Legal compliance requires continuous assessment and development of corporate governance policies and practices; and Nordic Capital engages with its portfolio companies to encourage strong corporate governance.

We offer our companies a support programme that includes training, tools and examples of best practice in major areas of corporate compliance such as anti-corruption, anti-trust, data protection, trade sanctions and whistleblowing. We see this as a way for them to mitigate legal and reputational risks, but also to build their reputation as trustworthy organisations, maximising goodwill and value.

Nordic Capital is committed to making a positive contribution to society and the communities in which we operate, and this applies to the payment of appropriate tax.

Nordic Capital expects its portfolio companies to ensure that taxes and charges are paid according to local laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate.

 

Key areas of corporate governance focus include:

Compliance

We ensure that companies have sufficient processes and protections in place in major areas of compliance such as anti-corruption, antitrust, data protection, trade sanctions and information security.

Ethics

We expect portfolio companies to place emphasis being trustworthy and responsible businesses by being transparent, setting clear guidelines and to place sustainability requirements on their suppliers.

Whistleblowing

We encourage our portfolio companies to ensure that well established whistleblowing systems are in place to monitor incidences of unacceptable behaviour and to encourage a culture of transparency.