Socially Responsible Business Management

The Dutch government aims to enter into voluntary covenants on International Corporate Social Responsibility (ICSR) with various economic sectors, including the metallurgic sector. Such covenants must be based on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

As a member of the Dutch Metal Industry Association (VNMI), Century Aluminum Vlissingen supports the goals of the covenants to strive for socially responsible business management. Century Aluminum Vlissingen also actively engages themselves in order to achieve these objectives. Responsible Business Conduct is an integral part of the policy of Century Vlissingen. This has been described in our safety policy:

“Socially Responsible Business Management is one of the cornerstones of our corporate strategy. As a company, Century Aluminum Vlissingen wants to play a role in economic, ecological and social developments. Corporate social responsibility means that account is taken of different stakeholders and the consequences for future generations.”

Suppliers and business partners

Century Vlissingen expects and demands from its suppliers and business partners that they have or develop policies to ensure that their entire chains comply with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the guiding principles for business and human rights of the United Nations (UN).

In specific terms, this means for suppliers and business partners that when manufacturing their products and performing their services in their chains, there is no child labor, violation of human rights, corruption involved, and that there is indeed a living wage, safe and healthy working conditions, protecting the rights of indigenous peoples and women, and taking into account a sustainable environment and minimization of waste.