Laubinger + Rickmann

Code of Conduct

The primary objective of our company is to supply our customers with products of the highest quality.

The following guidelines form the basis of our actions in this respect:

  • L+R employs experienced, competent and motivated staff whose further training is constantly encouraged.
  • Modern and safe work equipment, production and testing equipment are used to ensure that production is of high quality, environmentally friendly and on schedule.
  • We maintain a high standard of occupational health and safety to prevent accidents and occupational illnesses.
  • We comply with all relevant national and international laws, regulations and provisions.

At the same time, we also see sustainability as an essential part of our business processes, based on responsible corporate management geared towards long-term value creation, which is expressed in the following guidelines.

No corruption, extortion and bribery

L+R does not tolerate corruption, extortion and bribery. n particular, our employees, subcontractors or representatives should not offer, promise or grant any advantages to customers or suppliers with the aim of obtaining an order or other preferential treatment in business dealings.

Invitations and gifts

Invitations and gifts should not be misused to exert influence. Invitations and gifts to customers or from suppliers should only be granted or accepted if the occasion and scope are appropriate.

Avoidance of conflicts of interest

Decisions should be made exclusively on the basis of objective criteria. Conflicts of interest with private interests or other economic or other activities, including those of relatives or other related persons or organizations, are avoided from the outset.

Remuneration and benefits, working hours

The remuneration and benefits paid for a normal working week correspond at least to the legally valid and guaranteed minimum. With regard to working hours, the respective national legal requirements are complied with.

No child labor and protection of young workers

We do not accept any form of child labor, forced or compulsory labor. Young workers in particular must be protected from performing work that is likely to interfere with their education or endanger their health or their physical, mental, social or spiritual development.

No modern slavery (i.e. slavery, forced labor and human trafficking)

We do not accept any form of modern slavery. Any knowing use of forced and compulsory labor and any form of modern slavery and human trafficking is rejected. Employment relationships are based on voluntariness and can be terminated by employees at their own will and with reasonable notice.

Freedom of association and collective bargaining

We promote equal opportunities and equal treatment and prohibit discrimination in the recruitment of employees as well as in the promotion or granting of training and further education measures. No employee may be disadvantaged because of their gender, age, skin color, culture, ethnic origin, sexual identity, disability, religious affiliation or ideology. The working environment for all employees must be free from harassment. A social environment with respect for the individual must be promoted.

Freedom of association and collective bargaining

In accordance with national legislation, we respect the rights of employees to form an employee representative body and to engage in collective bargaining.

Environmental protection

L+R complies with the applicable national environmental laws, regulations and standards. Furthermore, we strive to minimize environmental impacts and hazards and to improve environmental protection in our daily business operations. In particular, this includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable energy. Furthermore, natural resources are to be used responsibly and waste avoided.

L+R also expects its suppliers to comply with these guidelines and this is a selection criterion for procurement.

Whistleblower protection

Introduction of the internal reporting office in accordance with the Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG)

As part of the Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG), an internal reporting office has been introduced. With immediate effect, Mr. Fischer is available to you as our contact person for the internal reporting office, to whom you can submit confidential information. This reporting office serves to protect and promote a transparent and honest working environment.

This internal reporting office offers you the opportunity to report possible violations of laws, internal guidelines, the Code of Conduct or other grievances in the workplace confidentially and securely. You can do this anonymously or by stating your identity, depending on which approach you prefer. The reporting office is subject to a duty of confidentiality and therefore guarantees the protection of your data and information. To submit a report, you have several options to choose from:
Contact by e-mail to: compliance@laubinger-rickmann.de, by telephone or in person by appointment.

Further information on the Whistleblower Protection Act and the internal reporting office as well as possible external reporting channels in addition to the internal reporting office and procedures for reporting to bodies, institutions or other offices can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Justice.

We would like to emphasize that the introduction of the internal reporting office is a further step towards creating a trusting working environment that focuses on integrity and compliance. We are firmly convinced that the provision of this reporting office will help to uncover possible irregularities and take prompt action.

Reporting office:

Compliance Officer

Andreas Fischer

02573/9388-65

compliance@laubinger-rickmann.de