1. Aim of the Code of Conduct
Our business policy requires the observance of standards of behaviour, with which both our shareholders and our employees identify. We therefore drew up the Code of Conduct to establish as binding our requirements and principles, in particular compliance with ethical standards, the applicable law and integrity.
All employees and all who act in the name of UNITED BRANDS, including subcontractors, are obliged to comply with the Code of Conduct, irrespective of where and in what area of activity they work.
2. Corporate responsibility
In our opinion, assuming corporate responsibility is a key factor for the sustainable success of a company and thus a crucial component of value-oriented management. In particular, we are guided by generally applicable ethical values and principles such as integrity, honesty and human dignity. Against this background, we make the following commitments:
We condemn child labour and do not use children or young people to achieve our economic targets. Their health and safety must never be put into question. We respect and comply with the corresponding laws.
We ensure compliance with work safety and health protection as part of the provisions for the benefit of our employees.
We ensure compliance with the regulations and agreements on working hours and adhere to the national applicable law.
WWe guarantee equal opportunities and equal treatment irrespective of sex, race, ethnic background, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.
Salary / pay
We observe and guarantee compliance with the current applicable German Minimum Wage Act (MiLoG).
Fair and respectful working conditions
We promote interaction among employees that is characterised by mutual respect, understanding and trust.
Freedom of opinion
We respect the right to freedom of expression and freedom of opinion.
We respect personal privacy.
We take an active role in promoting society and also encourage our employees to act in this manner.
We do not use forced labour in any form.
We protect personal data.
Laws on copyright, defamation and discrimination or on other forms of written communication also apply to online communication and email communication.
Protection of our internal expertise
We protect business secrets to prevent them being passed on to third parties.
We are committed to fair competition and compliance with the applicable commercial law.
Integrity in business
We reject corruption and bribery and do not tolerate this behaviour.
Principle of sustainability
We act to safeguard the environment as well as the health and safety of humanity.
Compliance with laws
We observe and comply with the legal conditions to which we are bound.
Cooperation in dealing with authorities
We promote cooperative dealings with authorities.