Guided by values: Our Code of Conduct
While our Code of Conduct is based on internationally recognized models, it is also both an individual expression of our values as well as an agreement on how we wish to conduct ourselves at Nordzucker. It forms an overall umbrella for all other Nordzucker policies and guidelines.
Failure to comply with this Code of Conduct will not be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action. All employees are requested to act immediately when they encounter violations of this Code of Conduct. Such cases can be reported to the employee’s direct superior, the members of the Ethics Committee or through our anonymous whistleblower system SpeakUp! This system is intended not just for our employees but also for our external stakeholders.
In addition to our Code of Conduct, we have developed a code of conduct for our suppliers. This can be found here.
SpeakUp! – Our system for whistleblowers
Lawful, sustainable and ethical conduct is of paramount importance at Nordzucker. As a company, we take our corporate values – responsibility, dedication, courage and appreciation – very seriously.
We would therefore like to encourage all of our employees, customers, suppliers and other interest groups to help us expose potential misconduct. In particular, these include issues such as:
- Corruption and bribery
- Offences against property and assets (such as fraud or theft)
- Breaches of environmental protection regulations, product safety and occupational health and safety
- Behaviour that can lead to an improper or false result in financial reporting and auditing
- Sexual harassment
- Violation of competition and data protection law
- Breaches of the Nordzucker Code of Conduct
With this whistleblower system, you can address these issues openly and – if you like – anonymously as well. Reports that you submit through this system will be handled in the strictest confidence.