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Human Rights

Human Rights Policies and Values

Human rights are fundamental rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship status, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation.  It is the policy of Nordson Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Nordson”) to respect human rights in all of our activities and to support the principles set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.  We expect all Nordson personnel will work to reduce the risk of potential human rights violations by identifying risks, monitoring those risks and remediating any non-compliance.  

Pursuant to our Code of Ethics for Suppliers and Third-Party Providers, Nordson’s third-party providers of goods and services (collectively, “Suppliers”) are expected to adhere to this policy and comply with laws and regulations related to human rights.

Human Trafficking and Child Labor
Nordson’s Policy Against Human Trafficking and Slavery complies with the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.

Workplace Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Nordson is dedicated to cultivating a positive work environment where employees are treated fairly.  Nordson does not condone, nor will it tolerate, prohibited discrimination based on characteristics protected by law, such as: race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship status, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation.  

Nordson personnel should be particularly cognizant of, and make provisions to protect, populations who may be more vulnerable to human rights abuses, including children, women, minorities, migrants and indigenous populations.

Freedom of Association 
Nordson recognizes and respects its employees’ right to associate freely and bargain collectively. Nordson will work constructively with recognized employee representatives to promote the interests of its employees. In locations where employees are not represented by unions, Nordson provides opportunities for employee concerns to be heard.

Indigenous Populations, Community Engagement and Free, Prior and Information Consent (FPIC)
Nordson supports the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and seeks to maintain open and positive relationships with all populations in the communities in which we operate, though Nordson does not maintain a formal FPIC process.  In the event that Nordson operations have an adverse impact on any community in which we operate, Nordson is committed to engaging in dialogue with all affected populations.  Nordson will not develop operations that would require the involuntary resettlement of indigenous populations.

Biometric Policy
In the event that Nordson collects, possesses, or otherwise obtains biometric identifiers or biometric information, we will adhere to all applicable biometric privacy laws and regulations.  Nordson will not, at any time, sell, lease, trade, or otherwise commercially profit from our use of biometric identifiers or biometric information in our possession, custody, or control.  Nordson only possesses and retains biometric identifiers or biometric information for the limited time necessary to satisfy the purpose(s) for which they have been collected, or within three (3) years from of our last interaction with the individual (including an employee) who has provided the identifiers or information, whichever occurs first.  In the event Nordson no longer seeks to possess and retain biometric identifiers or biometric information, we with use commercially reasonable protocols and procedures to permanently destroy any and all such identifiers or information in a manner that will not compromise their confidentiality or integrity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Nordson may maintain a biometric identifier or biometric information beyond the retention timeframe set forth herein, but only for the minimum time necessary, to comply with a valid warrant or subpoena issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.