Code of Conduct
Münch Chemie International GmbH
We, the company Münch Chemie International GmbH (MCI), are internationally operating specialists for the production of release agents and processing aids. MCI stands for reliability, transparency and social and ecological, and therefore sustainable management of resources.
We have been a partner of manufacturers and industry since 1981, and we offer a large variety of products in the segments of tyres, rubber processing, polyurethane, compound materials, die casting, plastic processing and resin-bonded fabrics.
To us, fairness and open-mindedness form the basis for a trusting and long-standing cooperation, which we value highly in our striving for economic success, good reputation, and sustainability.
Therefore, the following ethical principles are firmly anchored in the guidelines of MCI. They are the basis for working together in our company and with our partners, suppliers, and customers.
We expect from everyone involved in the process to proceed with honesty and transparency, and to act in a sustainable and legally compliant manner. Employees are expected to complete internal and external processes with integrity and to reject business practices that could be perceived as being inappropriate.
In our actions, we are oriented on and we abide by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, also referred to as the "Global Compact", cover 10 rules for sustainable economic actions in the areas of
1) Protection and respect for international human rights
2) Ensuring that process participants are not complicit in human rights abuses
3) Protection of the rights of free assembly and effective recognition of the right of collective bargaining
4) Support for the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
5) Support for the elimination of child labour
6) Support for the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
7) Abiding by the principle of precaution in the handling of environmental problems
8) Support for initiatives for raising environmental awareness
9) Acceleration of the development of environmentally friendly technologies
Fight against corruption
10) Fight against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery
We at MCI have internalised the 10 principles of United Nations Global Compact.
In return, we expect from our partners, suppliers and customers that they, too, observe these principles.
At the same time, we at MCI live an integrative and ethical corporate culture in compliance with the applicable conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO Declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy).
Procedure for sustainable procurement:
Labour and humans
We respect human rights and reject child and forced labour, and discrimination in any form. Fair and respectful treatment of each other and appropriate wages are important to us at MCI. We promote and assure equal opportunity, freedom of opinions, diversity and freedom to assemble at our company.
Nobody may be discriminated or disadvantaged based on their skin colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, disability, religion, political or union affiliation or based on their marital status.
Sexual harassment, sexual abuse, physical punishment or torture, mental or physical coercion and the threat of such a treatment are unacceptable to us and such will be prosecuted directly and harshly.
Our employees receive fair wages according to the requirements under the law and collective agreements. At the same time, we comply with minimum wages, avoid overtime or pay or otherwise compensate overtime. The kind and scope of wage payments are explained promptly and transparently at our company.
It goes without saying that we comply with requirements under the law and collective agreements regarding working times, holiday leave, and the continued payment of wages.
It is important to us to preserve and promote the health of our employees.
A safe and low-stress work environment is of essential importance in this context.
We ensure this by means of a continuous process management and the corresponding work safety measures (infrastructure/training) and by a risk assessment of the individual workplaces.
Environmental protection and quality
MCI works continuously on the development of the most environmentally friendly and therefore most sustainable and efficient production methods. In this respect, the need of the used materials and processes to manufacture our products and services are constantly in the focus of the implementing process management.
All activities that might have a negative effect on the health of humans, animals or the environment are assessed and controlled before implementation, especially before harmful substances might potentially be released.
At the same time, waste and emissions are reduced to a minimum and resources are used sparingly. The supreme goal of MCI is to lower negative effects on humans, animals or the environment to a minimum and promote measures for reuse or recycling at the same time.
We ensure quality and safety requirements by means of a comprehensive product and process safety system, and these are continuously kept in the focus and developed further.
MCI has contingency plans, reporting procedures and alarm systems to reduce any hazards to employees, the environment or third parties to an absolute minimum. These plans are published at the company, and the employees are trained on them.
Integrity in business dealings
Besides the economic responsibility, we also take moral responsibility for our actions on the market, and we are aware of this responsibility. We represent a clear work ethic.
Besides fair competition on the market, this involves for us the ability to make clear judgments, reliability, honesty and loyalty to our employees as well as our partners, suppliers, and customers.
Our contracts conform to the respectively valid legal framework conditions, and they are the basis for fair cooperation as partners between us – MCI – and our business partners.
Contracts are awarded by our company according to the principles of efficiency in consideration of the required quality. In case of identical criteria, environmental relevance decides which tender is awarded the contract.
MCI undertakes to obtain all required approvals, licenses and registrations, and proactively see to their present and continued validity. We fulfil our legal reporting obligations and inform authorities and customers to the full extent.
It is a matter of course to us that we keep current product safety datasheets on hand. They are made available to authorities, partners, suppliers, and customers whenever needed.
We take the protection of personal data very seriously. They are treated as confidential and in compliance with the legal data protection regulations. Details about this can be found in our Data Privacy Statement, which we make available on our website.
An appropriate Corporate Responsibility System (CRS) as part of Compliance Management has been created so as to comply with the foregoing principles, thereby ensuring that the foregoing principles are implemented and their continued development is promoted. Employees are called upon to actively contribute to the further development of the CRS system. To us at MCI, this also involves reporting any vulnerabilities in processes and to handle violations transparently.
A Code of Conduct was put into force for the first time in mid-2011 by the company management and it was revised in 2016 by the former sustainability team. Like all guidelines, requirements and other documents of MCI, the Code of Conduct is also subject to continuous review and further development. Therefore, the company management presented and proposed this present version to take force. By resolution of 01/09/2022, the company management took up on this proposal and put the new version into force with immediate effect.
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