Forbo is a leading producer of floor coverings, building and construction adhesives, as well as power transmission and conveyor belt solutions.
Forbo fosters a high-performance culture that takes account of not only the high-level demands of our customers and business partners, but also of those we set ourselves. This is why we promote the ongoing development of skills and capabilities at all organizational levels and support this internally through training courses and activities.
Our divisions regularly organize training courses for employees in a variety of topics relating to products and applications, sales and marketing, finance, operations, project management, strategy implementation and Forbo values. At Group level, Forbo has successfully established its internal Management Training Program in conjunction with the University of St. Gallen, external partners and internal functional specialists.
Preserving the environment and generating ecological value added are important factors in the decisions we take regarding our developments and investments. Consequently, we constantly strive to optimize our production processes in terms of water and energy usage, the reduction of emissions, the recycling of heat generated in the production process as well as the reduction and recycling of off-cuts in order to keep our footprint to a minimum.
With linoleum, Flooring Systems provides a floor covering 97% of which is made up of renewable raw materials. With BioBelt, Movement Systems is the first belt manufacturer worldwide to develop a biodegradable conveyor belt with physical and dynamic characteristics that are comparable with standard belts.
As a company that is quoted on the stock market, economic sustainability and responsibility are also topics that Forbo deals with day in, day out. Our aim is to create long-term value added for our stakeholders, and compliance plays a key role in achieving this goal.
Another area where we have intensified our efforts is the training courses we offer in connection with the Forbo Code of Conduct, competition law and the fight against corruption, some of which are supported by e-learning tools that have been rolled out worldwide. In addition, Forbo has strengthened its risk management processes and internal control system.
The Forbo Code of Conduct sets out our most important business principles and basic values. The Code of Conduct is central to the way we protect and develop our reputation. It is built on the principles of integrity, transparency and fairness and describes how we are to behave.
The Code of Conduct not only ensures but goes beyond compliance with the laws and regulations wherever we run our business.
It demonstrates our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in every situation while at the same time respecting people’s rights as individuals. We expect this of every single employee, everywhere, every day. We also expect this of all our business partners. High standards in our relationships are the foundation for lasting success.