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Declaration of principle regarding
Quality - Safety - Health - Environmental protection
The customer is the focus of our work. His or her satisfaction safeguards our success in the long term.
The following goals of equal ranking are inextricably linked to one another and are the benchmark for our day-to-day activities:
A product and service quality that corresponds to the expectations of our customers and our own goals Occupational safety of all parties, prevention of accidents, occupational illnesses and work-related health risks Social responsibility Avoidance of damage to property and harm to the environment Sustainability and cost-efficiency
The following principles are binding for every individual employee at gat.
1. Customer orientation
Every performance of work and every service is to be a recommendation for the expertise of our company. We want to meet the expectations and specifications of our customers through consistent product and service quality as well as innovative solutions and develop and expand long-term, trusting customer loyalty.
2. Safety, health and environmental protection
Alongside the protection of the environment, the safety and health of our employees, our customers and uninvolved third parties has the utmost priority at our company.
3. Social responsibility
Our company principles include that every employee is aware of his/her responsibility towards society, our customers and colleagues during all his/her activities and supports the attainment of the goals through his/her personal conduct (based on DIN 26000 - cf. page 2).
4. Education and training
Through regular education and training, we ensure a high level of qualification and innovative strength among our employees. It is a management task at all levels to increase awareness of quality, safety, health, environmental protection and social responsibility.
5. Inclusion of suppliers
We also demand a high and consistent quality from our suppliers as well as compliance with safety, health, environmental protection and social responsibility. That is why we select suitable suppliers whose skills we regularly assess and take into account accordingly during procurement.
6. Integrated management system of gat
A well-functioning quality management system is a basic prerequisite for us in order to meet the quality requirements with regard to deliveries and services in a targeted, economic and sustainable manner. It is a logical consequence for us to integrate the areas of safety, health and environmental protection into one system. The quality management is organisationally independent of the operational areas and reports directly to the company management.
We undertake and obligate all employees to use and review our integrated management system and to develop it further together at all times.
Geesthacht, in June 2017
Karsten Hofmann Ulrich Schneider<br/>Managing director Managing director
Supplement to 3. Social responsibility (based on DIN 26000 and DNK)
a) Laws and standards
The laws and regulations including anti-corruption regulations are the basis of our activities. These include the standards with regard to social and ecological responsibility, internationally recognised human rights and the existing laws to prevent modern slavery, including child labour.
b) Bribery and corruption
We as a company punish and reject any kind of bribery or corruption. Our decision makers are obligated not to hand over any invitations, gifts or other valuables to employees of our customers with the intention of influencing them. At all times, our business decisions are made in fair competition and not by illegal acts (e.g. cash, gifts, travel, intangible benefits). Our employees are obligated to inform the company management about demands or pressure as well as bribery (any type of acceptance of advantages) with the intention of offering unfair advantages or influence). All employees can contact Mr. Andreas Hochfeld on 04152/8097-49 at any time as their in-house contact person who will treat all concerns as strictly confidential.
c) Property and information
As a supplier, we want to contribute to protecting the assets of our customers against theft, waste or misuse and take measures to protect the confidential data, information and documents of our customers accessible to us and to keep them confidential.
d) Cartel law, trade sanctions
The company management and the decision makers of gat GmbH are obligated to refrain from anti-competitive, improper or unfair activities and to comply with regulations and laws that regulate the export of goods and services.
e) Fair dealings with employees
We guarantee equal opportunities at our company. We work intensively on processes to ensure the reconcilability of job and family, e.g.: Childcare, parental leave, nursing of relatives, etc. A healthy balance between work and leisure is promoted at all times. The working hours per week are not normally exceeded; the flexitime accounts are compensated with paid leisure time. Our employees are spared from job-related tasks during their leisure time. Exceptions are emergencies for a small group of our employees.