Compliance Code

Our company
Schleicher Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-sized family business with its headquarters in Munich (administration, prototype and small production runs) and a subsidiary plant in Penzberg (mass production).
Today, Schleicher Fahrzeugteile counts over 200 employees.

Standards
Our growth in new markets and countries also means that we meet the standards and guidelines applicable to our relations with our business partners. For us, this code of ethics includes compliance with the national and international standards, laws and regulations in the countries with which we cooperate.

Principles
All employees at Schleicher Fahrzeugteile follow these guidelines and take responsibility for compliance.

Our business partners
Customers, suppliers, competitors, consultants and other business partners

Scope of validity
Our principles apply world-wide and are the basis for our code of conduct.


RESPONSIBILITY

It is our responsibility to ensure that our employees work in a safe and healthy environment.

Culture of management
Our managerial staff set a good example: our fair culture of discussion and the respect we show in our interaction demonstrate our esteem for our employees, colleagues and business partners.

We place our trust in our employees.
We believe that all of our management, managerial staff and employees share the responsibility for complying with the guidelines.

We respect human dignity.
We show fairness and respect in our relationships with each other. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

We reject every form of forced labour.
No force may ever be used to make an employee work.

Prohibition of child labour
We do not tolerate any child labour or any other exploitation of minors.

FAIR COMPETITION

Our employees must maintain the interests of the company and may not use their professional status in relation to any business partners to their own advantage or to the advantage of a third party. We oppose any price fixing and market sharing agreements with competitiors.

ENVIRONMENT

We aim to leave an intact environment for the next generation. We make sparing and efficient use of our resources of energy, steel and operating materials and equipment. Our company management and the whole of the workforce undertake to comply with statutory regulations.

GIFTS/INVITATIONS

Our employees may not offer or accept any gifts or invitations given with the intention of influencing  business relations. Even the appearance of illicit influence must be avoided.

Acceptance of gifts
Gifts from business partners must be refused. This does not apply to small gifts (tokens of appreciation) with a value of no more than € 35,00 per year. The acceptance of gifts with a value of over € 35,00 is possible in certain circumstances, if it corresponds to the customs of hospitality within the relevant country. In such cases, the gift may be accepted.

Gifts in the form of money
The acceptance of gifts in the form of money is strictly prohibited.

Acceptance of invitations
Invitations from business partners may be accepted if the occasion and extent of the invitation are appropriate. The invitations must be within the limits of normal business hospitality and must not violate any laws or our ethical principles. Invitations to business meals may only be accepted if they are in connection with promoting and maintaining external business relationships. If there is any doubt, employees should contact their supervisor/manager.

CONSEQUENCES OF ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY

Any violations of these guidelines will lead to disciplinary consequences for the employees and business partners involved.


Munich, 22nd April 2013
Schleicher Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG