Code of conduct of INNO TAPE GmbH

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. 

Prevention of child labour

Child labour may not be used in any phase of production. The companies are asked to adhere to the recommendation of the ILO Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment of Children. This minimum age may not be less than the age at which the compulsory school attendance ends and at any rate not under 15 years. The minimum age for hazardous work is 18. 

Wages, social benefits and working time

The remuneration and the social benefits must comply with the basic requirements for minimum wages, overtime and social benefits. The working time must comply with the applicable legislation, the industry standards and the relevant ILO convention depending on the strictest regulation.

Free choice of employment

Compulsory or forced labour is not permitted. The employees must have the freedom to terminate employment according to the appropriate period of notice. The employees may not be required to hand over their identity cart, passport or their work permit to the employer as a condition for employment.   

Freedom of association

It must be possible for employees to frankly communicate with the company management on the working conditions without having to fear any reprisals, in any form whatsoever. They must have the right to associate, to join a trade union, to name a representation and to be elected as such.

Health and safety

The employer ensures the occupational safety and the health protection at the place of work at least in the scope of the national regulations and he supports a permanent development to improve the working world.

Environmental responsibility

With respect to environmental issues, companies must follow the precautionary principle, take the initiative to promote more environmental responsibility and encourage the development and the diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Environmentally friendly production

An optimal environmental protection must be guaranteed in all phases of production. A proactive approach to avoid or minimise the consequences of accidents which may have a negative impact on the environment is part of it. Special importance has the use and the further development of energy and water saving technologies which are characterised by the use of strategies for the reduction of emissions, a reuse and recycling.

Environmentally friendly products

All products manufactured along the supply chain must comply with the environmental standard of the respective market segment. This includes all materials and substances used in production. Chemicals and other substances representing a hazard when they are released to the environment must be identified. A hazardous substances management must be in place so that these substances can be safely handled, transported, stored, recycled or reused and disposed of using appropriate procedures.

Anti-corruption policy

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

Discrimination prohibition

Any discrimination of employees is prohibited. This applies to discrimination for example due to the gender, the race, the caste, the colour of the skin, any disability, the membership in a trade union, the political opinion, the origin, the religion, the age, a pregnancy or the sexual orientation.

Supply chain

The supplier undertakes to encourage the adherence to the contents of this code of conduct among his suppliers to the best possible extent and to observe the principles of non-discrimination even when selecting the suppliers or dealing with suppliers.