We comply with laws and regulations. We oblige our suppliers to comply with these following principles as well as our delivery and quality conditions. The export of our products is subject to the applicable national export control laws.
Our business partners are treated fairly and with respect. Small gifts are only given with the consent of the partner and must not influence the partner's decision-making process.
We also only accept small gifts and hospitality on usual occasions and do not accept financial or other benefits under any circumstances.
We avoid the use of other people's intellectual property.
Personal data will be respected and treated confidentially. Our information security policy ensures the correct handling of confidential information from employees and partners.
Where required by law or requested by clients, valid regulations are systematically made available to employees.
Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of interest between the activities in our company and the involvement in other companies and associations of any kind must be avoided.
In our decisions, we neither let ourselves be bribed by suppliers nor do we attempt to bribe our customers.
Small customary gifts are only given with the partner's consent and must not influence the partner's decision-making process. We ourselves also only accept small gifts and hospitality on the usual occasions and do not accept financial or other benefits under any circumstances.
No applicant or employee will be disadvantaged based on gender, disability, age, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief and sexual identity.
In our companies, employees are only employed from the age of 16. The protection of minors is guaranteed. We respect the right to freedom of association, co-determination and collective bargaining. We disclaim forced labour and human trafficking. We oblige our suppliers to observe these principles through our delivery and quality conditions.
All managers apply our principles of personnel management and observe our rules of cooperation.
Our employees are responsible for the buildings and equipment as well as other operational items. They avoid unnecessary costs and use information and communication media exclusively for business purposes. We are aware of our social responsibility towards our environment.
All employees are obliged to comply with and implement this policy. Violations must be reported to the supervisor, the environmental and safety reporting office or the management. No employee may be disadvantaged operationally as a result of such a report.
The protection of minors is guaranteed. It is ensured that child labour is excluded. We respect the right to freedom of association, co-determination and collective bargaining. We reject forced labour and human trafficking. We record working hours and ensure compliance with legal requirements. Our wages and social benefits comply with legal requirements and are supplemented by collective agreements.
Antitrust law and competition
We comply with competition laws and take all necessary preventive measures against anti-competitive behaviour. We reject the production as well as the use of counterfeit products.
Implementation and Feedback
All employees and suppliers are obliged to comply with and implement this policy. Violations must be reported to the supervisor, the Environmental and Safety Reporting Office or the management. No employee or supplier may be disadvantaged as a result of such a report. If anonymity is to be maintained, Mr. Dominik Lorenz can be contacted as ombudsman at 07171/704-460. He receives reports and forwards them within the organisation, whereby he is obliged to keep the name of the reporter confidential if requested.