UN Global Compact & DEIF

The 10 principles and how we interpret them:

Human rights

  • we support and respect internationally proclaimed human rights
  • we ensure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses

We support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and make sure that we do not in any way contribute to the violation of human rights.

DEIF wants to secure equal rights for people in general and therefore we commit ourselves to define and execute on global targets, e.g. for women in leadership positions and employment of people with reduced ability to work. We take pride in developing our people and conduct annual development dialogues with all our employees.

DEIF as well as our suppliers must protect employees against physical, sexual or mental abuse of any kind.

Labour rights

  • we uphold the freedom of association and recognise effectively the right to collective bargaining
  • we support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • we support the efforts to abolish child labour
  • we eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

DEIF upholds freedom of association and recognizes the right to collective bargaining. We respect and comply with relevant labour regulation in the countries where we do business.

DEIF and our suppliers work to eliminate all forms of forced labour and we work to eliminate the use of child labour. We ask all major suppliers and partners to sign and commit to our code of conduct. We conduct audits and follow-up meetings with selected suppliers and set up targets for self -assessment and reporting. In case of non-compliance, we ask suppliers to prepare action plans to close the gaps.

DEIF is an international company and strives for diversity in the organization. This means that we provide equal opportunities for people regardless of race, gender, age, religion and political conviction.


  • we support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • we undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • we encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

All new product developments, specifications, and designs at DEIF must meet and exceed a number of strict self-imposed targets. We encourage all employees to have a high environmental awareness in every relevant decision taken at the company, especially in our processes and production.

Our main headquarters in Skive, Denmark, has an advanced and comprehensive green energy system. We work actively to reduce the use of chemicals and harmful substances at DEIF and our suppliers – in our products, production, buildings, and cleaning activities.
Our energy-efficient products and solutions reduce fuel consumption and emissions. They optimise operations, making our customers' assets more valuable and more efficient. We continuously

work to identify opportunities and improve our environmental performance. We want to do even better tomorrow.

For more details about our environmental efforts, see our Green at heart page.


  • we work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

DEIF refrains from corruption, bribery, extortion and use of other methods that may create conflicts of interest related to our business. We request DEIF colleagues only to accept or give minor gifts and only to participate in meetings, events, etc. that are within the scope of normal business practices. If in doubt about issues concerning gifts and entertainment, the individual employee should consult his/her manager for clarification. Any decisions, actions or behavior compromising DEIF’s stance on anti-corruption will have consequences for the employee(s) involved.

Our contracts are always prepared in accordance with existing laws and regulation, and we take care to make sure that our contracts with suppliers, consultants and other cooperation partners include sections on anti-corruption.