Code of conduct

The Foundation’s mission is to promote stability in the internet infrastructure in Sweden as well as promoting the spread of knowledge regarding the internet and electronic communication. By following this code of conduct, we ensure the proper conduct of this mission.

The code is based on the ten principles of the UN’s Global Compact. The code supplements and summarizes the Foundation’s different policies, employee handbook and governing documents on a comprehensive level. If local, national or international law applies stricter demands than the code of conduct, these shall be followed.

The code applies to all employees regardless of employment status. We ask that all employees read and accept the regulations and apply these in all IIS activity. Employees are encouraged to take their own initiative to promote sustainability in the workplace. The IIS managers have the responsibility to spread and inform about the code of conduct as well as ensuring compliance. Suspected violation of the code must be reported to the nearest supervisor.

The code is also designed to ensure compliance in the IIS supplier chain. Thus, the Foundation’s suppliers and their subcontractors are also covered by the code. Violation of the code entitles IIS to follow up through visits to suppliers and possible termination of the contract.

Human Rights

All activities should follow the guidelines of international conventions concerning basic human rights. Use of slave labor or child labor is completely unacceptable. IIS also works to exclude the presence of conflict minerals in our business or supply chain. 

Employees and working environment

We are convinced that different backgrounds and genders strengthen our business and we strive towards equality and diversity. IIS does not allow any form of discrimination based on gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, physical characteristics, sexual orientation, association or political affiliation, and similar grounds. The right to freedom of association and collective bargaining shall be recognized and respected. Every employee has the right to a fair living wage, equal pay for equal work and regular paid vacation.

IIS will always work for a mentally and physically healthy and safe work environment. We shall offer a workload that enables balance between work and free time. The work should be a developmental experience and all employees should feel the possibility to influence their work assignments.

Anti-corruption

In all partnerships, we act transparently, honestly and businesslike. IIS and its employees covered by this code are expected to comply with all national and international regulations to prevent, discover and handle corruption.

Employees must refrain from acts and non-acts that involve fraud, extortion, money laundering and cartel activity. It is not allowed to request, accept of offer bribes, regardless of method, purpose and design. Benefits may only be given and taken if they are in a transparent way for the creation and maintenance of a business relationship. Employees must actively promote and contribute to investigations of violations against this code of conduct.

Business decisions shall always be done with the company’s best interest in mind. Transactions cannot be reached between persons who are in a family, friend or another non-professional relationship. IIS employees can never use their position or influence in any way other than supporting the company’s interests. If such a business arrangement or other corruption risk is identified, the grandfather principle is applied for approval of the contractor. If that is not possible, the four eyes principle shall be applied. To avoid conflict of interest, permanent employees are not to work outside of IIS without informing their immediate supervisor of the undertaking.

Environmental responsibility

Every activity’s environmental impact shall be considered when making a decision and IIS applies the precautionary principle. We strive to use the most energy effective and environmentally friendly technology, as well as supporting the development of these. IIS is working to reduce environmentally hazardous emissions, energy consumption and environmental impact on our immediate surroundings. Products should preferably be made of renewable raw materials or recycled material and not use more resources or energy than necessary. They must also be easy to maintain and repair while being recyclable. We always keep all waste to a minimum. With recycling of electronic waste, both social and environmental aspects are taken into account in the choice of recycling method. When choosing energy providers and means of transport, alternatives with low environmental impact should be prioritized.

Privacy and information

IIS should maintain the highest possible technical and organizational security level in order to protect critical operations, sensitive information and personal information. Policies and rules around the handling of information should be followed and we observe extreme caution in all electronic communication. The protection of life, health and privacy are prioritized in the work on information security.