Code of conduct / Our social responsibility

Any Smalltec employee contributes to the fact that the company meets its described responsibilities and values. These principles are guidance for the everyday work and shall reinforce the confidence in and the integrity of Smalltec. Any Smalltec employee who has questions and comments may contact his/her supervisor or the management.

Our principles are as follows:

Human rights
We undertake to observe the internationally proclaimed human rights in our sphere of influence.

Forced labor
We will not engage in or associate ourselves with use of any form of forced labor.

Child labor
We will not engage in or associate ourselves with use of child labor in our operations.

Discrimination and respect of others
We mean to provide a workplace free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender, race, skin color, religious beliefs, age, national origin, handicap, or sexual orientation. Employees in our workplace deserve each other’s respect. We decline each form of terrorism and radicalism.

Compensation and working hours
We recognize workers’ needs for adequate remuneration and observe the legally guaranteed minimum wages in the respective labor market. We observe the rules that apply to working hours in our operation.

Relationship with employees and employee representatives
We believe in an Open Door Policy and enable our employees to express their interests directly to management on a continual basis.
 
Health and safety
We mean to provide a safe and healthy working environment that meets or exceeds applicable standards for occupational health and safety. We will take steps to prevent injuries and occupational illnesses caused by workplace conditions.

Workforce development
We see the development of our employees as an essential investment in the future of our company. We also value the development of social and technical expertise.
  
Environmental responsibility
We observe the local environmental protection laws. We collaborate with our business partners and suppliers in exercising our environmental responsibility.

Conflict of interests, gifts and attempted bribery
We give an undertaking that we will not accept gifts or payments which could lead to a conflict of interests. In particular, neither bribes nor any other illegal payments may be offered, made or accepted.

Suppliers
We encourage, where practicable, our suppliers to introduce and implement similar principles of social responsibility within their companies.

Responsibility
We believe each of our employees has an individual responsibility to follow this Code of Conduct and encourage co-workers to abide by it as well.
 
 
 

Managing directors