Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-102-16: Values
The reporting organization shall report the following information:
a. A description of the organization’s values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior.
We are a reliable and fair partner in our business contracts and for our employees, while striving for sustainable success and profit. The values and principles guiding our actions are set out in our Code of Conduct:
Our employees form a community and treat people within and outside the company in accordance with a shared understanding of values and principles. This creates relationships based on a spirit of partnership, in which our customers, suppliers, employees, and the people around them are all involved. We foster respectful, fair communication and reject any kind of discriminatory or offensive statements, judgments, and harassment. It goes without saying that we uphold all conventions and applicable legislation protecting human rights. This also applies to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the guidelines of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
In all our markets, we consider the ethical values and self-image of our local business partners and respect their culture-specific customs. We comply with all legal regulations at our production locations and expect the same from our partners and suppliers. This also includes compliance with the applicable customs and export control laws.
We reject any form of corruption and all activities that infringe laws against money laundering. Fairness in competition is indispensable in our view. This means anti-competitive agreements and any abuse of a market-leading position are not in line with the business policies of the company and its business partners. All contact with internal and external partners is transparent and fully traceable. We expect our business partners to observe and apply the laws applicable to the protection of personal data.