Code of Conduct for employees and suppliers of ODW-ELEKTRIK GmbH
This Code of Conduct is an integral part of ODW-ELEKTRIK GmbH’s corporate policy. Our corporate policy defines the essential values and behavioural rules, and is a central guideline for today and the future.
This Code of Conduct applies for ODW-ELEKTRIK GmbH and all its domestic and foreign subsidiaries (hereafter referred to jointly as “ODW-ELEKTRIK”) as well as all suppliers, partners and service providers which provide ODW-ELEKTRIK with know-how, software, energy, direct and indirect material or investment goods. Furthermore, the Code of Conduct shall apply to all employees of these companies without regard to the function and position.
The employees and suppliers of ODW-ELEKTRIK must comply with the standards of this Code of Conduct.
The laws and regulations applicable to us are binding; applicable are the laws and regulations of the respective country in which ODW-ELEKTRIK employees and suppliers operate.
The following rules are based on the internationally recognised Global Compact Principles of the United Nations and the established minimum standards of the International Labour Organization of the United Nations (ILO).
We accept and respect international human rights in accordance with national laws and customs. Within our sphere of influence, we will promote compliance and will not participate in human rights violations.
Forced and child labour
We expressly endorse the abolition of all forms of forced and child labour.
Rights of employees
We respect the rights of our employees, and through strategic actions we promote fair and respectful daily coexistence. Compliance with the country-specific legislation is the basis for our actions.
We will not accept any harassment or discrimination against employees. This applies without restriction to gender, social position, skin colour, political opinion, origin, religion, age, pregnancy, sexual identity, or physical or mental impairment.
Within the framework of our environmental responsibility, ODW-ELEKTRIK ensures that in all our actions we reduce the environmental impact to a minimum and apply the laws of the respective country in which we operate. We are committed to promoting the environmental awareness of our employees and suppliers.
Corruption, money laundering and bribery
ODW‑ELEKTRIK condemns all types of corruption, money laundering and bribery, which means neither to use, nor to pursue business relations based on corruption, money laundering and bribery. We support the free and fair competition of all market participants with our actions.
Free market and fair competition
ODW‑ELEKTRIK promotes fair competition and complies with antitrust law as well as other competition-regulating requirements and competition-protecting laws. Agreements restricting competition, such as price fixing and cartel agreements with competitors, suppliers or customers are not tolerated. ODW‑ELEKTRIK also expects this attitude from its business partners.
Conflict of interests
Situations or actions are to be avoided in which personal interests might conflict with those of ODW‑ELEKTRIK. The function or position at ODW‑ELEKTRIK is not to be used for personal advantage or for the advantage of third parties (for example part-time employment, advantage of relatives or close persons).