Social & Corporate Responsibility

Code of Conduct

As a member of the Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. (the German Electrical and Electronics Industry – ZVEI), we have undertaken to comply with the “ZVEI Code of Conduct for Corporate Social Responsibility”. We hereby declare our support for the values and principles established by the Code. The Code of Conduct is founded on the cornerstones of internationally valid agreements. These include the United Nations “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, the core labour standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the principles of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. Our actions follow the applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which we are active. The Code of Conduct acts as a guideline for the business behaviour of our employees in all corporate divisions and subsidiaries worldwide. We promote observance of the contents of the Code of Conduct on the part of our suppliers and their partners within the bounds of our respective abilities and spheres of action.

Human rights and labour conditions

We respect and promote human rights as formulated in the United Nations “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. We reject all forms of discrimination, forced labour and child labour.

In accordance with ILO core labour standards, we set great store by fair labour conditions, a safe working environment and appropriate remuneration for our employees. We likewise respect and support the right of our employees to freedom of assembly as well as collective bargaining.

Environment and society

Pursuant to the principles of the Rio Declaration, we undertake in the interest of a sustainable and fair economy to act in an environmentally conscious way and to handle natural resources responsibly.

We are aware of our social and economic responsibility in the countries and regions where we are in business. We accordingly support our employees’ civic commitment.

You can download the complete text of the ZVEI Code of Conduct for Corporate Social Responsibility here.