Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for FREQCON
Suppliers and business partners

This Code of Conduct defines FREQCON’s principles and requirements for its suppliers and business partners regarding their responsibility for people and the environment. FREQCON reserves the right to change the requirements of this Code of Conduct if necessary. In this case FREQCON expects its suppliers to accept such reasonable changes.

The supplier and/or business partner with intermediary function hereby declares:

  • Compliance with the law
    • comply with the laws of the respective applicable jurisdictions.
  • Prohibition of corruption and bribery
    • Not tolerate or participate in any form of corruption or bribery, directly or indirectly, and not offer, grant or promise gratuities to government officials or private sector counterparties to influence official actions or gain an unfair advantage.
  • Fair competition, antitrust and intellectual property rights
    • to act in accordance with national and international competition laws and not to engage in price fixing, sharing of markets or customers, market collusion or bid rigging;
    • Respect intellectual property rights of others.
  • Conflicts of interest
    • avoid all conflicts of interest that may adversely affect business relationships.
  • Respect for the fundamental rights of employees
    • Promote equal opportunity and treatment of its employees regardless of color, race, national origin, social origin, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, gender or age;
    • respect the personal dignity, privacy and personal rights of each individual;
    • not to employ or force anyone to work against their will;
    • Not tolerate unacceptable treatment of workers, such as psychological hardship, sexual and personal harassment, or discrimination;
    • Not tolerate behavior (including gestures, speech, and physical contact) that is sexual, coercive, threatening, abusive, or exploitative;
    • to ensure adequate remuneration and to guarantee the legally established national minimum wage;
    • comply with the maximum working hours stipulated by law in the respective state;
    • to the extent legally permissible, to recognize the freedom of association of employees and to neither favor nor discriminate against members in employee organizations or trade unions.
  • Prohibition of child labor
    • not to hire workers who do not have a minimum age of 15 years. In countries that fall under the developing country exception to ILO Convention 138, the minimum age may be reduced to 14.
  • Health and safety of employees
    • To take responsibility for health and safety towards its employees;
    • to contain risks and ensure the best possible preventive measures against accidents and occupational diseases;
    • Provide training and ensure that all employees are knowledgeable on the topic of occupational safety;
    • Establish and apply an appropriate occupational safety management system.
  • Environmental protection, waste and emissions
    • to observe environmental protection with regard to legal norms and international standards (including RoHS, REACH);
    • use natural resources (e.g. water, energy sources, raw materials) sparingly;
    • minimize or eliminate negative impacts on the environment and climate at the point of origin or through processes such as modifications in the production process, material substitution, conservation and recycling;
    • Establish systems that ensure safety in the handling, transportation, storage, and recycling of waste, waste gas, and wastewater;
    • all activities that may have a potential negative impact on human health or the environment are adequately managed, measured and controlled prior to the release of said substances;
    • Establish systems to prevent or minimize the accidental release of polluting substances.
  • Supply chain
    • to appropriately promote compliance with the contents of the Code of Conduct among its suppliers;
    • to comply with the principles of non-discrimination in the selection of suppliers and in dealings with suppliers.
  • Conflict Minerals
    • Take appropriate measures to avoid the use of raw materials in its products that directly or indirectly finance armed groups that violate human rights.
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