Respect for customers, employees and partners is fundamental to our business. We strive to act as a cooperative and responsible member of society, and the international economic community. Besides the obvious compliance with applicable laws, we are committed to fair and free competition. The strict observance of copyrights, as well as the protection of private data and personal rights, are particularly important to us. All employees are instructed not to accept gifts from suppliers or customers. Sustainability and resource efficiency are key components of our business planning. Through a clear and transparent decision-making process, we encourage our employees to take personal responsibility for their work, and we give them room for creativity and personal development. All employees and managers of our company are required to accept our Code of Conduct.