Policy Statement

Quality, Occupational Safety, Health Care, Energy and Environment Policy

As a traditional manufacturer of cables, wires, and plastic products, we are committed with conviction to systematic quality management, occupational safety, sustainable energy management, and to health safety as individual elements of a comprehensively integrated management system.

The foundations for this are the DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 requirements with its primary processes: Management responsibility, resource management, measuring, analyzing, and improving, along with product implementation. In the course of implementing these, we took into account the contents of this international standard along with the additional DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 requirements, the standard for energy management systems

DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 for occupational and health safety (OHSAS 18001:2006), and for the quality management of the nuclear safety standards commission, KTA 1401:1996. All these requirements are implemented at the appropriate interfaces. Synergies are systematically leveraged in these efforts.

Our IMS manual, including all procedures, describes the integrated management system for our company and forms the underlying structure that is without limitation binding for all employees.
 
Quality, Energy Management, Environmental Protection, Health Care and Security Exist by our Employee´s Commitment

For the realisation of our company´s purposes all employees are asked to contribute their share. Furthermore it is their obligation to contribute actively to the continuous improvement of the integrated management system and thus to the company-wide improvement of all activities.
Therefore we feel obliged to capably train and to motivate all our employees in environmental protection, awareness of using energy resources, industrial safety and health care, as well as in the quality domain and to communicate the necessary sense of responsibility. In doing so, the suggestions for improvements for the IMS are treated always with the highest attention.

Quality, energy management, environmental protection, and health safety and occupational safety are filled with life by the dedication of our employees.

All employees are called upon to do their part toward attaining our business objectives. Your duties also include actively participating in continuous improvements of the integrated management system and therefore in the company-wide optimization of processes. We are therefore committed to competently train and motivate all our employees in environmental protection, occupational and health safety, the careful use of energy resources, and in the quality field, and to convey to them the necessary sense of ownership. Suggestions for improving the IMS shall in this case always be treated with the greatest possible care.


In our business, quality, energy management, environmental protection, and occupational and health safety cover the entire product inception and life cycle.

The focus of our environmental efforts for producing our products is on reducing the energy and water consumption, and on the avoidance and/or minimization of waste, waste water, hazardous emissions, and hazardous goods. We increase occupational safety by identifying and removing potential sources of hazards for people and the environment. Environmental compatibility is generally also increased when processes are designed based on sound operational practices. We also develop our products and processes based on the latest state of the art by taking into account the service life and environmentally compatible disposal. In collaboration with regulators, we take steps to avoid accidents with negative environmental impact. When assessing the risks and opportunities, management takes into account the requirements and expectations from the integrated management system.


Code of conduct for societal responsibility

Bayka is committed to its societal responsibility under the scope of its worldwide business activities (internationally generally referred to as "CSR" 1). This code of conduct for societal responsibility was developed and reviewed together with the ZVEI (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik and Elektronikindustry e.V. [Central Association of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry]) and is an expression of the common set of values of the ZVEI, as defined in the vision and mission of the ZVEI, and in particular in the commitment to the social market economy.


We base our actions on the requirements of our customers and the public

The quality of our work and our products, our energy management, environmental protection, and occupational safety are the key success factors for our business success, competitiveness, and for securing the jobs of our employees. We therefore see it as our central task to supply our customers with products that meet the desired criteria, such as:

  • Fulfillment of function
  • Leadtime
  • Service  

Considering environmental aspects like:

  • Protection of resources and improvement of our input
  • Ecological and energy saving production process
  • Recyclability

Among customers we do not only understand external customers, but also the relationship within the company in terms of a customer-supplier relationship. To fulfil this requirement constant improvements of

  • all processes
  • the quality of the products and the working environment
  • the use of energy
  • the quality management

are the essential parts of our company´s policy.

Responsibility for Quality, Energy Management, Environmental Protection, Health Care and Security is the Challenge of the General Management

The responsibility is explicitly appropriated to the general management. The efficiency of our IMS is continuously improved and is subject to a neutral survey within the scope of audits.
We see to it that, in a permanent contact to the authorities, the valid directives and laws are observed. We are pleased to respond to relevant questions of the public.

Furthermore the general management considers as one of its most essential obligations:

  • to boost and increase the quality consciousness as well as the „We-feeling“ of all our employees
  • to secure the implementation of this IMS policy
  • to assure oneself of the effective implementation and to keep records of it
  • to provide all the necessary resources for the maintenance and development of the lMS.


We ensure the implementation of the management specifications DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001 and DIN EN ISO 50001 by providing the necessary resources and executing internal as well as external audits. External audits are carried out by certifying institutes and by our domestic and foreign customers, like for example the Deutsche Telekom AG, Deutsche Bahn AG, RWE and so forth.

Code of Conduct for Social Responsibilities (CSR) (1)

BAYKA AG admits to the „ZVEI - Code of Conduct for social responsibility“, because as a authorized company we want to emphasize, that the entrepreneurial decisions and activities are geared to the welfare and the effective development of the global society.
 

 

(1)  CSR = Corporate Social Responsibility


Code of Conduct: Bayka - Bayerische Kabelwerke AG

Preamble

Bayka and its member companies affirm their Corporate Social Responsibility as a part of their global business activities (internationally known as “CSR” (1). “Bayka’s Code of Conduct for Corporate Social Responsibility” (hereinafter called “CoC”) acts as a guideline in the industry, especially regarding working conditions, social and environmental compatibility, transparency, collaboration and dialog that is marked by trust. Developed and agreed to by Bayka and its member companies, the content of this CoC is an expression of Bayka’s collective core values as they are defined in Bayka’s vision and mission statements and especially as they are affirmed in the social market economy.

