Business Partner Dialogue
We are committed to communication with our business partners in many communities worldwide. We share principles of ethical behavior, social engagement and respect for the environment with suppliers, subcontractors, agents and consultants and motivate them to uphold the same standards we do.
We are committed to free enterprise and fair competition. Company business is conducted solely on the basis of merit and open competition. We make business decisions in the best interests of the company, independent of any understanding or agreement with a competitor. As a result, the company and its employees avoid conduct that violates antitrust laws.
Conflicts of Interest
We require all directors, managers and employees to maintain high ethical standards in handling conflicts of interest. Any relationship with persons or firms with whom we do business (‘Business Partners’) which might result in a conflict of interest should be disclosed to a supervisor. Such relations especially include a relationship by blood or marriage, partnership, participation or an investment in Business Partners.
Gifts and Benefits
Employees should not solicit or accept services, gifts, or benefits from customers or suppliers that influence or appear to influence the employee’s conduct. Gifts and entertainment may be exchanged at a level that does not exceed customary local courtesies according to ethical business practices and applicable law. Employees with questions should consult with their supervisor.
Bribery and Corruption
We believe that the key to our business success is the excellence of our services. Therefore we work with all customers and suppliers in a straightforward manner in compliance with international anti-bribery standards as stated in the Global Compact and local anti-corruption and bribery laws. This includes any transaction that might appear to be arranged for granting concessions or benefits.
Business Secrecy, Data Protection/Privacy
Our employees do not disclose information for personal gain or the benefit of anyone other than the company. Such information includes technical, financial or operating data, customer information and other information regarding the company’s business and operational activities and plans.
Employees comply with relevant laws and company regulations with respect to personal data.