Legal Sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation policy

Sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation policy

We believe in maintaining a safe, respectful, and dignified work environment for everyone.

Our global team thrives in a fully remote environment, we hold dear the principles of respect, integrity, and dignity. Recognizing our unique composition and the challenges of virtual workspaces, this policy reaffirms our unwavering commitment to creating a safe, inclusive, and supportive work environment for all employees, with a particular emphasis on the empowerment and protection of our predominantly female workforce.


This policy aims to prevent, address, and eliminate all forms of sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation within Høst, ensuring a work environment where everyone, irrespective of their gender or location, feels valued, respected, and safe.

Scope of policy

This policy applies to all employees, contractors, consultants, and anyone engaged in business with or on behalf of Høst, across all geographies and online platforms.

Policy statement

Høst strictly prohibits sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation in any form. This includes but is not limited to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.


Sexual Harassment

Unwelcome actions, comments, or gestures of a sexual nature that are offensive, humiliating, or intimidating.

Sexual Abuse

Any actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Sexual Exploitation

Any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust for sexual purposes.


Høst encourages a culture of openness and support, where individuals feel confident to speak up about incidents of harassment, abuse, or exploitation without fear of retaliation.

Confidential Reporting

We provide secure and confidential channels for reporting incidents, accessible globally to ensure all employees can report safely.

Supportive Response

All reports will be taken seriously, with prompt, discreet, and thorough investigation procedures to ensure justice and support for the affected individuals.

Prevention and education

Awareness and Training

Our team is developing processes and training reviews to implement for all our employees that emphasizing the importance of a respectful work environment and the specific challenges of remote interactions.

Clear Communication

Policies and expectations regarding conduct in remote work settings will be clearly communicated, ensuring all employees understand the standards of behavior expected in virtual meetings, communications, and any digital interaction.


Leadership Commitment

Høst’s leadership is committed to modeling respectful behavior, actively promoting this policy, and ensuring its implementation and adherence across the organization.

Employee Accountability

All employees are responsible for their actions and are expected to uphold the principles of this policy, contributing to a work environment free from harassment, abuse, and exploitation.


Our Sexual Harassment, Abuse, and Exploitation Policy is a cornerstone of Høst’s commitment to maintaining a respectful, safe, and empowering remote work environment for our global team. Together, we stand united in our dedication to a workplace that is free from harm, where every individual is respected, valued, and protected.