The Norwegian Transparency Act
Transparency Act as standard for all our business units
Sustainable and responsible business conduct is a pillar of our business and characterise our activities in all the markets where we are present. By providing sustainable electric mobility, we contribute significantly to address the challenges imposed by the climate change and to create a basis for sustainable economic development.
Sustainability is a part of our DNA and the very reason of our company's existence. And what is important to recognize is that sustainability is much more than just the environmental part.
Kristoffer Thoner - CEO, Mer
“In addition to the sustainable initiatives, Mer is working systematically on the important social and governance aspects of ESG. We aim to take full responsibility for the supply chain and partner with suppliers that share our ambitions and are committed to sustainable and responsible business practices. As we are positioned to accelerate the EV transition in Europe, we also want to use this position to set a high standard and inspire others in our industry to do the same” says Kristoffer Thoner, CEO of Mer.
In addition to address the environmental part of ESG, our mission comes with a great responsibility also with regards to human and labour rights. We have a responsibility to ensure that our employees have good working conditions in line with the human rights and the Norwegian law. This also applies for our suppliers and partners. Mer will ensure transparency and easy access to information on how we are working on this matter.
What the Transparency Act is
Large Norwegian companies, including Mer, are covered by the Transparency act, a law that came into force on the 1st of July 2022. This means that we are required to carry out due diligence assessments of our own operations and our value chains. The purpose of these assessments is to identify any risks linked to violations of human rights and decent working conditions. It also ensures members of the public the right to information about our handling of such risks. Our due diligence assessments results will be easy accessible for the public on our website.
Anyone can request information, and requests must generally be answered within three weeks. If you have questions with regards to this, please direct them here.