DALO’s CSR policy is instigated to set a clear direction for our CSR commitment and daily operations
CSR Policy in DALO
The Danish Armed Forces contributes to the promotion of peace and security and the protection of the values on which the Danish society is based. As a natural extension to this task, DALO supports internationally recognised principles for responsible business conduct, as expressed in the UN Global Compact's 10 principles, the UN's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the OECD's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the International Labor Organization's (ILO) fundamental principles and rights on the labor market as well as compliance with international sanctions that Denmark has acceded to.
At DALO, we focus our CSR efforts on our task: To ensure the Armed Forces' procurement of materiel at the right price and quality, produced and serviced with respect for people and the environment.
DALO will continuously identify, assess and measure our potential and current impact on people and the environment, and integrate relevant CSR policies in our internal policies and processes regarding acquisitions and purchases - right from the tender process to contract negotiations. When possible, we will actively work to ensure the inclusion of apprentices and veterans in the procurement. We will inform and educate our colleagues in order for them to understand our obligation to protect society's values and actively contribute to the avoidance of DALO inadvertently having a negative impact. To the extent we do not come into conflict with confidentiality considerations, we will openly and honestly communicate about our challenges and results, seek cooperation with others with similar challenges, and involve external stakeholders.
Our primary responsibility is to our soldiers and civilian employees, who often have to solve their tasks in dangerous situations. They depend on the nature and quality of the materiel we procure. At the same time, we recognize that we also have a responsibility to procure materiel with consideration for people and the environment.
If a supplier has caused significant negative impact on people or the environment, DALO will seek to influence the supplier through dialogue to end and mitigate the negative impacts. Our primary objective is to seek dialogue and engage with our suppliers.
However, we reserve the right to terminate the association if the dialogue appears futile or if there are gross or repeated:
- Human rights violations
- Cases of child labour, as defined in ILO Convention 182, Article 3
- Cases of forced labour
- Cases of bribery and other forms of corruption
- Violations of labor rights
- Cases of environmental damage
The same commitment applies if the procurement, or conditions in connection with the procurement, is in violation of international sanctions.