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Nic Christiansen CSR
Nic Christiansen CSR
Nic Christiansen CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
For a description of the company's business model, see the website area "The Nic. Christiansen Group" at www.nc.dk/en/organisation.

We believe in treating one another respectfully, behaving responsibly and running our business accountably. This is an integrated element of our corporate culture, which we seek to achieve, every day. This comes before everything else. 

We work with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as part of the company's strategy in order to ensure that respect, responsibility and accountability are part of every system, so that we can spotlight and uphold the actions and activities for which we want our company to be known. 

Our CSR work must also ensure that, on expanding the company, we can maintain these elements of our business, together with the company's values, in the new entities that we acquire or establish. 

We work with three fundamental starting points in our CSR work. Ethics, employees and climate conditions, as well as human rights, which together with our Group values are the basis for our approach to CSR and responsible business activities.

Ethics 
Ethics is our overall designation of activities to ensure that we always conduct our business in compliance with current legislation, guidelines and safety regulations, etc. This is the basis for our responsibility to our customers, society and our business partners. Our ethical guidelines are based on the international principles described in the UN Global Compact principles.

A number of ethical principles have been laid down in a Code of Conduct, which is our shared basis for good conduct in the Nic Christiansen Group.

The Nic Christiansen Group has an internal compliance department that, among other things, must ensure that none of the company's employees offer or receive unjustified benefits to or from employees of private enterprises or public institutions, either in Denmark or abroad.

There is a final section concerning human rights.

Employee conditions
Through many years in the automotive industry, the Group's employees have gained significant, unique knowledge of the conditions in the industry. Together with a good personnel policy, exciting tasks and interesting products contribute to attracting and retaining the expertise required.

Annual employee appraisals and measurement of employee satisfaction are used to continuously monitor well-being and knowledge resources in relation to upcoming and existing work tasks.
Ongoing supplementary training within leadership development and personal knowledge is offered, just as the Group follows the technical training planned by the manufacturers

We are an ambitious Group. There is an informal working atmosphere, and sometimes we can be very busy. This makes high demands of the individual employees, with the requirement to be flexible and ready for change. It is a requirement that we not only can, but also should contribute constructively to how we can complete our tasks as well as possible, and how we can achieve our full potential. We also focus on the "full" person and work/life balance. We wish to take care of our employees, so that they can take care of the Group. We focus on a safe working environment and our employees' well-being. We wish to contribute to our employees' development so that they are ready for their tasks today and in the future, and we take responsibility for training new employees for our sector.

Working environment organisation

The Nic Christiansen Group has established a working environment organisation in accordance with current regulations. The statutory working environment organisation involves the individual functions and departments.

Psychosocial working environment
The psychosocial working environment at the Nic. Christiansen Group is safeguarded through the company's working environment organisation, which is focused on annual themes that will help to maintain and increase well-being in the organisation. 

Physical working environment
The physical working environment is protected through the local working environment representative and the compulsory workplace assessments (APV) that are completed digitally, managed by the central HR department. There is also close monitoring of sick leave statistics and staff turnover rates, in order to provide any help and assistance needed to the employees concerned.

Health insurance

In order to contribute to ensuring the shortest possible sick leave/injury periods, the Nic Christiansen Group has established a health insurance scheme for the employees, which covers a large number of different illnesses and injuries, and their consequential effects.

Defibrillators
Defibrillators have been installed at all of the Group's locations, together with first-aid boxes at strategic positions in the buildings.

These measures have had a positive impact on employees' welfare.

Environmental and climate conditions

The Group has organised its environmental policy so as to take account of the environment and fulfil the statutory requirements to the greatest possible extent. Our environmental management policy is focused on recycling, energy savings and fuel-efficient vehicles. It is sought to reuse as many as possible of the materials that are consumed/used in conjunction with the Group's production, and environmental protection measures are taken regarding all of the substances used.

Waste handling
The Nic Christiansen Group complies with the current regulations for handling of hazardous waste, and disposal of used IT equipment, etc. In addition, all waste paper is sorted on a daily basis, for recycling.

Energy-saving measures

The Nic Christiansen Group is continuously replacing installations with modern, energy-efficient solutions, in order to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions from the day-to-day operations.
All properties are inspected regularly in order to find ways to reduce energy consumption.

Fuel-efficient vehicles

The Nic Christiansen Group's import and retail suppliers are developing fuel-efficient vehicles, with focus on low CO2 emissions, as well as low fuel consumption. Volkswagen is continuing to launch new technology, most recently hybrid-technological vehicles that use a combination of batteries and effective motors. Electrical vehicles and natural-gas propelled vehicles are also being developed. 

Scrapping and reuse

The Nic Christiansen Group has established an overall agreement with the company Stena Jern og Metal on the reuse of scrapped vehicles. Stena receives and processes scrap iron and metal, in order to refine them into new products. Stena ensures that minimum 80% of the vehicle's original weight is reused or made use of in the best possible way.

Other than the aforementioned, no specific climate policy has been adopted.

International principles 

NCG bases its CSR work on internationally recognised principles for human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti-corruption.

These principles are founded in the UN Global Compact principles. These are continually followed and incorporated in guidelines and policies throughout the group. The principles can be viewed  here >>


Human rights
The Group has internal guidelines and objectives in order to work in a safe and healthy working environment, with respect for human rights. Concerning imports from abroad, the company ensures that child labour and forced labour are not used to produce the items procured by the company. Procurement officers are also trained to spot and prevent corruption and bribery.

Our focus on human rights ensures that our employees are also aware of the need to protect human rights.

KPIs
The Group does not use financial key performance indicators.
 


Address: Sjællandsvej 1 · 6000 Kolding · Denmark · Phone: (+45)7015 1599 · E-Mail: mail@nc.dk 

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The history of the Nic. Christiansen Group began in 1967, with the import of BMW. The company's primary activities today are the import of Hyundai, Honda, Land Rover and Jaguar, owning three car trading chains, Terminalen, Bayern AutoGroup and British MotorGroup as well as leasing and financing company NCG Finans.

The Nic. Christiansen Group has operations in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States.