International Standards we follow

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are far-reaching recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from adhering countries. They provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in areas such as employment and industrial relations, human rights, environment, information disclosure, combating bribery, consumer interests, science and technology, competition, and taxation. Read the OECD guidelines for Multinational Enterprises here. 


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UDHR
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again. Read more about UDHR here.


International Labour Organization, ILO
The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes. At Tele2, we follow ILO’s core conventionsat a minimum. Read more about ILO here. 


United Nations Global Compact, UNGC
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. Tele2 is not a signing member, however our Code of Conduct is based on its principles. Read more about UNGC here


ISO 26000
ISO 26000 is an international standard regarding social responsibility. The standard is built on seven ground principles that together defines the term social responsibility. The guidelines highlights:

  • Concepts, terms and definitions.
  • Background, trends and characteristics.
  • Principles and routines.
  • Core areas and questions.
  • Integrating, implementing and promoting social responsibility behavior throughout the whole organizations in the form of policies and procedures within your industry area.
  • Identifying and interacting with stakeholders
  • Dissemination of information on commitments, performance and other things related to social responsibility

The GRI G4, OECD, ILO, UDHR together (and the GRI G4 alone) covers the content of ISO 26000 when implemented and integrated into business processes.  You can read more about ISO 26000 here. 


Childrens Rights and Business Principles, CRBP

The Children’s Rights and Business Principles provide a comprehensive framework for understanding and addressing the impact of business on the rights and well-being of children. Save the Children, the UN Global
Compact and UNICEF hope that these Principles will serve as inspiration and a guide for all business in their interactions with children. Read more about CRBP here.


UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" framework and guiding principles

UN Special Representative John Ruggie proposed a framework on business & human rights to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2008, resting on three pillars:

  1. the state duty to protect against human rights abuses by third parties, including business;
  2. the corporate responsibility to respect human rights; and
  3. greater access by victims to effective remedy, both judicial and non-judicial. 

Tele2 are following these guiding principles. You can read more about the framework here.