Sustainable acting with ethical responsibility
Guard rails help: Corporate actions have to remain within the framework and limits of the laws, regulations, contracts and agreements. In the world of business and finance, observing these rules is called compliance. Uelzena eG stands for law-abiding behavior, integrity and reliability on a national and international level. We want to support the comprehensive implementation of ethical business behavior.
With the Uelzena Code of Conduct (see box for download), the Uelzena Group has committed itself to do business with integrity and under consideration of sustainability aspects. Complying with relevant legislation is a matter of course for us. This includes the observance of workers and human rights, prevention of anti-trust violations, corruption or accepting advantages and other unlawful business actions as well as compliance with food legislation. Furthermore, we have made sustainable business practices and compliance with voluntary social and environmental standards our goals. We also expect from our business partners that their actions are in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.
The Code was developed in an internal discussion process and approved by the Management Board and Board of Directors in December 2016. Since the beginning of 2017, the Code has been continuously implemented and communicated to all employees and accompanied by respective training.
Basis: Compliance Management System
The principle of compliance involves revealing illegal actions as soon as possible, reviewing the situation and stopping the actual misconduct. In order to comply with these requirements, we have introduced a Compliance Management System (CMS). One element of the CMS process is a newly configured report option and a simple instruction for the reporting of leads (see box for download).
We have denominated an internal Compliance Officer who is available to accept information on irregularities or possible misconduct performed by staff of the Uelzena Group. He can be contacted by employees and also by business partners. All information is treated as strictly confidential upon request. Furthermore, the Management Board and Board of Directors of Uelzena eG give assurances of protecting information against any type of influence.
Compliance Officer: Mr. Christoph Bonmann, Managing Director Finances and Human Resources, Uelzena eG, can be contacted by email at email@example.com