Ethics and integrity
LINK arkitektur shall act in a professional and proper manner towards the people we meet in our daily work. Everyone working for LINK arkitektur should feel assured that they can seek advice and support to solve ethical dilemmas and situations that could arise while working for LINK arkitektur.
LINK arkitektur's work with ethics and integrity is built on the principles of the UN Global Compact, ISO 26000 and guidelines from Transparency International. All LINK employees need to be aware of and adhere to the corporate group's Code of Conduct. These guidelines describe our principles of business and the wanted conduct among employees and other representatives for the group.
The Code of Conduct is passed by the Board of Directors, owned by the group management and should be an integral part of the organization at all times. Our values, culture and integrity of each employee are also important factors that contribute to maintaining LINK arkitektur as an open, independent and responsible consultant, partner, client and employer. Thorough and continuous training and awareness raising activities strengthen the abilities of managers and employees in recognizing ethical dilemmas when they arise, and dealing with these dilemmas in accordance with our values.
With ongoing assignments running in a number of locations, LINK arkitektur faces multifaceted risks that could also involve significant risk of corruption and influence peddling. This is the reason we have established an internal anti-corruption programme. The anti-corruption programme shall ensure that LINK arkitektur adheres to laws and regulations, and identifies and handles corruption risks in a proper manner. LINK arkitektur's anti-corruption programme is based on the group's Code of Conduct and a more detailed anti-corruption policy which build on internationally acclaimed practises for combating corruption – such as recommendations from the World Bank and Transparency International.
The anti-corruption programme furthermore consists of a set of procedures and tools for assessing and managing corruption risks and an anti-corruption handbook which provides guidelines for how to identify and handle situations that could jeopardize one’s integrity and independence. The tools of the anti-corruption programme, combined with the corporate group's culture of responsible, respectful and proper conduct, shall contribute to adherence with the Code of Conduct.
Reporting of possible misconduct and whistleblowing
Responsibility is a core value for LINK arkitektur. An important part of taking responsibility is to identify potential misconduct as soon as possible. LINK arkitektur's procedures for reporting and handling of possible misconduct, encourage employees and external stakeholders to report suspicion of any misconduct and they also ensure that these reports are handled appropriately and without reprisal or negative consequences for the reporting employee.
The Group Compliance Officer is responsible for managing the Code of Conduct, the procedures for reporting and handling of possible misconduct, and the anti-corruption programme. Among other tasks, this includes support in assessments of corruption risks in projects and external parties, and providing everyone who works for LINK arkitektur with advice and training in anti-corruption.
The Group Compliance Officer heads the Ethics Committee, which is an advisory board to the management on issues relating to ethics and integrity.
Anyone who has questions on ethics, integrity, independence and anti-corruption, or has observed possible violations of LINK arkitektur’s Code of Conduct, can consult the Group Compliance Officer ( firstname.lastname@example.org).