Clear communications and frequent training are fundamental ways to increase awareness and promote our values among our employees and business partners. In recent years we have rolled out a wide-ranging set of policies, guidelines and training on Ethics and Compliance.
These policies and guidelines are accessible to all of our employees on our internal website. Our Code of Conduct and Business Practice Policy are also publicly available at www.storaenso.com/sustainabilitypolicies.
Code of Conduct
Stora Enso has a single set of values that are applied wherever we operate. Our Code of Conduct defines common rules for all our employees, and provides guidance on Stora Enso's approach to ethical business practices, environmental values, and human and labour rights.
To ensure our employees understand and follow the rules set out in our Code of Conduct, they receive related training through our established e-learning tool or face-to-face training. We are also
working to ensure that all new employees are trained promptly.
In relation to the revision of our Code of Conduct during 2013 a new e-learning tool was rolled out. During 2013 a total of 10 418 of our employees underwent this e-learning, and our aim is to provide such training for all of our other employees who have access to computers during 2014. During 2013 we also devised a new training concept designed to reach more than 11 000 of our employees who do not have direct access to computers. This face-to-face training scheme will be launched during 2014.
Business Practice Policy
In 2011 Stora Enso launched a new Business Practice Policy to complement our Code of Conduct, aiming to further strengthen our stand on ethical business practices. The policy has given our employees more detailed guidance on topics such as antitrust, corruption, gifts and entertainment, conflicts of interest and money laundering.
New complementary guidelines
During 2013 we established a Gifts and Hospitality Guideline and a Third Party Due Diligence Guideline to complement our Business Practice Policy.
Our Gifts and Hospitality Guideline gives more detailed guidance than the rules set out in our Business Practice Policy. It emphasises Stora Enso's zero tolerance approach to corruption. We have defined our new Third Party Due Diligence Guideline in response to more stringent anti-corruption legislation, which requires companies to actively prevent corruption committed by their business partners. It aims to help ensure that Stora Enso has adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery committed by third parties.
Our divisions have worked extensively to make all our employees aware of the content of our guidelines on Gifts and Hospitality and Third Party Due Diligence. These activities have particularly
targeted divisional management teams, mill management teams, employees with competitor contacts, employees working with purchasing, marketing and sales, and employees in China, India and South America.
Competition Law Compliance Programme
In 2013 we updated our Competition Law Compliance Programme, which aims to explain the fundamentals of anti-trust legislation to our employees, and to establish reporting pathways for the approval of benchmarking, mill visits and competitor contacts.