Our Ethical Business Principles

What we believe in and how we work at St1

human rights
Human Rights
labour rights
Labour Rights

We are all the same


Support and Respect

We support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. We especially make sure to uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; and the effective abolition of child labour.

Protection of Human Rights

We strive to promote human rights in all our operations and expect our partners to do so as well. We encourage all our stakeholders, including employees, partners and communities, to react immediately if they observe any human rights abuses in our value chain.

Working on an equal footing

Freedom of Association

We uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. We respect the right of all our employees and workers to freely and voluntarily establish and join a trade union of their choice for the promotion and defence of their occupational interests, without fear of intimidation or reprisal, in accordance with national law.

Elimination of discrimination

We uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Our operations are based on equality and our behaviour towards each other is professional and fair. Responsibility of treating everyone equally rests with the entire workplace community. 

We value and respect each other's work and individuality, and do not discriminate against anyone based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, health, or any other condition that could lead to discrimination.

Labour safety

We ensure the safety of our operations, products and solutions and the integrity of our services. We are committed to offering a safe working environment for all people working at St1. 

We do not tolerate any form of substance abuse at St1, and we are committed to respecting our employees’ and business partners’ privacy and the confidentiality of personal data. We are also committed to contributing to developing the safety of our suppliers’ employees by offering safety training and sharing knowledge.

Caring for the environment

We support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges. We recognise and monitor the environmental impact of our operations. We work to prevent any adverse effects and actively seek practices with positive impacts. We comply with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations as well as applicable standards if there are no official regulations.

Environmental responsibility

We undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility. We are committed to continuous development of environmental requirements and cooperation concerning environmental issues. We support every employee’s responsibility for environmental protection. We communicate on environmental matters transparently. We encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Being transparent in all our actions

Working against corruption

We work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. We do not offer, promise, solicitate, accept or give bribes to advance actions. We always act in the best interests of our company and do not let our personal or related party interests influence our decision-making. 

The company’s employees who receive or give corporate gifts, are required to appropriately assess the value, grounds and need for such gifts or representation. We hold to the basic principle of making decisions on commercial grounds.

Commercial Compliance

We act in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations in the context of each operation and country of operation. Everyone willing to conduct business with us, regardless of the country they operate in, shall respect the same legal principles.

We actively engage in societal discussions but do not offer financial support to political parties and entities associated with them or make any direct or indirect political or religious contributions