Reference to our Zero-Gift-Policy

We regard fairness, transparency, honesty and trust as fundamental values of our actions.

We have revised our internal guidelines for handling gifts and invitations and ask our customers and partners to refrain from sending gifts to our employees. This applies in particular to gifts as part of business transactions or on personal occasions or religious or national holidays such as Christmas and New Year.

We also do not want gifts to be sent to private addresses and appreciate it very much when our customers and partners ensure that our employees do not have the embarrassment of having to refuse, reject or return gifts.

This is another important step for us in strengthening and safeguarding our compliance claim. For us, good business relationships are based on mutual trust and respect and do not require gifts.

We thank our business partners for their understanding.