Code of Conduct
The objective of ARGO-HYTOS is to become one of the world’s leading manufacturer of hydraulic system technology. We remain a family company with long-term vision.
This Code of Conduct is part of our social responsibility and a prerequisite for sustainable corporate success.
Openness, honesty, transparency, trust
We take care of a transparent and open dialogue with all ARGO-HYTOS stakeholders.
Respect for the company’s resources and values
We use the company's resources sparingly and act in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
No discrimination, but commitment to observe the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in our sphere of influence
We undertake to observe the internationally proclaimed human rights in our sphere of influence.We mean to provide a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, race, skin color, religious beliefs, age, national origin, handicap or sexual orientation. We respect the dignity, privacy and personality of each individual employee. We firmly reject child labor in our company and expect the same from our business partners.In doing so, we are bound by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. We reject any form of forced labor in our companies and at our business partners.
Fair compensation and working hours
We recognize our workers’ needs for adequate remuneration and adhere to the legally guaranteed minimum wages in the respective labor markets. We follow the regulations concerning working hours in each of our companies.
Our competitive strength is based on the dedication of highly motivated, well-trained and committed employees. We see the development of our employees as an essential investment in the future of our company. We also value the development of social and technical expertise.
With our family-friendly arrangements we strive to enhance the satisfaction and motivation of our employees and hence increase the performance of our company.
Contribution to health and safety
Our aim is to avoid work-related accidents. Therefore, we provide a safe and healthy working environment, which allows working without experiencing any health restrictions and to stay healthy. We ensure this aim by continuous improvement of workplaces, preventive measures, developments, investments in technical safety and the monitoring of the working conditions.
Environmental responsibility & sustainability
We consider the protection of the environment and the natural resources in the context of a sustainable and equitable economy, combining the needs of the present and coming generations as a key duty, to protect and re-establish the integrity of the earth’s ecosystem.
We maintain an environmental management system at our production sites world-wide, which we continuously improve. Local environmental protection laws and the specifications of the ARGO-HYTOS group must be observed as a minimum.
Protection of personal data
Personal data of our employees and business partners are used thriftily and for operationally necessary and lawful purposes only. Personal data is protected against unauthorized access and loss.
Conflict of interests, gifts and attempted bribery
We give an undertaking not to accept gifts or payments or hold (company) investments, which could lead to a conflict of interests. Particularly neither bribes nor any other illegal payments may be offered, made or accepted.
No compromise on quality
We set ourselves ambitious, measurable and achievable targets, whose fulfilment we continuously monitor and initiate effective corrective actions in the event of non-compliance.
In addition, we have an integrated quality management, certified according to ISO 9001 and covering all areas of the company.
Partnership with customers and suppliers
We encourage our business partners to introduce and implement similar principles of social responsibility within their companies.