The nature and location of the business

Easee develops, produces and sells smart charging solutions for electric cars. The Group consists of a parent company and four wholly owned subsidiaries:

Parent company:
Easee ASA, Norway


  • Easee UK Ltd
  • EASEE Deutschland GmbH
  • Easee Netherlands
  • BVEasee France SAS

The Easee Group headquarters is in Sandnes where development work is carried out on existing and new products as well as sales, marketing and operational support functions. The subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and France mainly focus on sales, marketing, delivery and customer support. The production of Easee’s products mainly takes place at the company’s subcontractors in Horten and Hadeland in Norway and Vänersborg in Sweden.

Our guidelines and procedures for Human rights 

Easee has incorporated the United Nations Guiding Principles for Human Rights into our own human rights policy which guides our work. The human rights policy is an integrated part of our governance and our code of conduct commits Easee and all its employees.

In 2022, Easee became a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), which means we commit to, and follow, the RBA code. The RBA code is in alignment with the UN Guiding Principles for Human Rights and the provisions in the code are derived from internationally recognized standards such as the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • As a member of the UN Global Compact we also report yearly on the 10 principles.
  • In 2023, Easee also became members of the Responsible Minerals Initiative.
  • As the Norwegian transparency act took effect in 2022, Easee has established routines to manage any incoming requests and formalized its human rights due diligence process.

Whistleblower and grievance

As members of the RBA, Easee will encourage suppliers without a whistleblowing platform to implement RBA’s Worker Voice Platform free of charge. The whistleblowing platform is a tool to ensure that workers can provide feedback without the fear of retaliation and thus providing greater visibility into facilities.

Easee’s human rights policy also addresses the Company’s responsibilities and commitments should a situation arise where human rights are violated.

Our Human rights due diligence

Easee conducted its human rights due diligence during spring 2022. In this process we looked at human rights risks in the different production steps in our supply chain, from the raw materials involved, to components and manufacturing. We considered geographical risks and corruption risks and used the opportunities to also evaluate environmental impacts.

As per 09.03.2023, Easee has not identified any concrete breaches of human rights in our supply chain.

Our human rights due diligence process did demonstrate that the highest risk for human rights violations is at extraction/raw materials level, followed by components and then for assembly.

Highest level of risk identified:

  • Generic risks associated with mining and extraction:
    • toxic waste and toxic waste exposure, labour conditions in artisanal mining, lack of traceability in the supply chain.
  • Mineral specific risks:
    • risk of armed conflict associated with 3TG minerals, the high energy intensiveness of transition minerals as well as pressure on indigenous people’s land and human rights abuse allegations.

After extraction, minerals are sent to smelting before being sent to producers of components. On this level in the supply chain, the labour condition risks are considered high across a range of issues such as living wages, bonded labour, lacking health and safety measures and lacking the right to organize and for collective bargaining.

At the end of the supply chain, we have the manufacturing – we consider this low risk in Easee as this part happens in Norway and Sweden and is aligned with Norwegian and Swedish labour standards. The risk of human rights abuse in manufacturing in Scandinavia is considered low due to national legislation and its enforcement.

Actions and mitigations

Our human rights policy states that if human rights are violated in our supply chain, we want to know about it, because only that would enable us the opportunity to remediate the situation.

We have a series of ongoing activities:

  • We have a suppliers code of conduct which is based on RBA’s code of conduct, outlining our expectations to our suppliers. All our tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers have signed our code of conduct.
  • Through our membership with the Responsible Minerals Initiative, we have access to good practice with responsible minerals and we are developing our minerals roadmap in 2023.
  • Through our membership with the Responsible Business Alliance, we work systematically on transparency on sustainability issues in the supply chain, we carry out audit programmes and we work on raising competence on our approach and requirements for sustainability in the supply chain.
  • We provide advice, support and guidance to our tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers to help them manage transparency and sustainability in their own supply chains.

This report was created following the Norwegian Consumer Authority guide, as Easee by the Norwegian Transparency act §5 is required to publish a statement about our human rights’ due diligence. For further questions about our human rights’ due diligence, please reach out to us at