Business ethics and sustainability
Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics guides us in our daily work. It covers key topics including conflict of interests, gifts and entertainment, international transactions, discrimination and harassment, safety and environment. The code is accessible on our website and our employee intranet site. We share it with all new employees as part of the onboarding process.
Our ethics and compliance program also includes a comprehensive policy addressing anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws as well as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Code of conduct and ethics
Our Company complies with the highest ethical standards in all business dealings. Ethical behavior constitutes the basis of our relationships with customers, suppliers, regulators and government agencies and also in mutual relations within the company. Ethical principles help to create a work environment conducive to self-respect, loyalty, commitment and non-discrimination.
We have established a reporting system which allows employees to report known or suspected violations of law. Any officer, director, employee, consultant or agent of the Company having evidence to support a known or suspected violation should promptly report such evidence. A report of any known or suspected violation should be factual, rather than speculative, and set forth the facts surrounding the alleged violation in as much detail as possible.
Our Investigating Commission reviews and investigates each of those reports.
People who have made a report in good faith are prohibited from any form of retaliation and any negative consequences, including dismissal, lack of promotion, unjustified inferior treatment or adverse change in terms of employment or remuneration.
Employees are encouraged to signal breaches of law through established channels.
A person can report an irregularity here:
Supplier code of conduct
We have always set high standards for the way we conduct business and we expect the same commitment from our suppliers. We share with them our Supplier Code of Conduct so that they are aware of our expectations and requirements regarding ethical business dealings.
Our suppliers must act ethically, with integrity and fully comply with our policies as a condition of doing business with us.
General data protection regulation
We take pride in the fact that enhancing quality is one of our most strategic goals. Quality of our products, of our services, and now quality of the treatment of your personal data. As we take utmost care to protect your personal data, we want to assure you that all processing of your data will be done in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We ensure that all activities involving the processing of personal data is performed lawfully and transparently. The personal data collected by our Company is used only for the purpose for which the collection took place. We collect only relevant data and we limit our processing activities only to those strictly necessary for reaching the purpose the personal data was collected. We are doing our best efforts to keep the data accurate and up to date and thus we may from time to time request you to update your personal data.
We process personal data lawfully, either for the performance of a contract, in order to comply with a legal obligation, justified by Company’s legitimate interest or based on your explicit consent.
All personal data is secured against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, by using appropriate technical and organizational measures. We are also committed to preventing unlawful disclosure of your data by ensuring that all our employees are subject to confidentiality obligations and all transfers of personal data are appropriately secured.
For any inquiry in this respect, you may contact our DPO’s, at