Transparency act

Organisation and areas of operation

Entec Evotec AS is a subsidiary of the Entec Group AS and is located in Ulsteinvik and Tønsberg.

The company is a supplier that offers fully integrated maritime handling equipment, and that provides product and complete solutions, including After Sales and services.  

Entec Evotec AS operates in the following main market segments:

  • Seismic and research
  • Offshore / Subsea
  • Fishery
  • Aquaculture
  • After Sales & Service

The company is divided into the following organizational areas: Product development, Sales and Marketing, Project, Purchasing, Technical, Production/Assembly, After Sales and Service, in addition to Finance, HR and HSEQ. The department managers in the value chain report to the CEO. The CEO reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors of Entec Evotec AS. The board consists of the Chair of the board and 3 board members, including 2 employee representatives.

Due diligence

The due diligence assessment in Entec Evotec AS is based on the OECD's model for due diligence for responsible business conduct:

Figure: Due diligence assessment process and support measures

(1) Establish responsibility in guidelines and governance systems. (2) Map and assess negative impact/damage, and how the impact is managed. (3) Halt, prevent, or reduce negative impact/damage. (4) Monitor implementation and outcomes. (5) Communicate how the impact is managed. (6) Guarantee, or work jointly toward correction and reparation where needed.

The model has six steps that describe how the company works for more responsible and sustainable business practices and provides a holistic approach to due diligence as a method.

Guidelines and routines

Entec Group AS's Ethical Guidelines applies to all employees in the Group, including the subsidiaries, and shall form the basis for all professional practice, regardless of where one practices one's profession in the Group. Entec Evotec AS employees shall show respect for the nteraction between technology/professional practice and human values and contribute to openness about the consequences of technological/professiona solutions for society, the environment and the individual. A precautionary approach is sought to be used in all work.

Employees of Entec Evotec AS shall strive for honesty, openness and a correct and good conduct towards employees, customers, suppliers, competitors, business associates and authorities. The company and employees must ensure that they do not contribute to human rights violations and are aware of their social responsibility.

The Company recognizes its responsibility to promote and comply with fundamental human rights and decent working conditions in connection with the production of goods and the provision of services.

The Supplier Conduct Principles have been establishedto ensure safe working conditions throughout Entec Evotec AS's supply chain,and to ensure that workers are treated with respect and dignity, impartially and fairly, that business operations are environmentally sound, and that business operations are conducted in accordance with internationally recognized principles and relevant international conventions (including the UN Global Compact, ILO conventions, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child). Entec Evotec AS expects all its suppliers to act in accordance with the Supplier Conduct Principles and obtains written confirmation of this.

Entec Evotec AS conducts an annual due diligence assessment of its value chain to map, prevent, mitigate, and account for actual and potential negative consequences of its own operations, supply chain and the activities of its business associates.

In the due diligence assessment, the following topics are assessed:

  • Human rights
  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Environmental protection  
  • Anti-bribery, bribery offers and extortion
  • Consumerinterests
  • Disclosureof information

Entec Evotec AS maps its suppliers and business associates, and conducts ongoing assessments related to risk, which apply to fundamental human rights, decent working conditions, sustainability and the environment to ensure good working conditions and environmental focus in the value chain.

Result of due diligence assessments

Entec Evotec AS acknowledges that the greatest influence the company has for any influence is with suppliers with which it has the largest volume and turnover. In 2024, the company has therefore revised its criterias in relation to the assessment of suppliers, to where there is the greatest need and potential for influence when it comes to implementing any measures. Purchases from countries with a higher risk of violations of fundamental human rights and decent working conditions in connection with the production of goods and the provision of services shall nevertheless be considered extraordinarily.

Based on the company's due diligence assessment, it has been revealed that there is risk of negative consequences for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions in the supply chain. It has been identified that the greatest risk of potential negative impact relates to suppliers with production in countries with a higher risk of human rights violations, such as China.


Measures taken to stop or limit risk

To minimize any negative impact, Entec Evotec AS is close to partners, suppliers and customers during company visits and supplier audits, and requires documentation of a joint commitment to comply with basic environmental requirements, human rights and other working conditions. The external audit plan for 2024 has been established and planned, based on the results of the due diligence assessment.

If documentation from the supplier does not satisfy the safeguarding of fundamental human rights and decent working conditions, it will have consequences for the contractual relationship with Entec Evotec AS.
Entec Evotec AS will strive for and influence suppliers who do not provide satisfactory documentation, in order to minimize risk and repair any violations that have been committed to avoid further negative consequences.

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