The relationship to managers and colleagues
Gjensidige wants to create a positive, challenging working environment with opportunities for self-development. Trust, respect, cooperation and openness to managers and colleagues are the basis for achieving this goal. All employees are responsible for helping to create a good working environment in Gjensidige.
The relationship to customers and suppliers
An employee must not let decisions or actions be affected by undue pressure or offers of financial gain from self-interested parties. If such situations arise, the employee shall report the matter without delay to his/her immediate supervisor (there may be self-interested parties both inside and outside the Group).
Employees may not receive benefits or goods from others who may have a relationship to the employee’s work in Gjensidige because this may entail the risk of a conflict of interest. If there is any doubt, the immediate supervisor shall be informed in writing of any such relations.
Employees or closely related parties shall not receive discounts on personal purchases of goods or services from Gjensidige's connections with whom the employees have contact through their work unless it involves arrangements that are open to all of Gjensidige's employees.
Payments and/or fees from Gjensidige to external service providers shall be reasonable relative to the normal market rates and the correct tax rates shall always be paid.
If an employee may somehow be regarded as disqualified through conflicts of interest from dealing with external service providers, all agreements must be pre-approved by the immediate supervisor.
*)A separate leaflet: Do you know enough about corruption "is distributed to employees
The relationship to government authorities
All employees shall familiarise themselves with the rules, laws and regulations that apply to their own area of responsibility and ensure that these are complied with. The employees must under no circumstances recommend or take the initiative to a violation or circumvention of current laws and rules, e.g. with regard to taxation.
As a general rule, siblings, parents and/or children or spouses and/or cohabitants shall not work under the same manager (line manager) or in the same department. Employees who are related to each other shall not prevent, judge, approve, audit, check or in any other way affect the work of a relative.
Representation, travel, etc.
Gjensidige expects that employees who represent or can be identified with Gjensidige by virtue of their position do so in a way that invites trust of both Gjensidige and the employee.
Gjensidige opposes the purchase of sexual services. Thus, employees on assignments or travel for Gjensidige must refrain from purchasing sexual services. The purchase of sexual services may contribute to illegal trafficking in human beings and violation of human rights.
Customer-oriented arrangements shall be distinguished by sobriety and have a commercial content for both the customers and Gjensidige. Relationship activities shall be in accordance with prepared guidelines.
An employee may not take part in travel or events offered by Gjensidige's connections unless this has been cleared with his/her immediate supervisor. As a general rule, travel and stays in connection with the performance of work for Gjensidige shall be covered by Gjensidige. This also applies to travel and stays in connection with seminars and other professional arrangements.
Sponsoring activities must be in accordance with the approved sponsoring strategy at any given time.
The company has a ban on political donations and all payments that could be aprehended as support for organizations shall be under full transparency.