Quality, Occupational Safety, Health Care, Energy and Environment Policy
As a traditional producer of cables, conductors and plastic materials we feel constrained with conviction to the systematic quality management, the occupational safety, the environment protection, a sustainable Energy Management and health protection as single elements of an integrated management system.
The basic principles here are the demands of DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 – with its parent operations: responsibility of the leadership, management of capabilities, measurement, analysis and improvement as well as product realisation. During the implementation we respected the contents of this international standard in the same way as the extensive demands of DIN EN ISO 14001:2004, Energy Management DIN EN ISO 50001:2011, the work protection and health care management system (OHSAS 18001:2006) and the quality management of the Nuclear Safety Standards Commission KTA 1401:1996. All these demands are implemented at the corresponding interfaces. Synergy effects were used consistently at the same time.
Our IMS – Manual along with all procedures describes the integrated management system of our company and generates the basic structure, which is absolutely mandatory 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, Health Care and Security Include the Total Product Improvement and Life Cycle
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.
We are Gearing to our Customer´s and Public Demands
The quality of our work and our products, our energy management, environmental and security protection are the basic requirements for business prosperity, competitiveness and protection of our employee´s jobs. So we consider it as an important challenge to deliver to our customers products which meet the required criteria like:
- Capacity compliance
- Delivery time
Considering environmental aspects like:
- Protection of resources and improvement of our input
- Ecological and energy saving production process
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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