Lival - Lighting the Way
Lival is a family business, founded in 1945, based in Finland, where headquarters, principal industry, research and development are located. Labour intensive parts of assembly are outsourced to Dagö in Estonia.
Lival develops and produces practical, efficient and economical lighting systems for the retail sector. Lival also produces functional lamps for home and office.
Our core strategy is to strengthen and expand our role as a world leader in the shop-light business.
The four cornerstones of our strategy are:
1. To understand the significance of a committed sales and marketing force
2. To fully control and monitor the supply chain
3. To co-ordinate our global distribution network
4. To maintain a modern working environment with appropriate IT and factory facilities
Lival is committed to taking social responsibility. Our business systems are certified by the ISO 9001 standard for quality, the ISO 14001 standard for the environment, the OHSAS-18001 standard for safety and care for workers as well as the SA8000 standard of social accountability.
Lival Ethical Code of Conduct
Lival develops and produces practical, efficient and economical lighting systems for the retail sector. Lival is, according to its policy, committed to drive streamlined processes which cost effectively produce high quality products. We do this in compliance with occupational health and -safety, environmental and social responsibility principles and standards, respecting laws and regulations. Continuous improvements are made to increase the satisfaction of customers, staff and other stakeholders.
Lival is certified to SA8000 (www.sa-intl.org) which is an ethical standard that builds on the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UN declarations of human rights in the workplace and of the rights of the child.
Lival is committed to follow and promote the following ethical principles. Lival expects its suppliers and business partners to take a similar approach.
Lival complies with national and international laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate. Lival respects international norms of behaviour and is guided by international treaties and recommendations such as the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Convention on the Rights of the Child, the ILO's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
Fair operating practices
Lival has zero tolerance for bribery and corruption. Offering or accepting bribes and corporate gifts or any other financial benefits for the purpose of influencing decision making are prohibited.
Lival is committed to confidentiality concerning communication with business partners.
Respect for human rights
Lival respects human rights.
Lival has a zero tolerance policy concerning child labour and complies with ILO Convention 138.
Health and safety
At Lival health and safety issues are high priority. Our aim is zero accidents and a wellbeing and healthy staff in a safe working environment. Lival is certified to OHSAS 18001.
Forced and compulsory labour
Lival has zero tolerance policy concerning forced and compulsory labour.
Freedom of association & right to collective bargaining
Lival respects that all personnel have the right to form, join, and organize trade unions of their choice and to bargain collectively on their behalf with the company.
All employees are equal regardless of race, national or social origin, caste, birth, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, marital status, union membership, political opinions, age, or any other condition that could give rise to discrimination. Lival does not accept discrimination or harassment of any kind.
Disciplinary actions are not applied.
Lival complies with applicable laws and industry standards including criteria laid out in the SA8000 standard on working hours and public holidays.
Lival respects the right of its personnel to a living wage and ensures that wages paid for a normal work week always meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and are sufficient to meet the
basic needs of personnel and to provide some discretionary income.
At Lival, environmental issues are an integral part of business activities. Lival considers it a matter of conscience to search for solutions that enable a balance between economic growth and minimal ecological impact, e.g. Life Cycle thinking, material and energy efficiency as well as least possible waste and emissions. Lival is certified to ISO 14001.