develop and implement effective action plans to address them.