Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been an integral part of our business since our foundation. At the core of our CSR committment is an ambition to live up to the model company objective formulated in 1965 by the VKR Group founder, Villum Kann Rasmussen:
”A model company is one that is committed to products that are useful to society and treats its customers, suppliers, employees of all categories and shareholders better than most other companies. A model company makes a profit in order to finance growth and maintain financial independence."
- Villum Kann Rasmussen - 1965
Take responsibility, show respect
We don’t pass problems on as quickly as we can - we take responsibility and find a solution. We treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
Have courage, show care
In our day to day activities we are proactive, tackling difficult issues head on, after we have taken the time to think and plan appropriately. We are not afraid of change and of being different.
This formula encourages a healthy balance of initiative and perseverance, essential for growth, and helps us maintain the excellent relationship developed with clients, suppliers, employees and shareholders.
We always finish what we’ve started and honour our promises - we are not afraid of commitment. We persevere in any situation regardless of the difficulty we might be facing.
Quality equals progression
We must never promise something we can’t deliver to the best possible standard; we must always look at what we have achieved and work out how to do it better next time.
Together with contributions from the rest of the VKR Group, VELFAC helps to channel part of our financial return back to society. This is done via the non-profit foundations VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN, which work under the joint umbrella THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS.
The foundations support non-profit projects in science, culture, art and social affairs. Below you can see examples of the funds' purposes.
We strive to treat our customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders in an exemplary manner - and this commitment to the environment and human rights goes back many years. We also expect our suppliers to do the same. Therefore, we work purposefully with a Code of Conduct for our suppliers, which ensures respect for human rights and protects against, among other things, discrimination, use of child labour, substances harmful to health and pollution.
Read much more about the many initiatives for the environment and human rights in the latest CSR report from DOVISTA
As a model company, we are committed to conducting our business with honesty and integrity, and we expect our employees to do the same.
If you experience or observe possible violations of the law or conditions of concern involving employees of VELFAC or other companies owned by DOVISTA, you can report it.
VELFAC recognises that slavery and human trafficking is a blight on society and endeavours to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business. This statement sets out the steps being taken by VELFAC to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.
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