Corporate Policies

This Code of Conduct is the binding formulation of the central values of our company and the whole management for all business units and affiliated companies (which hold a share of more than 50 %) of VOIT Automotive GmbH (referred to below collectively as “VOIT”).

This code does not, however, claim to be complete. Rather its intention is primarily clear communication and a commitment to ethically impeccable and lawful behaviour. Unethical behaviour or even business crime will not be tolerated by VOIT under any circumstances. However, each employee always has the possibility to address suitable contacts – first and foremost his or her line manager – whenever there are any questions or cases of doubt in such matters. We will ensure that open communication and transparency are observed and practised also and in particular in this field.

Responsible, sustainable and lawful action is one of the essential values of VOIT Automotive GmbH and is firmly anchored in its corporate strategy.
It corresponds to the self-conception of VOIT and is a declared goal to avoid human rights violations. VOIT’s responsibility in the area of human rights focuses on topics and fields of action in which it can assert its influence as a commercial enterprise.

In this respect it complements the duties of states and sovereign institutions to protect human rights. Human rights are basic norms that serve to ensure the dignity and equality of all. They are universal, inalienable and indivisible rights to which every person is equally entitled. This definition is laid down in the “International Charter of Human Rights”.

CSR is a “concept that serves as a basis for companies to integrate social and environmental concerns into their business activities and their interaction with stakeholders on a voluntary basis. (European Commission definition 2011)

Sustainability is an essential part of the corporate policy of VOIT Automotive GmbH. We bear responsibility in ecological, economic and social terms.

The goal of VOIT Automotive GmbH is to ensure and improve sustainability in the supply chain. We therefore include our suppliers in this process.

This self-assessment questionnaire serves as an initial stocktaking, which provides information about the current status of our suppliers’ CSR/sustainability activities. Among other things, the result of the evaluation will be taken into account when decisions are made on awarding contracts.

Please answer this questionnaire!

We would like to thank you in advance for your commitment and contribution to achieving the goal of sustainability in our supply chain.

This corporate guideline is to help you to recognize and avoid any risks of corruption and infringements of law. According to the stipulations in the Code of Conduct, gifts which are above the threshold value of EUR 35,00 and invitations which go beyond a normal business lunch or dinner are to be reported to the Head of Compliance or the responsible Compliance Representative and to be approved by him in advance. This guideline is intended to serve as an additional aid to orientation for our employees and should help them in individual cases not to come into conflict with the law.

This supplier codex describes the minimum standards which VOIT sets its business partners with regard to ethical behaviour, working conditions, human rights, health protection, work safety, environmental protection and adherence to legal stipulations.