We stand for commitment, longevity and thus for security. The close ties between the owner family and the companies are reflected in the corporate philosophy.
We have completely revised our Code of Conduct (“Code of Conduct”) with the new edition 4.0 in 2022.
New: From now on there is only one version for customers, suppliers and employees. The new CoC is available in several languages.
With the new edition, we define the legal and internationally applicable provisions, the framework of our value and value commitments for us even more clearly.
The Code of Conduct serves to set standards for ourselves and our expectations of third parties with whom we work. For each of us, the Code of Conduct is a promise to our customers*, suppliers, business partners* and other interested parties.
We comply with the laws of the countries in which we operate. Each employee* is responsible for complying with the applicable laws.
Our Code of Conduct helps ensure that we meet the highest standards by meeting the highest expectations.
This policy and the values described therein have been developed in collaboration with our employees* from the various sites and business units and have been drawn up and formulated in close cooperation with our compliance officers.
It reflects our commitment and the values of our company: responsibility, integrity, mutability, performance, but above all appreciation and respect for each individual*!
We see commitment to our shared values and the actions derived from them as a prerequisite for our international success. The full integration of our Code of Conduct is crucial for our globally oriented company.
It gives our customers* confidence in our products, our services and our promise. Our commitment ensures that we can be proud of our performance and our perception as a responsible and internationally oriented company.
The new Code of Conduct for Customers, Employees and Suppliers summarizes our 10 principles that govern our cooperation:
- Social responsibility and sustainability
- Management systems / Quality assurance
- Environment and sustainability
- Labor law principles
B. Occupational health and safety
C. Smoking ban and addiction prevention
D. Employment of family members and relatives
E. Employment of foreigners*
F. Child labor
G. Forced labor
- Business and trade secrets
- Intellectual and industrial property rights
- Dealing with our business partners* and third parties
- Antitrust laws
- Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy
- IT security management and data protection
Information, reports on anomalies and suggestions for improvement or optimization, or in the event of suspected violations of the law and our internal code of conduct, as well as feedback for the optimization of the regulations/guidelines, can be sent to us via the familiar communication channels. You are also welcome to send us an e‑mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Code of Conduct sets out the basic rules, standards and behaviors required to achieve these goals.
The Code of Conduct applies to all of us who work in or for LUKAD’s affiliated companies (“Employees”). These are the executive bodies, managers, employees (including temporary workers, etc.) and other employees of LUKAD Holding GmbH & Co. KG. If LUKAD is mentioned in the Code of Conduct, this refers to all companies directly or indirectly controlled by it.
2. Trust through honest and faithful management of business — a personal challenge and the result of joint efforts.
We can only achieve these goals if everyone involved cooperates. The Code of Conduct therefore formulates binding requirements for all employees.
Managers act as role models. They are responsible for their own conduct and the conduct of employees in their area of responsibility, as well as for proper compliance with all procedures provided therein to avoid reputational and legal risks. They shall take necessary and reasonable steps to ensure full compliance with the Code of Conduct in our business practices and procedures.
All other employees are supported in knowing and observing all relevant laws and official regulations in their work environment. In this context, the internal instructions and guidelines provide essential support and orientation.
All employees are required to behave honestly and fairly in their work environment and to avoid any conflict between private and business interests of LUKAD or the interests of our customers.
All employees are strongly encouraged to approach the Compliance Contact or their supervisor if they become aware that someone may not be behaving in accordance with the rules. This can prevent small problems from becoming big ones. No employee who makes a communication in good faith need fear any disadvantage — even if the communication should turn out to be unfounded. This is the responsibility of the company management/the operating parties. Communications may also be made anonymously.
Note on the use of individual gender-specific designations
For reasons of simplified readability, we refrain from using individual gender-specific designations in media and documents printed and digitally published. Of course, all designations always apply equally to all sexes and gender identities.
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity. No one will be discriminated against because of his or her gender, race, ethnic or cultural origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. Nor will anyone’s freedom of action or choice be impaired, degraded or disturbed.
We expect all employees* and external partners to respect the dignity, privacy and personal rights of each and every one* of us.