Sustainability Governance

Eqva ASA shall have a good reputation for credibility around the world, achieved by consistently conducting its business with integrity and in accordance with the acts and regulations that apply to the group's activities.

Members of the board of directors and employees shall act in a fair and honest manner and demonstrate integrity in all their dealings with other employees, business associates and clients, the general public, the business community, shareholders, suppliers, competitors and public authorities. Eqva ASA core values and commitment to sustainable development shall be reflected, promoted and implemented through guidelines, decisions and actions.

The group’s guidelines “Code of Conduct for Business, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility”, “Anti-corruption Program” and "Suppliers Code of Conduct" are available below.

Code of Conduct
Suppliers Code of Conduct

Anti-corruption Program:

Reporting of concerns (Integrity Channel)

Eqva ASA believes that openness and good communication throughout the organization promotes a better work culture. Eqva acknowledges the risk of violations of the Code of Conduct, and depends on the willingness of employees and external parties to raise concerns in order to uphold high ethical standards.

Reporting of concerns (whistleblowing) is to report possible illegal, or suspected illegal, actions and violations of Eqva’s Code of Conduct. Examples of violations include, but are not limited to: fraud and corruption, harassment and discrimination, and violations of environmental and human rights laws.

Employees are encouraged to use their right and responsibility to report concerns. This also applies to external parties, including employees of associated companies.

The whistleblower decides what information is to be provided. There is no requirement that the whistleblower is able to prove the event, act or omission. However, to allow Eqva ASA to perform adequate follow-up actions, the report should include as much detail as possible and, if available, supporting evidence.

Reports of concerns can be made to Eqva’s Integrity Channel, managed by the CFO i Eqva and QHSE / HR Manager in Havyard Leirvik. The Integrity Channel offers the whistleblower the possibility of reporting anonymously. 

Please click here to report a concern:

It is of utmost importance for Eqva ASA to ensure predictability and confidence for all those who raise a concern.

Eqva’s core principles for handling reports of concerns are:
• Fair and objective process
• Protection of the whistleblower against retaliation
• Protection of the legal rights of the individual who is the subject of the report 
• Confidentiality
• Protection of sources
• Protection of personal data