Bayka recommends that this CoC be implemented by the member companies. It is designed as a self-imposed obligation that can be signed by the member companies. By providing this CoC, Bayka assists them in responding to different general conditions in a global market and in facing challenges and social expectations that come from intensified collaboration from within the value chain.

1. Basic Understanding of Social Responsibility in Corporate Management

A mutual, basic understanding of social responsibility in corporate management forms the basis of this CoC. This means the undersigned company assumes responsibility by bearing in mind the consequences of its business decisions and actions on economic, technological, social and environmental levels and brings about an appropriate balance of interests. The undersigned company voluntarily contributes to the well being and longterm development of a global society at every point it can at the locations where it is in business. It is geared towards universally held ethical values and principals, especially integrity, honesty and respect of human dignity.


2. Where the CoC applies

2.1 This CoC is in effect for all of the undersigned company’s branches and business units worldwide.
2.2 The undersigned company commits to promoting adherence to the content of this CoC at every point it can for its suppliers and in other parts of the value chain.

3. Core Values for Social Responsibility in Corporate Management

The undersigned company will proactively work to ensure that the values mentioned below are put into practice and adhered to both now and in the future.

3.1 Adherence to Laws

The undersigned company will abide by the laws in effect and other legal requirements of the countries where it is in business. For countries that have a weak institutional framework, the company will carefully examine what good company practices from their home country should be applied to enable supportive, responsible company management.

3.2 Integrity and Organizational Governance

3.2.1 The undersigned company gears its activities towards universally held ethical values and principals, especially integrity, honesty, respect of human dignity, openness and non-discrimination based on religion, ideology, gender
and ethnicity.
3.2.2 The undersigned company rejects corruption and bribery as stated in the relevant UN Convention (2). It uses suitable means to promote transparency, trading with integrity, responsible leadership and company accountability.
3.2.3 The undersigned company pursues clean and recognized business practices and fair competition. In regards to competition, it focuses on professional behavior and high standards of quality for work. It fosters partnership and trusting interaction with the supervisory authorities. Additionally, it will hold to the parameters of the “Guide for our Association Activity – Instructions for Compliance with Competition Law in the Bayka”.

3.3 Consumer Interests

To the extent consumer interests are affected, the undersigned company abides by regulations that protect the consumer, as well as appropriate sales, marketing and information practices. Groups that are in special need of protection (e.g. protection of minors) will receive special attention.

3.4 Communication

The undersigned company will communicate in an open way and is oriented towards dialogue about the requirements of this CoC and about its implementation among employees, clients, suppliers and other stakeholders. Every document and all information will be duly produced. They will not be unfairly changed or destroyed. They will be properly stored. Company secrets and partner’s business information will be handled sensitively and will be kept in confidence.

3.5 Human Rights

The undersigned company is committed to promote human rights. It respects human rights stated in the Charter of the United Nations (3), especially those named in the following

3.5.1 Privacy
Protection of privacy.

3.5.2 Health and Safety
Ensuring health and work safety, especially the guarantee of a safe and health-promoting work environment, avoiding accidents and injuries.

3.5.3 Harassment
Employee protection against bodily punishment and against physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

3.5.4 Freedom of Conscience
Protection and guarantee of the right to freedom of conscience and freedom of expression.

3.6 Working Conditions

The undersigned company abides by the following core work standards from ILO (4):

3.6.1 Child Labor
The prohibition of child labor, i.e. the employment of persons younger than 15 years old, as long as the local legal requirements do not specify a higher age limit and as long as no exceptions are permitted (5).

3.6.2 Forced Labor
The prohibition of forced labor of any kind (6).

3.6.3 Wage Compensation
Work standards concerning compensation, especially in regards to the level of compensation as stated in the laws and requirements that are in force (7).

3.6.4 Employee Rights
Respecting the rights of the employee to freedom of association, freedom of assembly and collective bargaining, as long as this is legally permitted and possible in the respective country (8).

3.6.5 Prohibition of Discrimination
Treatment of all employees in a non-discriminatory fashion (9).

3.7 Hours of Work

The undersigned company abides by work standards concerning the longest permitted time of work.

3.8 Environmental Protection

The undersigned company fulfills the requirements and the standards for environmental protection that affect their operations and acts in an environmentally conscious way at all locations where it is in operation. For additional responsibility with natural resources, it holds to the principles from the Rio Declaration (10).

3.9 Civic Commitment

The undersigned company contributes to the social and economic development of the countries and regions where it is in business and promotes appropriate, volunteer activities by its employees.

4. Implementation and Application

The undersigned company will make every appropriate and reasonable effort to implement and to apply the principles and values described in this CoC both now and in the future. Contractual partners will be informed about the basic measures upon request and within the scope of a reciprocal cooperation, so that it becomes observable how keeping these measures is fundamentally
guaranteed. No right exists to disseminate operational or business secrets related to competition or any other information that is in need of protection.
 

(1) CSR = Corporate Social Responsibility
(2) UN Convention against corruption in 2003, in force since 2005
(3) General explanation of human rights, UN Resolution 217 A (III) of 1948
(4) ILO = International Labour Organization
(5) ILO Convention No. 138 of 1973 and ILO Convention No. 182 of 1999
(6) ILO Convention No. 29 of 1930 and ILO Convention No. 105 of 1957
(7) ILO Convention No. 100 of 1951
(8) ILO Convention No. 87 of 1948 and ILO Convention No. 98 of 1949
(9) ILO Convention No. 111 of 1958
(10) The 27 principles from the “Rio Declaration on Environment and Development“ of 1992 as the result from the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro