Our Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct sets out the standards, values, and rules of conduct that Nedlin pursues and complies with. By signing this document, our employees and suppliers can show that they agree with this Code. The clients with whom we enter into partnerships identify with our values and basic principles, so that we can all contribute to a more sustainable future.
From profit to value
Nedlin is a family business that focuses on the long term – on the future. For us, running a business means more than simply earning money. And in order to retain that right, we aspire to create value rather than maximize our profits. We assess our norms and values against the following principles:
Equality, respect, diversity, and integrity
Innovation, sustainability, and corporate social responsibilityn
Legislation and regulations and safety
1. We embrace the differences
Our employees are a reflection of society. Nedlin welcomes all motivated go-getters, regardless of their gender, religion, or heritage. They feel at home with us, at a company where differences between people are acknowledged, accepted, and appreciated. We develop ourselves on the basis of curiosity and diversity. We learn from and inspire one another, and we are all working towards the same goal.
2. Together, we want to improve our performance
We encourage our employees to continue developing, on a personal and professional level, and stay healthy. Together, we feel responsible for creating a pleasant working atmosphere and treating one another with respect.
Our family business has clear policy lines, and everyone is easy to approach. We are committed and want to be of service. And we always fulfil our promises.
3. Everyone is entitled to a safe working environment
We believe that everyone is entitled to a safe, clean, and healthy working environment. Our processes and systems are completely tailored to this purpose. We expect this not only for our own working environment, but also for that of our suppliers, partners, and customers.
It is the responsibility of each individual employee to comply with our company policy and procedures on health and safety.
4. We believe that everyone is equal
We respect the universal rights of people and act accordingly. We will not tolerate discrimination, child labour, or forced labour. This applies both to Nedlin and to our suppliers, partners, and customers.
5. We keep our relationships strictly professional
We keep our relationships strictly professional and do not influence customer representatives by offering them something of value. Our employees do, however, have the freedom to offer customers or partners a gift or meal, provided it is not excessive or inappropriate. If we do so, we always respect local norms and customs. Tendering and quotation procedures form the exception to this rule, given that contact during such procedures remains formal at all times.
Our employees will never accept any kind of gifts, favours, or special services for personal gain. Provided they are not excessive or inappropriate, any gifts that we receive are raffled among our entire staff each year.
6. We respect legislation and regulations
Nedlin behaves with integrity in all of its communications with its customers, partners, employees, suppliers, and competitors. We do not carry out any unfair or misleading activities, we do not make any unfounded or unnecessary statements about any of our competitors, and we make clear to all of our suppliers exactly what is expected of them. Our suppliers endorse the Nedlin Code of Conduct and comply with the applicable laws and regulations.
7. We endeavour to minimize our environmental impact
We endeavour to minimize our ecological footprint through the development and use of smart and efficient technology. We do this together with our suppliers, employees, customers, and other stakeholders.
This is reflected in the choices that we make. When investing in linen, we opt for sustainable materials. We try and find solutions for our fleet that have a minimal impact on CO2 emissions. Our entire production chain is structured to limit its impact on the environment. This includes water and energy consumption, the washing process, and the use of detergents. We do not think in terms of waste streams but try to use our waste as raw materials elsewhere.
8. We avoid conflicting interests
Our employees do not compete with the interests and activities of Nedlin; they ensure that all the actions they carry out on behalf of Nedlin are never influenced, or seemingly influenced, by their own personal interests or those of their family.
9. We act like a good neighbour
A good neighbour is worth more than a distant friend. As a family business that is strongly embedded in the local community, we strive to make a difference for our local environment, and the environment of the people with whom we work. After all, our employees live in and around the municipalities in which our laundries are based. We therefore make an annual budget available for sponsorship at local and employee level.