July, 2013 - No child labour, no forced labour, adherence to ILO core labour standards, protection and promotion of human rights, taking steps against corruption and in favour of fair and honest competition - these are some of the core demands every socially responsible company is expected to fulfil. Based on these and other rules ZVEI, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association, has developed a ‘Code of Conduct' that so far has been signed by approximately 170 companies in the electrical industry, and now also by SIBA.
For the industry association and signatory companies such as SIBA, these rules and regulations are a means to meeting their responsibility and disclosing in detail what they understand good corporate governance to be. According to the ZVEI, the Code of Conduct is a self-commitment that encourages companies to consider the consequences of their actions and decisions not only from an economic and technological point of view, but also in social and ecological terms - and to strike an appropriate balance of interests.
To download a German version of the Code of Conduct, click here.
For an English version, click here.
French, Russian and Chinese versions are likewise available.