Fjeld Consultant is an internationally renowned transport and logistics group with headquarters in Bergen, Norway. We handle a wide range of goods within the bulk, breakbulk and project industry.
Since the beginning, Fjeld Consultant has built a comprehensive international network through partnership and collaboration with some of the industry's most respected and professional actors.
Fjeld Consultant's business philosophy evolves around quality and flexibility.
Fjeld Consultant's ambition is to become a strategic and preferred logistics partner for our customers by establishing itself as the foremost player in the global logistics solutions market.
The key to Fjeld Consultant's success is the ability to develop innovative services and logistics concepts based on high expertise and advanced information technology.
Fjeld Consultant conduct themselves to the following value of principles:
Fjeld Consultant aims to establish a standard of ethics and integrity, in accordance with the law. Fjeld Consultant's own program for compliance with legal requirements and code of conduct are implemented completely internally and externally.
All employees, agents, vendors, and public authorities involved in our operations are required to abide by applicable laws and regulations, and execute their duties in compliance with the standards set out in these documents, thereby helping to safeguard our reputation and reduce risk to both the company and individual.
Corruption is to bribe or receive bribes, in the form of money, gifts or services, in order for a person in power to give another person benefits beyond the rules. Corruption occurs when a person in a trusted position or office, privately or publicly, puts the responsibility and obligations attached to the position aside and abuse the power in the post or office and thereby achieves either a private benefit or reward, or improperly strives for an advantage to your own organization or company. This is the definition of corruption laid down by the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO).
Fjeld Consultant recognize the value of networking is an important part of our activities, and our ethical standards are established to draw the lines between constructive working and bribery / corruption.
Facilitation payments refer to relatively small payments or rewards made in order to expedite, or ensure the provision of services that would, or should, in any case be provided in the normal course of events. There is a very thin line between what may be a “facilitation payment” and what may be a bribe, and great care must be taken in deciding whether or not such payment is legal, necessary and justifiable.
Fjeld Consultant is against making these payments, and expressly forbids them if they are illegal.
Fjeld Consultant will work to reduce and ultimately eliminate these forms for payments. Any employee who is uncertain and feeling that they are on the borderline, shall avoid such payments. If in doubt, the nearest manager shall be contacted to make sure that the Fjeld Consultant's ethical guidelines are in place.
The value of gifts shall be within the limits set under relevant tax rules. In some cases it will be appropriate to accept larger gifts / prizes, but only on behalf of the company. Gifts of significant value shall be handed over to the company at the first opportunity. Openness is important, and gifts / prizes / dinners offered or given, have to be formally reported to the management of the respective company.
Bribes are treated as a deliberate attempt to put the organization or an individual in a situation where the individual / persons have no choice, and where reciprocal benefits are demanded. It is not allowed to accept bribes. No kind of bonus or gift that can be interpreted as a bribe may be accepted or offered.
Fjeld Consultant is opposing all forms of human trafficking, forced labour and illicit forms of child labour in our value chain.
Fjeld Consultant expects the same commitment to legal and ethical conduct of subcontractors as Fjeld Consultant requires from its board members, managers and employees.
A part of this compliance program includes evaluation and assessment our regular suppliers / agents with respect to compliance. This “due diligence process” requires specific information about our subcontractors, and the subcontractors may be asked to reply on questions regarding ethical guidelines as a part of this data collection.
Fjeld Consultant is committed to comply with laws designed to combat bribery of officials and corruption. As part its contractual commitment to our clients, Fjeld Consultant introduces the following policies and procedures to govern all aspects of work or services.
Corruption (derived from corrupting, Latin corrumpere) is to bribe or receive bribes, in the form of money, gifts or services, in order for a person in a power to give another person benefits beyond the rules. Corruption occurs when a person in a trusted position or office, privately or publicly, puts the responsibility and obligations attached to the post or aside and abuse the power in the post or office and thereby achieves either a private benefit or reward, or improperly strives for an advantage to own organization or company. This is the definition of corruption laid down by Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO).
Fjeld Consultant and/or their owners, directors, board members and employees are subject to local and international laws and regulations that forbid and punish bribery and corruption, and all Fjeld Consultant employees are expected to comply with all applicable laws and guidelines.
Any Fjeld Consultant employee who violate any applicable laws or this policy will immediately be reported to the respective management, which comes to an appropriate discipline, which may also include termination.
Owners, directors, officers, employees and any other parties acting for or on behalf of Fjeld Consultant will not support any offering, paying, promising or authorizing any bribe, or other thing of value to any government official, government employee, customer, or business associate, directly or indirectly through a third party, to secure any contract, concession or other favorable treatment for Fjeld Consultant or our clients. Any such action may be considered to be a bribe and may result in violation of applicable law.
