Our Code of Conduct for Sustainability defines THIEL & HOCHE's principles and requirements for its corporate policy. These principles are binding for the management and employees of the THIEL & HOCHE Group and its suppliers of goods and services, business intermediaries, consultants and other business partners. They are based on the UN Global Compact, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Guideline on Corporate Social Responsibility DIN ISO 26000:
1. Corporate Governance
The company's management, shareholders and executive board recognize their social responsibility and formulate a binding code of conduct based on this responsibility. This code is to be implemented at all levels of the company.
We understand sustainable corporate management and sustainable action as an ongoing process and therefore report transparently on the implementation of our sustainability goals.
The objective is to ensure a sound environmental performance in order to reduce environmental impacts. We are aware of the environmental impact of our activities, products and services. We counter environmental hazards by taking precautionary action and implementing measures to avoid them. We have identified the relevant environmental aspects.
We promote environmental awareness within our company and are committed to the careful and economical use of environmentally relevant resources.
With regard to the environmental aspects of our production, we ensure that raw materials, materials and waste are transported, used and stored correctly. In this way, we avoid harming the health of employees, customers, subcontractors and the environment. We handle substances that are hazardous to environment and health responsibly. We design and improve our processes in such a way that the impact on the environment is minimized both during production and during transport, use and disposal.
All processes and production procedures are checked for environmental compatibility and implemented.
3. Human Rights
We respect the preservation and protection of universal human rights and promote their observance within our sphere of influence.
We respect the applicable laws and demand compliance with them.
We do not accept all forms of forced or compulsory labor.
We do not tolerate any form of child labor.
We ban all forms of discrimination and promote diversity and equal treatment of our employees.
We exclude complicity in human rights abuses and do not profit from products or services produced with the help of human rights abuses.
4. Labor Practices
We create and effectively maintain a safe working environment for our employees and customers. Fair pay and promoting the health of our employees are a matter of course for us. Drug and alcohol use in the workplace is prohibited.
We respect the right of employees to represent their interests and bargain collectively within the framework of applicable laws.
5. Fair Operating and Business Practices.
We promote fair competition, oppose all forms of corruption, extortion and bribery, and respect national and international antitrust regulations.
We respect material and intellectual property rights.
6. Consumer Concerns
We recognize our responsibility for the sustainability of our products and promote durability and recyclability at the end of the product life cycle by using appropriate materials.
We focus on the safety of our products and the physical integrity of the end users.
We protect the data of our employees and business partners and treat them confidentially.
7. Community Involvement and Development
We see ourselves as an active member of the neighborhood in our community and promote cultural and social activities and the common good.
We create local jobs, invest in their preservation and promote the education and training of our employees.
We develop and spread the use of environmentally friendly technologies.
Every employee has the right and the duty to point out circumstances that jeopardize compliance with quality and sustainability requirements. This information can be provided directly, in writing or in person, to any direct supervisor or to top management. To avoid conflicts of interest, we also offer our employees an anonymized procedure in accordance with EU Directive 2019/1937.
The management is responsible for the introduction, maintenance and regular evaluation of the corporate policy, the corporate objectives and the management system.
We declare the binding nature of this management system manual and assume responsibility for the implementation of the described quality and management system.