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Code of conduct and sustainability requirements

Code of conduct and sustainability requirements for suppliers

Our Code of Conduct and our sustainability standards ensure that all suppliers adhere to ethical principles and use environmentally friendly production methods. This is the only way we can create a better future together – for the environment as well as for future generations.

Responsibility Environment & Energy

Sustainability is a buzzword that is rarely associated with the metal industry.

We make a conscious contribution to environmental protection: on the one hand by conserving resources with environmentally conscious production technologies and design ideas as well as smooth, precise processes, and on the other hand by making efficient use of materials. Our customers benefit from this in monetary terms as production costs are reduced.

Responsibility for the environment and society

Sustainability plays a fundamental role for Binder in its long-term, but also day-to-day activities as an industrial company in the German SME sector. In addition to ecological and social benefits, responsible action usually results in economic added value.
To manifest the company’s contribution to sustainability, the following guidelines are integrated into the business strategy and implemented strategically and operationally with the listed management systems:

    • Occupational safety
    • Environmental management (ISO 140011)
    • Information security (Tisax – Assessment Level 22) and data protection
    • Quality management (ISO 90011, VDA6.11)

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Principle Guidelines
The following basic principles are implemented throughout the company.
  • Understanding of the above-mentioned specialist topics as a management task.
  • Conscious action in accordance with legal regulations, norms, standards, guidelines and customer specifications.
  • Work according to documented processes – including evaluation, treatment and monitoring of risks and opportunities.
  • Continuous improvement through targeted projects/programs to achieve strategic and operational goals.
  • Securing the necessary information and resources to achieve the objectives.
  • Further developing the expertise and sense of responsibility of our employees and partners in line with their tasks.
In addition, supplementary, topic-specific guidelines are applied within the company.
Environment and energy guidelines

The following principles are pursued to optimize environmental performance, avoid environmental pollution and use energy and resources efficiently.

  • Continuous planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of our environmental impact, resource consumption and energy-related performance.
  • Reduction of the impact on the environment through targeted action programs and conscious use of resources.
  • Utilization of technically and economically feasible options in the design, development, production and operation of systems.
Occupational health and safety guidelines

The following principles are followed to prevent unacceptable/unnecessary workloads and accidents:

  • Regularly identifying occupational health and safety risks in our workplaces and taking measures to eliminate, minimize and prevent them.
  • Promoting the health and safety of our employees through continuous action programs.
  • Active involvement of employees and external specialist bodies in the company and the further development of occupational health and safety.
Information security guidelines

By focusing on information security as a key competence in information processing, the following principles are pursued.

  • Availability: Ensuring the functionality and accessibility of information at the necessary times
  • Confidentiality: Protection of information from unauthorized access
  • Integrity: Ensuring the correctness and completeness of information
Quality guidelines

Every employee is responsible for the quality of their work and thus ensures a high standard of quality. Errors in products and processes are openly communicated, analyzed and their causes effectively eliminated as a result

  • Ensuring quality in all company processes
  • Avoidance of internal errors
  • 0-error principle
Business ethics/social commitment guidelines

Sustainability always means respecting the requirements and needs outside the company. To this end, the following principles are pursued:

  • Commitment to social responsibility and regular analysis of the expectations placed on us.
  • Orientation towards international guidelines on ethical and social responsibility.
  • Making a contribution to society through various actions and encouraging our employees and partners to act in the same way.

Responsibility for whistleblowers and society

We take the protection of whistleblowers very seriously and adhere strictly to the Whistleblower Protection Act.

If you have information about possible violations of laws, rules or ethical standards in our company, we encourage you to share it with us confidentially.

Our dedicated email address for whistleblowers is

If you send us a confidential message, you can be assured that your identity will remain protected and your information will be treated confidentially.

We thank you for your trust and commitment to compliance and ethical standards in our company.

Importance of whistleblowers for corporate integrity

Whistleblowers – individuals who uncover and report wrongdoing in companies – play a crucial role in maintaining integrity and ethics in organizations. They often bravely stand up to potential sanctions and risks to bring ethical misconduct or unlawful practices to light. But why are whistleblowers so important for business integrity?

1. uncovering misconduct Whistleblowers are often the first to become aware of violations of laws, rules or ethical standards within a company. Through their reports, critical problems can be identified and remedied at an early stage before they lead to major scandals or legal consequences.

2. promoting an open and ethical corporate culture Whistleblowers help to promote a culture of openness and ethics within organizations. By demonstrating that it is safe to report wrongdoing, they encourage other employees to also work towards compliance with rules and standards.

3. protecting employees, customers and society The courage of whistleblowers not only protects employees and customers from potential harm, but also society as a whole. By pointing out misconduct, they help to maintain and strengthen trust in companies and institutions.

Overall, whistleblowers are indispensable players in the pursuit of corporate integrity and ethical behavior. Companies should view whistleblowers as valuable partners who help to create a transparent, responsible and ethical corporate culture.

If you have information about possible violations or abuses in our company, we encourage you to contact us. We appreciate your commitment to the integrity of our company and are available to you as a trustworthy contact partner.


We believe in people

The training and development of our employees is of great importance. We give them the opportunity to learn new skills, to expand their knowledge. In this way, we strengthen their professional competence and create opportunities for development.