Aside from our vision and goals, our business principles form the third pillar of our corporate policy guidelines. These principles – laid down in five corporate codes – govern how the Group should achieve its objectives. The five codes are the Code of Safety, the Code of Conduct, the Code of Innovation, the Code of Teamwork & Leadership, and the Code of Sustainability. The codes are supplemented by a body of regulations and directives.”
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct contains our principles on interactions with business partners and third parties. It also regulates how we deal with information, confidentiality and data security, protection against money laundering and keeping private and company interests separate.
Code of Innovation
The Code of Innovation specifies our principles as applicable to R&D, cooperation, patents and innovation management.
Code of Teamwork & Leadership
The Code of Teamwork & Leadership outlines our understanding of collaboration and management. There is special emphasis on trust and respect, motivation and success, recognition and development, teamwork and equal opportunities, work-life balance and the role-model function of managers.
Code of Safety
The Code of Safety defines our safety culture and sets safety regulations for workplaces, plants, products and transport.
Code of Sustainability
The Code of Sustainability details principles of sustainability with which R&D, procurement and logistics, production and products, as well as our social commitment, must comply.