General principles

Our business transactions and decisions are based on the generally valid ethic values; in particular, integrity, honesty, and respect of human dignity. We foster in an appropriate manner transparency, responsible management, and control in the company.

The code of conduct applies to all locations and business units of our company in all countries, where we are active. Our managers have a special role model function in the implementation of and compliance with these principles.

We expect our vendors to comply with the principles of the code of conduct and we support them as best we can and request from them to do the same in their supply chain.

We comply with the laws and other legal provisions in all countries, where we conduct business. This applies specifically to national and international embargo and export regulations.