In 2016, Danfoss continued the efforts to ensure high ethical standards and good business conduct by updating the Ethics Handbook and training people managers. One of the updates covered slavery and human trafficking in order to accommodate recent regulations.All new managers as well as all white-collar employees in India and Asia-Pacific receive training via Danfoss’ global e-learning Ethics@work as part of their on-boarding. All other managers are trained in Ethics@work on a bi-annual basis. During 2016, 1,576 new managers and white-collar employees have been trained in Ethics@work.
In order to keep track on how ethics is handled in Danfoss, we monitor the number of dismissals due to unethical behavior. In 2016, a total of 39 employees left Danfoss due to unethical behavior, against 31 in 2015 and 30 in 2014. The figures include both dismissals and voluntary resignations connected with ethical issues.