Code of Conduct

Stangl Components Europe GmbH takes responsibility for the consequences of their economical, technical, social and ecological decisions and actions. The company contributes to the well-being and the long-term development of a global society at all it’s business locations. The aim is towards universally held ethical values and principals, especially integrity, honesty and respect of human dignity.


This COC is based on this awareness and the company commits to promoting adherence to the contents.

The COC has been produced in English to allow understanding for readers in all our locations. It can be downloaded on .pdf format.

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STANGL COMPONENTS EUROPE CODE OF CONDUCT

 

1.PREAMBLE

The prosperity and development of a company is largely based on the confidence between shareholders, customers and commercial partners. This confidence must also exist in the relation between the company and the employees and between the employees themselves

 

2.GENERAL ISSUES

A mutual, basic understanding of social responsibility in corporate management forms the basis of this CoC. This means the Stangl Components Europe company assumes responsibility by bearing in mind the consequences of its business decisions and actions on economic, technological, social and environmental levels and brings about an appropriate balance of interests. The company voluntarily contributes to the well being and long-term development of a global society at every point it can at the locations where it is in business. It is geared towards universally held ethical values and principals, especially integrity, honesty and respect of human dignity.

This code consists in 5 sections and was prepared in using the international recognized texts and standards such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the UN convention against the corruption and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.

This CoC is in effect for all company’s branches and business units worldwide.

The Stangl Components Europe company commits to promoting adherence to the content of this CoC at every point it can in all parts of the value chain including its suppliers.

The Stangl Components Europe company will proactively work to ensure that the values mentioned below are put into practice and adhered to both now and in the future.

The Stangl Components Europe company will abide by the laws in effect and other legal requirements of the countries where it is in business. For countries that have a weak institutional framework, the company will carefully examine what good company practices from their home country should be applied to enable supportive, responsible company management.

 

3.LABOR AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The Stangl Components Europe company is committed to promote human rights. It respects human rights stated in the Charter of the United Nations (UN Resolution 217 A from 1948)

3.1 Working conditions
The Stangl Components Europe company abides by the following core work standards from ILO (International Labor Organization)

3.2 Forced Labor
The prohibition of forced labor of any kind. (ILO Convention N°29 from 1930 and ILO Convention n°105 from 1949)

3.3 Child Labor
The prohibition of child labor, i.e. the employment of persons younger than 15 years old, as long as the local legal requirements do not specify a higher age limit and as long as no exceptions are permitted. (ILO Convention N°138 from 1973 and ILO Convention n°182 from 1999)

3.4 Prohibition of Discrimination
Treatment of all employees in a non-discriminatory fashion. (ILO Convention N°111 from 1958)

3.5 Harassment
Employee protection against bodily punishment and against physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

3.6 Wage Compensation
Work standards concerning compensation, especially in regards to the level of compensation as stated in the laws and requirements that are in force. (ILO Convention N°100 from 1951)

3.7 Working Hours
Works weeks, including overtime, are not to exceed the legally allow number of working hours. Workers should be allowed at least one day off per seven day week

3.8 Privacy
Protection of privacy

3.9 Freedom of Conscience
Protection and guarantee of the right to freedom of conscience and freedom of expression

3.10 Employee Rights
Respecting the rights of the employee to freedom of association, freedom of assembly and collective bargaining, as long as this is legally permitted and possible in the respective country. (ILO Convention N°87 from 1948 and ILO Convention n°98 from 1949).

 

4 HEALTH AND SAFETY

Ensuring health and work safety, especially the guarantee of a safe and health promoting work environment, avoiding accidents and injuries.

4.1 Machine Safeguarding
Physical guards, interlocks and barriers are to be provided and properly maintained for machinery used by workers.

