Rega for restauratuers

Rega for restauratuers

What does REGA mean for your company?

Your company will be among the first in Denmark to meet the UN and OECD’s minimum standards for responsible business conduct. With REGA as your quality assurance stamp guaranteeing a high standard of engagement within corporate social responsibility, you will create value added for your company and improve the industry’s reputation.

By working with your company’s corporate social responsibility in a focused and systematized manner, you will ensure that operations run efficiently and that there is increased transparency for your employees, your business partners and other stakeholders in relation to your company’s respect for its employees human rights, respect for the environment and climate, and its focus on anti-corruption among other things.

It will be both easier for you to run your company and easier for you to demonstrate to others what you are doing.

What are you commiting to?

As a member of REGA, you commit to putting a sharp focus on corporate social responsibility. It is about your social responsibility, your responsibility towards the environment, and your economic responsibility. These are the three bottom lines you will work with within corporate social responsibility.

As a member of REGA, you will sign up to the UN Global Compact, which is the UNs initiative that works  for corporate sustainability. You then become a member of the initiative’s Danish network. The network offers you and your REGA-colleagues courses and other events that you can freely sign up for.

With REGA, you move a step forward in your efforts wth corporate sustainability and social responsibility. While the UN Global Compact is an inspiration to work with social responsibility, the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises detail precisely how you should actualize the work. In order to ensure socially responsible operations, it is necessary to implement both sets of guidelines which ensure the internationally recognized minimum standards. Read more about what the UN Global Compact and the UN’s and OECD’s minimum standards mean for your business.

The guidelines set only a minimum standard. Consequently, there is room to further contribute to the company’s sustainable development by, for example, putting more goals into action than the minimum requirement. Actions may include for instance contributing to achieving the UN Global Goals for 2030.

What should you do regarding your employees?

You already focus on your employees working conditions and opportunities by nature of their employment, and now your work will be systematized from a human rights perspective. This will result in transparency and credibility with regard your company’s operations.

Regarding your employees, you will have to take a position on both the known and unknown adverse impacts they experience on their human rights. You will for instance have to take a stance on your employees right to not be subject to discrimination. This means that you will take responsibility for no employee or guest being treated differently based on their skin colour, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion or political conviction. You will also address your employees right to a safe and healthy working environment, their right to rest and freetime, their right to family life, social security and the remainder of the 48 human rights.

Your employees will also be involved in the process. To be able to monitor the extent to which your employees experience adverse impacts on their human rights, they should have the possibility to inform you if or when they experience the said adverse impacts. It is entirely up to you how you present them with that opportunity, whether it is an open-door policy among management, an email address they can write to, the possibility to report incidences through the intranet, or something else entirely. The most important thing is their involvement when you are dealing with their human rights.

What should you do regarding your suppliers?

As part of your corporate social responsibility, you must ask your suppliers and partners to implement the UN and OECD minimum standards for responsible business conduct. You are simply asking them to do the same as you are doing.

This does not mean that you must now reassess all of your contracts at once. You do this step by step. When it is time to renegotiate existing contracts and when entering into new contracts, you must demand that they begin work on complying with the minimum standards of corporate conduct, that is, the UN and OECD guidelines within the coming period.

You can help your suppliers and collaborators by being open about your own work and sharing the knowledge and experience you have.

Human Rights

Corporate social sustainability includes respect for human rights. Read more about what this means for the restaurant industry.


Environmental sustainability is about reducing our impact on the environment and the climate. Read more about what this means for the restaurant industry.


Economic sustainability also includes a focus on fair trade. Read more about what this means for the restaurant industry.