Good governance

Bergner’s System of governance and sustainability ensures its purpose and values are implemented and that is business aims and objectives are achieved, in addition to the company's reason and way of being. It is, therefore, an internal code, developed as an organisational tool and to guarantee its project, identity and independence.

Ethics and
integrity policies

Sustainability decalogue

Sustainability decalogue

Decalogue of environmental, social and corporate governance criteria (ESC) which guides the company's decision-making process.

CSR policy

CSR policy

Strategy and basic principles of action regarding CSR.

Complaints channel

At Bergner, we have a strong commitment to regulatory compliance, of our internal regulations. If you believe there has been any irregular behaviour or behaviour contrary to these regulations, you can inform us confidentially via our complaints channel.

The Complaints channel’s aim is to receive, retain and handle complaints about irregularities or breaches of regulations, committed by employees or companies belonging to the group. It is a confidential channel of communication between customers, suppliers, shareholders, etc., linked to Bergner.

Scope of the complaints

It is possible to report any potential irregularity or breach related to poor financial, accounting, commercial practices or regarding regulatory compliance committed by employees or companies belonging to the group.

What are the ways to access Bergner’s complaints channel?

Suggestion box: by using a box at the central headquarters, writing "SPT Manager" on the envelope.

Email: by sending an email stating the incident you want to report: canaldenuncias@bergnereurope.com

 

Complaints channel

Guaranteed rights of the complainant

Only the director of the company performance team who leads the SA8000 will have access to the complaints, and will guarantee the following rights are respected.

Quality policy

Quality policy

Bergner’s course of action to improve its internal processes.

SA8000 policy

SA8000 policy

It confirms and ratifies the commitments already expressed by Bergner to reach the highest ethical standards, in accordance with the applicable legal provisions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations and the Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

SUPPLY CHAIN

SUPPLIER EVALUATION

SUPPLIER EVALUATION

In assessing suppliers from high-risk countries, we use global social responsibility auditing and certification systems, primarily the amfori BSCI audits. We also accept other social responsibility assessment systems if their criteria correspond to those of the amfori BSCI audit and if the audit is conducted by an independent party. Social responsibility audits and certificates assess, for example, the safety of working conditions in factories, workers' remuneration and working hours, as well as freedom of association and bargaining rights. Child labor and bonded labor are strictly prohibited.

Our principle in high-risk countries is to collaborate only with suppliers who are already included in the scope of social responsibility audits or who initiate the process when cooperation begins.

In accordance with Bergner guidelines, a contractual clause of the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct must be added to supplier agreements.

Sustainability
committee

Dependency and reporting

The Sustainability Committee is a delegated body and reports to the Management Committee. It reports directly to the Management Committee.

Objectives

Based on the basic principles of action, Bergner has established four objectives. The supervision of these objectives is the responsibility of the Sustainability Committee and will be undertaken with the appropriate monitoring indicators: 

  • Having a robust and cross-cutting structure of governance of sustainability or ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
  • Prevent and mitigate negative impacts
  • Promote positive impacts
  • Develop a framework for relationships with stakeholders which allows a bidirectional and beneficial communication.

Roles

The main role of the Committee is to improve the decision-making process in such a way that it ensures the cross-cutting compliance of the Sustainability Policy, specifically in terms of the performance of the following roles:

  • Ensure the objectives established in the Sustainability Policy are integrated into the establishment of other policies and internal regulations of Bergner.
  • Analyse the need for additional developments of the Sustainability Policy.
  • Develop quantifiable commitments with a time limit and establish their degree of compliance through specific key indicators.
  • Facilitate the data collection process required for each area and monitor the progress towards the ESG objectives and compliance with the ESG Action Plan.
  • Provide relevant information regarding the ESG risks identified in each business area and their mitigation.
  • Make the Policy and all potential amendments of it available to all stakeholders.
  • Collaborate in drafting the annual report or Sustainability Report, as well as other reports adapted to specific stakeholders.
  • Approval and drafting of quarterly ESG reports to submit to the Management Committee.
 

Certifications

ISO 9001

ISO 9001

At Bergner, we are committed to the quality of our product. That’s why we strive to improve each day, complying with regulations, international standards, and adapting to the present and future needs of our customers.

Our vision is to be recognised as leaders in the quality of our products, basing ourselves on our commitment shared with a culture of compliance and continuous improvement of our processes, which highlights the value for the customer as well as for other stakeholders.

This certification reflects our company’s commitment to continue to improve through the monitoring of the management processes we have implemented and drives us to continue working on quality management with the utmost importance, with the aim of a continuous improvement which is customer focussed.

SA 8000

SA 8000

Bergner has obtained the SA8000 Certification the world's leading corporate social certification standard. With this certification, Bergner ratifies the commitment and compliance with ethical working conditions, labor rights, corporate social responsibility, and social dialogue.

The SA8000 certification is one of the most demanding international accreditations in relation to the international rights of workers, including all Bergner suppliers. This certification reflects our company's commitment to continue to achieve a safe work environment, with the ultimate goal of continuous employee-oriented improvement.

Memberships

Sustainability memberships

Sustainability memberships

We take part in numerous initiatives which cover all areas of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), to move forward together in issues of sustainability and in the exchange of good practices.

Transversal ESG

United Nations Global Compact

Since 2022, Bergner has committed to the corporate responsibility initiative of the United Nations Global Compact and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Amfori

Forética

RSA

Environment

Fundación SEUR

Comunidad por el Clima

Cero CO2

LPR

Social

Luxembourg Declaration

Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer

Governance

Fundació Sorli a l'empresa, igualtat

Charter Diversidad 2020 - 2022

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Pacto Digital para la Protección de las Personas

Sectorial memberships

Sectorial memberships

In today's environment, marked by technological change, internationalization processes, sector concentrations and regulatory changes, the answer to the challenges comes from sector alliances.

FEC

ADEA Club de Marketing

APD

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