Foreword by the management

The GOLDBECK Group attaches great importance to social and ecological sustainability in its cooperation with business partners as well as in the entire supply chain. Our pillars are humanity, responsibility and commitment. These three core values characterize our company and the way we interact with our customers, business partners, suppliers and employees. The Code of Conduct sets out our principles and values in concrete terms and defines minimum standards for cooperation with business partners (hereinafter referred to as "The Company").

Among other international guiding principles and standards, it is based in particular on the following:


• the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN-UDHR)


• the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP)


• the conventions and recommendations of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on labor and social standards


• the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC)


• the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (UNCEDAW)


• the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


We recognize the responsibility of companies to respect all internationally accepted human rights and to prevent human rights violations, while it is the duty of the state to protect and ensure human rights.

This Code of Conduct is valid for any company that develops, produces, executes and/or markets goods or services for companies of the GOLDBECK Group. GOLDBECK obligates its suppliers as well as their subsuppliers and subcontractors to comply with the following principles. The national and international relevant laws and regulations applicable in the respective countries of business activity as well as the principles contained in this Code of Conduct are to be complied with. Of all applicable regulations, the one best suited for the realization of the protective purpose shall always be complied with. This Code of Conduct has no protective effect for third parties and does not give third parties any claims against GOLDBECK.

Furthermore, the implementation and monitoring of the aforementioned standards shall be ensured by an appropriate in-house procedure. GOLDBECK is entitled to check this by audits.

1. Labour & Human Rights