The Transparency Act

The Transparency Act applies to The Nansen Center.  

The purpose of the law is to stop, prevent or limit negative consequences that businesses have either caused or contributed to.

The Act imposes an obligation on businesses to provide information on supplier relationships, and a duty to, among other things, carry out due diligence assessments for basic human rights and decent working conditions,

in line with the OECD's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

The Norwegian Consumer Authority (Forbrukertilsynet) monitors compliance with the provisions of the Act. You can read more about the Transparency Act on the Norwegian Consumer Authority's website.

 

How does the Nansen Center work with the Transparency Act?

From July 1st, 2022, everyone has the right to ask the Nansen Center for information about how we deal with negative consequences on basic human rights and decent working conditions. The Nansen Center is obliged to respond to such information requests.

The Nansen Center has started work on meeting the requirements, and a statement of due diligence assessments must be published by June 30th each year - the first time on June 30th, 2023.

 

Inquiries regarding the obligation to provide information can be sent by e-mail to post@nersc.no or by letter to Jahnebakken 3, 5007 Bergen.