4.2 Hygiene
Worker exposure to chemical, biological and physical agents is to be identified, evaluated, and controlled.

4.3 Emergency Plans
Emergency events are to be identified and assessed, and their impact minimized by implementing emergency plans

4.4 Dormitory and Canteen
Workers are to be provided with clean toilet facilities, access to potable water and sanitary food preparation. Worker dormitories provided by the company are to be clean, safe, and provide emergency egress, adequate heat and ventilation and reasonable personal space.

 

5. ENVIRONEMENTAL IMPACT

The Stangl Components Europe company fulfills the requirements and the standards for environmental protection that affect their operations and acts in an environmentally conscious way at all locations where it is in operation. For additional responsibility with natural resources, it holds to the principles from the Rio Declaration. (The 27 principles from the “Rio Declaration on Environment and Development” from 1992 as result from the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janerio)The Stangl Components Europe ,ISO 14001 certification may be a useful source of information

5.1 Product Restrictions
The Stangl Components Europe company adheres to all applicable laws and regulations regarding prohibition or restriction of specific substances

5.2 Chemical and Hazardous Materials
Chemical and other materials posing a hazard if released to the environment are to be identified and managed to ensure their safe handling, movement, storage, recycling or reuse and disposal.

5.3 Waste
Wastewater and waste in general, generated from operations, are to be monitored, controlled and treated

5.4 Air Emissions
Air emissions are to be monitored, controlled and eventually treated

 

6. BUSINESS ETHICS

6.1 Corruption and bribery
The Stangl Components Europe company rejects corruption and bribery as stated in the dedicated UN Convention. It uses suitable means to promote transparency, trading with integrity, responsible leadership and company accountability.

6.2 Business practices
The Stangl Components Europe company pursues clean and recognized business practices and fair competition. In regards to competition, it focuses on professional behavior and high standards of quality for work. It fosters partnership and trusting interaction with the supervisory authorities.

6.3 Civic Commitment
The Stangl Components Europe company contributes to the social and economic development of the countries and regions where it is in business and promotes appropriate, volunteer activities by its employees

6.4 Communication
The Stangl Components Europe company will communicate in an open way and is oriented towards dialogue about the requirements of this CoC and about its implementation among employees, clients, suppliers and other stakeholders. Every document and all information will be duly produced. They will not be unfairly changed or destroyed. They will be properly stored. Company secrets and partner’s business information will be handled sensitively and will be kept in confidence.

6.5 Intellectual Property
Intellectual property rights are to be respected; transfer of technology and know-how is to be done in a manner that protects intellectual property rights

 

7. MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT

The Stangl Components Europe company will make every appropriate and reasonable effort to implement and to apply the principles and values described in this CoC both now and in the future. Contractual partners will be informed about the basic measures upon request and within the scope of a reciprocal cooperation, so that it becomes observable how keeping these measures is fundamentally guaranteed. No right exists to disseminate operational or business secrets related to competition or any other information that is in need of protection.

7.1 Responsibility
Clearly identified company representatives responsible for ensuring implementation and periodic review of the status of the management systems

7.2 Audits and Assessments
Periodic self-evaluations to ensure conformity to legal and regulatory requirements, the content of the Code and customer contractual requirements related to social and environmental responsibility

7.3 Corrective Action Process
Process for timely correction of deficiencies identified by internal or external assessments, inspections, investigations and reviews

7.4 Documentation and Records
Creation of documents and records to ensure compliance and conformity to this code with appropriate confidentiality to protect privacy.

 

8. REFERENCES

ILO International Labor Standards and more specifically:
ILO Convention N° 29
ILO Convention N° 87
ILO Convention N° 98
ILO Convention N° 105
ILO Convention N° 111
ILO Convention N° 138
ILO Convention N° 182
ETI Base Code. June 2009 (Ethical Trading Initiative)
OHSAS 18001 2007 (Occupational health and safety management systems)
UN Convention against corruption 2003
Human Rights. UN Resolution 217A 1948
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992
ZVEI’s Code of Conduct for Corporate Social Responsibility 2010

 

Stangl Components Europe GmbH, Altendiez, December 2016