ISO 9001:2015 - ISO 14001:2015 - ISO 19600:2016 - ISO 37001:2018 - SA 8000:2014 - ECOVADIS
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Code of conduct

Preamble
 
Kitotec GmbH is aware of its corporate and social responsibility and fulfils this within the framework of the applicable laws and legal regulations.
 
Responsibility
 
Kitotec GmbH is committed to acting responsibly. Kitotec GmbH is aware of its social responsibility and undertakes to comply fully with the applicable social standards by, among other things: . providing a safe, healthy and pleasant working environment. Applying the industry standard regulations on working hours and pay
 
Legislation
 
Kitotec GmbH undertakes to comply fully and at all times with all applicable and relevant legislation. Compliance with and respect for the fundamental rights of employees. Kitotec GmbH respects the human dignity of every individual; it also expects this from its suppliers and customers.
 
Kitotec GmbH commits itself
 
to equal opportunities and equal treatment of its employees irrespective of their skin colour, nationality, social origin, any disability, sexual orientation, political or religious conviction as well as their gender or age,
respect the personal dignity, privacy and personal rights of each individual,
not to tolerate unacceptable treatment of workers, such as psychological hardship, sexual or personal harassment or discrimination.
 
Anti-corruption
 
Kitotec GmbH undertakes not to tolerate or engage in any form of corruption or bribery. Kitotec GmbH is certified in accordance with DIN ISO 37001:2018.
 
Money laundering
 
Kitotec GmbH undertakes to comply with all applicable laws for the prevention of money laundering and not to participate in money laundering activities. Kitotec GmbH is certified according to DIN ISO 37001:2018.
 
Conflict materials
 
Kitotec GmbH undertakes to ensure to the best of its knowledge that no conflict minerals (from the DR Congo or other countries mentioned in national, European or Dodd-Frank Acts) are contained in the products supplied.
 
Export / Import / Embargoes
 
Kitotec GmbH undertakes to comply with all applicable national and European laws and regulations in foreign trade. As an AEO-C - Authorised Economic Operator - Kitotec GmbH is aware of the special duty of care in foreign trade.
 
Child labour / forced labour
 
Kitotec GmbH rejects child labour and its use. Kitotec GmbH undertakes to employ only employees who have reached the regionally applicable minimum age. Kitotec GmbH undertakes to purchase goods only from sources that comply with national and European laws and regulations. Kitotec GmbH assures that it does not support or tolerate forced labour and does not purchase goods or services from suppliers who use forced labour.
 
Avoidance of conflicts of interest
 
Kitotec GmbH undertakes to make decisions in its dealings with suppliers and customers only on the basis of objective criteria. All factors that influence or could influence decisions based on private, business or other conflicts of interest are prevented from the outset. Kitotec GmbH is certified according to ISO 19600:2016.
 
Environmental protection
 
Kitotec GmbH is committed to ensuring that it complies with all applicable national and European laws, regulations and standards for the protection of the environment. For this reason, Kitotec GmbH has established a certified environmental management system DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 to minimise environmental impacts or hazards to the environment and to improve environmental protection in daily operations.
 
Supply chain
 
Kitotec GmbH assures to consider the compliance of its suppliers with this Code of Conduct in the best possible way. For this reason, Kitotec GmbH is certified according to SA8000, the international standard for "Social Accountability", and has also carried out ECOVADIS certification. Kitotec GmbH undertakes to ensure to the best of its knowledge that no business relationships exist with companies that violate this standard.
 
Meckenheim, 10.03.2022
 
Peter Müller
Managing Director