We consider it an essential part of our corporate and social responsibility to conduct ourselves in a proper, ethical and responsible manner. That is what we stand for here at BHS Corrugated – working in harmony with our employees as well as with you as our business partners and suppliers. Worldwide and with uncompromising consistency.
Setting the course – and a good example
Compliance means observing laws, guidelines and voluntary codes of behavior. Naturally, every effort is made to maintain proper business practices. However, it is not always easy to know in every situation whether a given action is compliant or not. This is why it is so important for a company to include a trustworthy office that keeps staff informed and listens to their concerns but also consistently tracks violations.
Avoiding risk – protecting your reputation
Our Compliance Management system strives to protect both our employees and our company from liability risks and to safeguard our reputation. Compliance is the responsibility of every individual. We do not tolerate legal violations, even those ostensibly committed in the interest of our company.
In-house guidance and obligations
Our business practices are based on our company-wide Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct provides an orientation framework and applies to every one of us – the management and executives as well as every employee of BHS Corrugated.
Working together the right way
We expect legitimate and ethical conduct not only from ourselves but from our business partners, as well. The principles of conduct and values that we expect from our business partners are therefore stated in our Code of Conduct.
Naturally, the principles of ethical business practices likewise apply to our relationship with our suppliers. Our Code of Conduct provides clearly defined “dos and don’ts” and is available for download.
We want to be informed about any unlawful behavior in our company in order to be able to clarify and eliminate such behavior. Therefore we have introduced a Group-wide whistleblower system.
We encourage everyone - regardless of whether they are an employee, former colleague, customer, supplier or third party - to inform us of any violations of the law or of our guidelines or the Code of Conduct.
We would like to point out that the whistleblowing system is only for reporting actual or supposed violations. General complaints will not be processed. With every report you help to clarify and eliminate misconduct and grievances. All information, including the whistleblower's references, will be handled confidentially and in accordance with applicable laws.
On request, reports can also be submitted anonymously to our ombudsman.
Employees may submit reports to the following units or persons:
- Direct supervisor
- Compliance Officer
- External Ombudsman
- Employee Representation
External parties may submit reports to the following units or persons:
Dr. Thomas Altenbach
Phone: +49 69 24 70 97 - 35
In Addition, employees as well as external parties can submit whistleblower information through our digital and anonymous whistleblowing platform.