Our Code of Conduct is intended to be a guide for the entire company H. J. Schryver & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG) / Schryver Group (hereinafter referred to as SCHRYVER) worldwide and therefore applies to all of us. In detail, it is aimed at top management, managers and all our employees and suppliers. On the one hand, it represents the demand we place on ourselves to live up to the values and principles listed therein and at the same time signals to the outside world a responsible attitude towards our business partners, customers and employees.

Management commitment

The company SCHRYVER feels obliged to act economically, socially and environmentally consciously. The company SCHRYVER strives to conduct its business competently and ethically and to compete fairly in all markets in which it operates. This includes compliance with applicable laws and the acceptance of antitrust prohibitions and restrictions of competition. We want to avoid gaining inadmissible advantages over customers, suppliers or competitors.

Team spirit, constructive cooperation

We constantly question existing solutions and develop new ideas for the benefit of our customers. To this end, we encourage constructive teamwork among our employees. Your interests and demands on us are decisive for our work and further development. We are successful in our cooperation due to the diversity of our employees and their commitment in the business segments.

Standards of cooperation

We are qualified regionally according to quality standards (e. g. DIN ISO 9001:2015) so that all work processes are standardized and fixed. We expect all our employees to always act in accordance with the highest professional standards and guidelines of our company. If employees violate existing guidelines, rules or regulations in the course of their work or through their conduct, they will be subject to disciplinary action.

Open communication with employees

We don’t cover up misconduct. If employees report actual or suspected misconduct in good faith, we will not tolerate intimidation or reprisals against them. “In good faith” means that the employee is convinced that his presentation is true. This applies regardless of whether a later investigation confirms the employee’s version or not.

Dialogue with cooperation partners

All business information of our partners and their trade secrets are treated sensitively and confidentially. Necessary documents are properly prepared, stored or, if necessary, destroyed after the end of the cooperation.

Customer focus

We treat our customers and business partners fairly and honestly. We record the wishes, needs and expectations of our customers and business partners in order to ensure a targeted implementation in products, services or other processes. Our primary goal is to build a long-term and stable relationship with our customers and business partners on the basis of trust.

Acceptance of gifts, donations

a) Gifts to our employees
Our employees do not demand or accept personal benefits from customers or suppliers that affect or could affect their own conduct with respect to their work for the Company. If gifts are offered by third parties, they may only be accepted if they are common practice and can be accepted as courtesy (promotional gifts with the logo of the selling company, such as calendars or pens).

For example:

  • Dinner (EUR 100 Germany/ USD 100 Worldwide)

  • Gifts/ football Cards, etc. (EUR 50 Germany/ USD 50 Worldwide)

In the case of gifts whose value exceeds the usual amount, the local compliance officer or management must be informed. If this is not possible, these gifts are to be rejected in principle.

b) Gifts from our employees
Gifts on our part may also only be offered within the scope customary for the business relationship and to a materially appropriate extent. The recipient must not be able to associate any obligation with this which would influence his business decisions.

c) Donations
The company SCHRYVER does not donate to political parties, individuals or organizations whose goals contradict our corporate philosophy or damage our reputation. The allocation of donations is always transparent.

Bribery and corruption

We do not tolerate any form of corruption or bribery, regardless of whether it damages our company assets or those of third parties. We ensure through control mechanisms that bribery, theft, embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion or money laundering is prevented. Our employees are prohibited from accepting or giving favours of any kind (cash, travel, gifts, etc. ) which are linked to an undue advantage (placing an order, project surcharge, etc. ). Our business partners are also required to avoid conflicts of interest that entail a risk of corruption.

Data protection

We treat all data of our customers, business partners and employees with the greatest care. This includes personal data, technical data, financial data, operating data, customer information and other information relating to our company’s business and operations. Depending on the legal framework, we have appointed a data protection officer. Our IT department has taken precautions to protect the privacy of our systems. In addition, our employees are obliged to take all measures to secure the data that are suitable to protect our IT system against both internal and external data theft. This applies in particular to passwords misused in the company and unauthorised downloading of files, in particular of inappropriate material from the Internet.

Protection of the environment

Protecting the environment and the climate is important to us. Our employees are required to treat all natural resources used in our company (e. g. energy, water) with care. Our employees are expected to handle the manufacture and sale of our services responsibly. When using our transport service providers, we respect environmental compatibility and compliance with the applicable environmental protection guidelines. We comply with all laws and regulations relating to health and safety at work to protect our employees. To this end, our managers in particular take measures to create a healthy and safe working environment for our employees.

Compliance with applicable law

We commit our managers to familiarize themselves with and comply with all international and national laws, regulations and rules relevant to their area of responsibility. Our managers in particular bear a great deal of responsibility in fulfilling the Code of Conduct. The business practices of our business partners and their suppliers must also comply with applicable laws. This applies in particular to imports, exports and domestic trade in goods, technologies or services, but also to the movement of payments and capital. A violation of economic embargoes as well as of regulations governing trade, import and export controls must also be ruled out by our business partners, as must the financing of terrorism.

Fair competition

We are committed to fair competition and abide by these laws and regulations. We refrain from agreeing on prices, conditions and strategies with competitors, suppliers, other companies and dealers that impede fair competition. We do not participate in any anti-competitive boycott.

Ban on discrimination

Any form of discrimination is prohibited in principle. Whether it is nationality, ethnicity, age and gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or disability, religion or belief. Promotions and new hires are always free of discrimination.

Dealing with company internals

It is important to us that the work equipment, office and business premises, all technical equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, etc. and the company’s intellectual property are handled carefully and responsibly.

Protection from child labour or forced labour

We strictly reject children or forced labor without exception and expect the same from our business partners. School-age children (younger than 15 years) may not be employed even if the legal requirements of the respective country of our supplier permit this.

Implementation and enforcement

The company SCHRYVER undertakes to make the necessary efforts to comply with the principles and values described in this Code of Conduct:

The Management

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