Human rights and legal compliance
We respect human rights and respect the respective laws, values, norms and social system in all nations.
Our standard goes beyond simply complying with laws and other binding regulations. We expect our employees to behave ethically in their work activities and in all related situations.
We do not tolerate any type of discrimination relating to sex, age, race, nationality, disability, religion, social origin and sexual orientation. We support equal opportunities.
Fair business practices
We achieve our market position through the excellent quality of our products and services as well as our performance. We do not use any unfair commercial practices for competitive purposes to the detriment of our competitors or any other company on the market.
We condemn child labor and respect the legal regulations relating to the minimum age of entry to work for all employees.
Forced labor and punishments
We condemn forced labor and corporal punishment, threats and harassment of employees.
We condemn all forms of corruption. The legal prohibitions apply to transactions between companies and to contracts with politicians and public officials.
Political independence is of the utmost importance. We are committed to being politically neutral.
Freedom of association
We recognize our employees’ right to free association. We work together with employee representatives on a basis of mutual trust.
Fair wages and working hours
Salaries, social contributions as well as working hours comply with the applicable local minimum standards From law.
Health & Safety
We protect our employees against dangers in the workplace and support health prevention measures.
Product safety and quality
We are aware that the safety and reliability of our products are the basis of our success. Our standard is to offer our customers high quality products. To this end, our quality management is an integral part of all our activities. We comply with legal requirements regarding quality and safety.
We design our products, services and processes to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient. We comply with environmental requirements in all our operational areas and use natural resources responsibly.
Data protection and security
The protection of the personal data of our employees, customers and suppliers is of high importance to us. We therefore collect, store or process personal data, if this is necessary, only for legally permitted purposes.
We are aware that we, as a company, also take responsibility for the common well-being. We want to help improve infrastructure, social conditions and quality of life on our sites. Our business operations and products are designed to contribute to people’s well-being and the satisfaction of their needs.