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Norwegian Transparency Act: a step forward in ethical business practices

Norwegian Transparency Act: a step forward in ethical business practices

1 Sep 2022 - WEBINAR - 10:00 BST | 11:00 CEST

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Please note, this session will be run in Norwegian followed by a short presentation in English during the final 15 minutes of the webinar.

The Norwegian Transparency Act is a step forward in ethical business practices.

Drawing on OECD guidelines, businesses that fall under the scope of the new rules will need to conduct human rights and decent working conditions assessments across all their supply chains to ensure that appropriate standards of ethical employment are being met throughout.

The central aim of the Norwegian Transparency Act is to make larger businesses more responsible and accountable for ensuring the right standards are being met by all of their suppliers, and to ensure these businesses regularly disclose their continuous efforts to ensure they regularly strive to maintain ethical business practices.


Arild Dyngeland, Partner – Lawyer at Schjødt is a lawyer in Schjødt’s litigation department, and has extensive experience from civil and criminal trials, especially business crime defence. He was appointed as regular defence counsel to the Norwegian Supreme Court in 2015.

Adam Whitfield, Head of Assurance Strategy at Achilles, has over 10 years of management system and site audit experience having visited companies globally on behalf of our customers in a variety of sectors. Over the past four years Adam has supported the development and implementation of our Ethical Sourcing and Ethical Business programmes. As well as auditing experience Adam is responsible for the implementation of global management system processes against international standards for Achilles, and is passionate about using management system standards to drive continual improvement.

Heidi E. Jørgensen joined Achilles as VP ESG and Sustainable Solutions in January this year. Heidi has a 30+ years of experience in various aspects of supply chain, project execution and contract management across Europe, Africa, Asia & the Americas, primarily within Oil & Gas industry. Heidi is passionate about establishing sustainable supply chains and aligning across business functions to ensure stakeholder buy-in and task execution and in her previous role as global vendor qualification manager in BW Offshore she found that Achilles supports this well in their supplier qualification systems. Heidi has experience managing projects and teams in establishing transparent supply chains, achieved by building trust and cooperation with both suppliers and buying organisations. Her current focus is implementing the new Transparency Act that came into force on July 1st in Norway in to Achilles. This act requires that buyers ensure that the same principles of transparency is incorporated throughout the supply chain at large, and not only 1st and 2nd tier.

Why attend?

Join our webinar with Norwegian law firm, Schjødt, to learn more about the Norwegian Transparency Act in supply chains including, what the new legislation entails, how businesses should get ready for the implications it may have if they don’t comply and how to mitigate supply chain risk through ethical business practices.


  • Norwegian Transparency Act: everything you should know
  • What are the implications?
  • How to drive ethical business practices in your business?
  • Q&A