initions innovative IT solutions AG
Dr. Stefan Anschütz
Dr. Michael Leue (Vorsitz)
Dr. Ronald Deckert
Dr. Helge Plehn
Dr. Lars Karsten
Handelsregister: Hamburg B 83929
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initions innovative IT solutions AG is committed to ecologically and socially responsible corporate governance. We expect the same conduct from all of our suppliers. We also expect our employees to observe the principles of ecological, social and ethical conduct and to integrate them into our corporate culture. We also strive to continuously optimize our business activities and our products and services with regard to sustainability and we encourage our suppliers to contribute to this in the sense of a holistic approach.
Our suppliers comply with all applicable domestic and foreign legal regulations. This supplier code is part of all contracts between initions innovative IT solutions AG and suppliers and their sub-suppliers. If a supplier fails to comply with any aspect of the Supplier Code, the supplier is expected to take corrective action.
The Code of Conduct is based on national laws and regulations and international conventions such as the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Guidelines on the Rights of the Child and Corporate Conduct, the United Nations Guidelines on Business and Human Rights, the International Labour Standards of the International Labour Organization and the United Nations Global Compact.
Requirements for suppliers:
Fair pay: Remuneration for regular working hours and overtime must be in line with the national statutory minimum wage or the minimum industry standards, whichever is higher. The remuneration for overtime must always
exceed the pay for regular hours in any case. Insofar as the remuneration is not sufficient to cover the costs of normal subsistence and to form a minimum level of reserves, the supplier is obliged to increase the remuneration accordingly. Employees must be granted all benefits prescribed by law. Deductions from wages as penalties are not permitted. The supplier shall ensure that employees receive clear, detailed and regular written information on the composition of their remuneration.
Fair working hours: Working hours must comply with applicable laws or industry standards. Overtime is only permitted if it is voluntary and does not exceed 12 hours per week, while employees must be given at least one day off after six consecutive working days. The weekly working time may not exceed 48 hours on a regular basis.
Freedom of association: The right of workers to form and join organizations of their choice and to bargain collectively must be respected. In cases where the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are restricted by law, alternative possibilities of independent and free association of employees for the purpose of collective bargaining must be provided. Employee representatives must be protected against discrimination. They must be given free access to their colleagues’ workplaces to ensure that they can exercise their rights in a lawful and peaceful manner.
Non-discrimination: Discrimination against employees in any form is not permitted. This applies, for example, to discrimination based on gender, race, caste, skin color, disability, political opinion, origin, religion, age, pregnancy or sexual orientation. The personal dignity, privacy and personal rights of each individual are respected.
Health protection; safety at work: The supplier is responsible for a safe and healthy working environment. By establishing and applying appropriate occupational safety systems, necessary preventive measures are taken against accidents and damage to health that may occur in connection with the activity. In addition, employees are regularly informed and trained on applicable health and safety standards and measures. Employees are given access to sufficient quantities of drinking water and access to clean sanitary facilities.
Dealing with air emissions: General emissions from operational processes (air and noise emissions) and greenhouse gas emissions shall be standardized, routinely monitored, verified and treated as required prior to release. The supplier also has the task of monitoring its waste gas purification systems and is required to find economic solutions to minimize any emissions.
Handling of waste and hazardous substances: The supplier follows a systematic approach to identify, handle, reduce and responsibly dispose of or recycle solid waste. Chemicals or other materials that pose a risk when released into the environment shall be identified and handled in such a way as to ensure their safe handling, transport, storage, use, recycling or reuse and disposal.
Reduce consumption of raw materials and natural resources: The use and consumption of resources during production and the generation of waste of all kinds, including water and energy, must be reduced or avoided. This can be done either directly at the place of origin or through procedures and measures, for example by changing production and maintenance processes or company procedures, by using alternative materials, through savings, recycling or reusing materials.
Dealing with energy consumption/efficiency: Energy consumption shall be monitored and documented. Cost-effective solutions must be found to improve energy efficiency and minimize energy consumption.
Ethical business conduct
Fair competition: The standards of fair business, fair advertising and fair competition must be observed. In addition, the applicable antitrust laws must be applied, which in particular prohibit agreements and other activities that influence prices or conditions in dealings with competitors. Furthermore, these rules prohibit agreements between customers and suppliers aimed at restricting customers’ freedom to determine their own prices and other conditions of resale.
Confidentiality/data protection: The supplier undertakes to meet the reasonable expectations of their clients, suppliers, customers, consumers and employees with regard to the protection of private information. The supplier must observe the laws on data protection and information security and the official regulations when collecting, storing, processing, transmitting and passing on personal information.
Intellectual property: Intellectual property rights must be respected; transfers of technology and know-how must be carried out in such a way that intellectual property rights and customer information are protected. Integrity/bribery, taking advantage: The highest standards of integrity must be applied to all business activities. The supplier must pursue a zero tolerance policy in prohibiting all forms of bribery, corruption, extortion and embezzlement. Procedures for monitoring and enforcing standards should be in place to ensure compliance with anti-corruption legislation.