The Code of Conduct has been an integral part of our corporate culture since 2006 connecting the Group across divisions and regions around the world. It is guided by the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Global Compact and takes into account widely recognized legal standards including applicable anti-corruption conventions and legislation.
The Code of Conduct, which establishes the expectations for the ethical behavior of our staff, provides the guiding principle for all of our company’s business practices. It addresses all aspects of our daily work, from quality, customer relationships and standards on co-operation and integrity in our operating practices, to corporate responsibility and the environment.
Key principles and Group policies
- The International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work from 1998, as well as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are accounted for in our Code of Conduct.
- The term suppliers also refers to our transportation subcontractors.
Supplier Code of Conduct
The Supplier Code of Conduct is included in all procurement contracts concluded since 2008. It obliges suppliers to adhere to ethical and ecological standards and explicitly embraces, for example the prohibition of child and forced labor and the preservation of general human rights.
Furthermore, suppliers undertake to comply with the applicable regulations related to the environment, labor, and occupational health as laid out in the internationally accepted anti-bribery standards of the UN Global Compact and in local anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws. Suppliers also pledge to eschew every form of discrimination based on race, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender.
Group policies for download
|Code of Conduct||PDF (625 kB)|
|Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC)||PDF (misc. languages)
Interactive SCoC (English,
Chinese or Spanish version)
|Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Statement||PDF (16 kB)|
|Corporate Health Policy||PDF (152 kB)|
|Declaration of Conformity with the German Corporate Governance Code||Investor Relations|
|Environmental and Energy Policy||PDF (153 kB)|
|Occupational Health & Safety Policy Statement||PDF (521 kB)|
|Paper Policy||PDF (74 kB)|
|Road Safety Code||PDF (97 kB)|
|Stakeholder Engagement Guideline||PDF (64 kB)|