INNO TAPE Corporate Ethics

INNO TAPE Corporate Ethics

We want to promote and guarantee innovation and maximum performance sustainably together with our suppliers and partners. Our philosophy of cooperation is based on reciprocal expectations and duties: reliability, transparency, communication and sustainability are in the focus. The purpose of this sustainability guideline is therefore the definition of a common performance standard, educational work and the commitment to responsible cooperation.

The guideline is based on our principles of social responsibility. Furthermore it follows internationally accepted principles and conventions as the Global Compact of the United Nations (http://unglobalcompact.org) and the International Labour Standards of the ILO (www.ilo.org). All business activities must comply with the local legislation within the delivery chain. If national legal regulations, international legal provisions, industry standards and the present guideline deal with the same subjects, the strictest provisions shall apply.

This guideline defines the requirements of INNO TAPE GmbH for their suppliers and partners with respect to their responsibility for mankind and environment. The supplier and partner accepts this agreement and is committed to adhere to the below rules. 

Corruption, extortion and bribery

The highest level of integrity is expected in all business activities and relationships. Any form of corruption, bribery, extortion and embezzlement is strictly prohibited. 
 

Data protection

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation, the Federal Data Protection Act, and in accordance with the data protection regulations applicable to the INNO TAPE GmbH.

 

Financial responsibility

INNO TAPE is committed to truthful reporting to employees, customers, business partners, the public and regulatory authorities. We are aware of our responsibility to maintain complete, accurate and truthful business records as well as records including financial statements, quality reports, time records or expense reports. These are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with applicable law and generally accepted accounting principles.

 

Disclosure of Information

Business records as well as records of INNO TAPE GmbH shall include all relevant data, audit certificates and other documents necessary for financial and non-financial reporting in accordance with applicable regulations and to comply with disclosure requirements.

 

Fair competition and antitrust law

INNO TAPE complies with the rules of fair competition, including inadequate exchange of competitive information and price fixing or bid rigging, within the limits of the law. Furthermore, influencing customers in the preparation of their resale prices is rejected and no influence is exercised in this respect. Applicable regulations on fair competition and antitrust law are strictly observed in customer and/or supplier contracts. If a customer or supplier has an extremely strong market position, INNO TAPE GmbH will not exploit this.

 

Conflicts of interest

INNO TAPE does not allow itself to be influenced in any way by personal interests when making business decisions and strictly rejects this. Decisions at INNO TAPE are made on a factual basis. This avoids situations where personal or financial conflicts of interest may arise, such as accepting or providing gifts.

 

Intellectual property and plagiarism

INNO TAPE GmbH respects and recognizes the intellectual property of third parties. This includes intellectual creations such as inventions and samples as well as copyrighted works such as image rights of third parties. INNO TAPE will only use intellectual property in cases where it has obtained the corresponding rights of use. Furthermore, any plagiarism detected will not be circulated and will be reported to the appropriate authorities. Theft of intellectual property is strictly prohibited.

 

Export controls and economic sanctions

When transporting goods or exporting goods, applicable customs and foreign trade regulations and restrictions are checked, implemented and complied with.
 

Environmental protection

Environmental responsibility
Companies must follow the precautionary principle with regard to environmental issues, take initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility, and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Environmentally friendly production
Optimal environmental protection must be ensured at all stages of production. This includes a proactive approach to avoid or minimize the consequences of accidents that may have a negative impact on the environment. Particular importance is attached to the application and further development of energy- and water-saving technologies, characterized by the use of emission reduction, reuse and recycling strategies.

Environmentally friendly products
All products manufactured along the supply chain must meet the environmental protection standards of their respective market segment. This includes all materials and substances used in production. Chemicals and other substances that pose a hazard if released into the environment must be identified. Hazardous materials management must be established for them so that they can be safely handled, transported, stored, recycled or reused, and disposed of through appropriate procedures.

 

Dealing with employees

Wages, benefits, working hours
Compensation and benefits must comply with basic principles regarding minimum wages, overtime, and legally mandated benefits. Working hours must, at a minimum, comply with applicable laws, industry standards or relevant ILO conventions, whichever is more stringent.

Free choice of employment
Forced or compulsory labor is not permitted. Workers must have the freedom to terminate employment with reasonable notice. Workers must not be required to hand over your identity card, passport or work permit to the employer as a precondition for employment.

Freedom of Association
Workers must be allowed to communicate openly with management about working conditions without fear of reprisal in any form. They must have the right to associate, join a union, appoint representation and be elected to such representation. Thus, concerns can also be voiced anonymously without fear of retaliation.

Avoidance of child labor
Child labor must not be used at any stage of production. Companies are required to adhere to the recommendation from the ILO conventions on the minimum age for the employment or use of child labor. This minimum age must not be less than the age at which compulsory education ends, and in any case not less than 15 years. The minimum age for hazardous work is 18 years.

Health and safety
The employer shall ensure occupational health and safety at the workplace at least within the framework of national regulations and shall support continuous development to improve the working environment.

Discrimination and harassment
We promote respectful and cooperative interaction, diversity and tolerance. We do not discriminate against anyone and do not tolerate discrimination on the basis of ethical or national affiliation, gender, religion, ideology, age, disability, sexual orientation, skin color, political views, social origin or any other characteristic protected by law. No employee shall suffer physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment, intimidation or abuse.

 

Supply Chain

Suppliers undertake to promote compliance with the contents of this Code of Conduct among their suppliers to the best of their ability, and also to observe the principles of non-discrimination in the selection of suppliers and in their dealings with suppliers.