Our mission is to make sustainable electric mobility easy and accessible for everyone. And this we will do in a way that is better for both people and planet.
The transparency act is a Norwegian law that came into force on the 1st of July 2022. The purpose of the law is to promote businesses’ respect for human rights and decent working conditions in their own operations, with their suppliers and business partners.
The law requires larger businesses to carry out due diligence assessments to cease, prevent or mitigate negative consequences on human rights and decent working conditions. It also ensures members of the public the right to information about companies’ handling of such risks. Anyone can request information, and requests must generally be answered within three weeks.
In addition to the public’s right to information, companies must publish a report and account for its due diligence. The first report was released on the 30th of June 2023, and covers the fiscal year from 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2022. The report sets out the steps taken by Mer to continue its work to assess, prevent, and mitigate the risks of adverse impacts on human rights and decent working conditions in its business operations, supply chains and other business relationships
Our Transparency Report can be found here.
Response letters after reference to the Transparency Act
Anyone can request information about how actual and potential consequences for human rights are handled and safeguarded. As a general rule, such requests must be answered within three weeks.
Here we publish both requests that Mer has received with reference to the Transparency Act, as well as our responses.