Human Rights


  1. supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
    • … by purchasing goods and production parts where the origin is clearly traceable
    • … through general purchasing from manufacturers whose ethics and policies are in line with our purchasing conditions
    • … by excluding the use of conflict minerals
  2. makes sure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses
    • We make sure that manufacturers and suppliers comply with our purchasing conditions
    • We do not use commodities from conflict regions
    • We do not use conflict minerals or products thereof
  3. upholds the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
    • … through our membership in the Chamber of Crafts
    • … through compliance with our corporate philosophy
    • … by excluding the use of conflict minerals
  4. supports the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
    • … by excluding manufacturers and suppliers who do not meet our conditions of purchase
    • … by excluding the purchase of parts and manufacturing goods from dictatorships and similar unjust regimes
    • … by excluding the use of conflict minerals
  5. supports the effective abolition of child labour
    • … by paying strict attention to buying only comprehensible and impeccable products in terms of morality and ethics
    • … by excluding manufacturers and suppliers who do not comply to our conditions of purchase
  6. and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
    • When hiring new employees, we only pay attention to qualification and ability. Gender, religion and similar aspects of a person’s private life are irrelevant.
    • We pay our employees the same salary for the same services
  7. supports a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
    • … through reusable materials
      … due to the extensive repairability
      … through comprehensive checks and material testing in oder to promote the longevity of our products
  8. undertakes initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
    • … by using above-average efficient building technology in the company building
    • … by using renewable energies and energy-saving components
    • … with integration of this idea into the company philosophy
  9. encourages the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
    • … by using our own technology developments
    • … by purchasing environmental technology
  10. works against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery
    • … through consistent application of our company philosophy
      … through equally consistent application of our purchasing conditions