Accordingly, Fjeld Consultant personnel shall comply to the Company's policies on the provision of and reimbursement for gifts, representation, meals and travel expenses, and with the Company's relevant provisions on accounting and retention of documents to ensure that such expenses are properly documented.
Laws prohibiting the bribery of "officials" typically define "official” broadly to include any appointed, elected, or honorary official or any career employee of a government, of a government owned or controlled company or enterprise, or of a public international organization, or any person acting in any official capacity. The definition encompasses officials in all branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. It also includes political parties, party officials and candidates for political office.
Fjeld Consultant employees shall not give inducements, including gifts, representation, meals or travel expenses, to holders of public offices, customers or business associates on a scale that might be perceived as creating an unreasonable obligation on that recipient or that violates any applicable law or government policy against bribery or corruption.
Gifts, representations, meals or coverage of travel expenses provided to holders of public offices, customers or business associates must be approved by the respective manager after review for compliance with applicable laws value. When considering the reasonableness of the expense, Fjeld Consultant employees should consider the frequency with which such expenses are incurred for a particular recipient (such as regular gifts or dinners). Modest costs may amount to lavish and potentially improper payments when aggregated.
Companies can be held liable for payment made by a third party, such as a sales representative, subcontractor, consultant, agent or partner, of anything of value to a holder of a public office, even if the third party is not subject to the law and even if the company actually do not know of the payment. Company personnel may be liable if they give, pay, promise or authorize such payment when the company knows or willfully ignorant of the risk that the amount paid will be used in whole or in part for payment to a public official. To protect Fjeld Consultant and any company that Fjeld Consultant offers shipments or services, from this risk, Fjeld Consultant employees must screen diligently monitor contractual or investment relationships with any third parties with who Fjeld Consultant is doing business.
When a third party is engaged, the Fjeld Consultant must ensure that:
Common "red flags" that may indicate potential corruption include:
If Fjeld Consultant personnel become aware of any of these situations or others that suggest the possibility of improper payments, they should report to their manager for compliance with legal requirements at Fjeld Consultant.
All contributions by Fjeld Consultant to political campaigns or organizations or to charitable organizations:
Fjeld Consultant shall make and keep reasonably detailed books, records, and accounts that confirm with prevailing professional standards of accounting and that in reasonable detail reflects all transactions, including all expenditures, invoices, expense reports, receipts, disbursements, vouchers, and other disposition of monies or assets, all in according with Norwegian accounting rules.
Records of gifts, entertainment, meals and travel expenses shall include expense dates, the names and business association of all in attendance, and the reason for the expenditure. Valid and detailed third party receipts or invoices will support all records of such payments and expenses.
Fjeld Consultant will maintain a system of internal controls sufficient to reflect with reasonable accuracy of all transactions and the disposition of Fjeld Consultant assets. Relevant personnel shall be trained in the operation of such controls. The internal controls will be sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that:
Transactions are executed in accordance with management’s specific or general authorizations. Access to assets is permitted in accordance with management’s specific or general authorizations.
Fjeld Consultant personnel must comply with all applicable anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws and regulations. Fjeld Consultant personnel shall not engage in financial transactions that, directly or indirectly, promotes or result from any criminal activity prohibited by the laws in any country.
Fjeld Consultant personnel and suppliers of Fjeld Consultant should be alert to the money flow in every transaction and to question any payment methodology outside the norm. Such transactions should be screened for any of the following red flags:
Fjeld Consultant personnel shall not engage in or support any transactions, or otherwise facilitate, any activities by any terrorist person, activity, organization.
Fjeld Consultant shall comply with all applicable laws imposing economic and trade sanctions against certain countries designated nationals.
Fjeld Consultant shall consult with any business partner regarding assistance with compliance of all economic sanctions laws applicable to such business partner.
Fjeld Consultant shall comply with all applicable laws with regard country boycotts.
Fjeld Consultant shall consult with any business partner regarding assistance with compliance of all anti-boycott laws applicable to such business partner.
Fjeld Consultant shall comply with all applicable laws regarding controls over the exports of goods and services, including applicable laws and regulations covering re-exports.
Fjeld Consultant shall consult with any business partner regarding assistance with compliance of all export control laws comply with and regulations applicable to such business partner.
Fjeld Consultant's ethical code of conduct is intended to foster a search for continuous improvements in all aspects of our performance. It will therefore be reviewed annually and will be referred to in Fjeld Consultant’s annual report and published on our website as part of our ongoing improvement program. Fjeld Consultant's ethical code of conduct is communicated to colleagues and collaboration partners.
Fjeld Consultant intend to maintain a focus on ethics when evaluating existing and potential collaboration partners.