Code of Conduct

With this Code of Conduct we expressly commit to our behavioural responsibilities in our business and social environments.

1. Compliance with Laws

SCHUBERT represents the principles of legality.

We conduct our business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and we value openness and honesty in our dealings with business partners. All of our employees are required to comply with the law and all our Company rules and regulations. These Company rules may even exceed legal requirements.

2. Avoiding Conflict of Interest

SCHUBERT avoids conflicts of interest.

A conflict of interest exits whenever personal, private interests do not coincide with business interests. So, for example, if carrying on a secondary occupation, a conflict of interest can arise. Therefore, any secondary employment must be declared. Benefits provided by the business must not be used for private purposes without the prior agreement of the Company. If in doubt, consult with us on how to deal with the situation.

3. Prohibiting Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

SCHUBERT rejects bribery and corruption and will not tolerate them.

Employees must not break the law and, in particular, must not engage in any fraud, bribery or corruption. SCHUBERT employees may only accept, or offer a benefit, provided it doesn’t create even the merest impression of having any influence on any proposed or actual decision. When in doubt, such benefits must be reported and discussed with an independent third party, or parties in the Company, as to how to deal with them.

4. Confidentiality

SCHUBERT respect for Data Protection and Confidentiality.

Confidential Company information and trade secrets (e.g. financial data, business strategies and planned transactions) must not be divulged by any unauthorised person, either during or after employment with the Company. At the same time, we respect the confidentiality of any information from our customers and suppliers. When customers and suppliers share information with SCHUBERT, it is treated with the same level of confidentiality that we use to protect our own information.

5. Fair Practice in Business

SCHUBERT observes the rules of fair competition.

During our history, we have developed from a regional family business into a global family enterprise. We are committed to fair dealing in a manner fully compliant with applicable competition and antitrust legislation. This includes, in particular, no pricing agreements with competitors and fair dealings in customer and supplier relationships.

6. Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment

SCHUBERT respects its Customers, Suppliers and Employees.

We oppose any discrimination towards persons on the grounds of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. SCHUBERT respects and attaches importance to the dignity of each person. We also expect this behaviour from our employees including respect towards each other.

7. Safe and Healthy Working Conditions

SCHUBERT has the health of its employees at heart.

We take all measures to avoid health problems and accidents. Our employees are instructed and trained in occupational safety at regular intervals.

8. Environmental Protection

SCHUBERT respects the environment.

All applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice are respected and are integrated into our management systems. We control our emissions; provide correct treatment of waste water and dispose of waste and hazardous substances in a proper manner. Through these controls, we are working continuously towards minimising and preventing pollution.

9. Quality of our Work

The name SCHUBERT stands for Quality.

All SCHUBERT employees are working continuously towards maintaining and improving the quality of our products and processes. For many years we have had an active quality management system established in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001, which is regularly reviewed and audited.

Internationally recognised for responsible behavior

Gerhard Schubert GmbH is SMETA certified

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has confirmed an ethical manner of business.