Code of Conduct for suppliers to APU Schönberg GmbH

APU Schönberg GmbH

The following requirements for Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance apply to all external business activities as well as to all internal procedures and processes of APU Schönberg GmbH and represent a mandatory code of conduct for all employees:

Laws and regulations

The supplier is obligated to comply with the laws and regulations of the countries in which it operates.

Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

The supplier shall ensure through sustainable corporate management that human rights are respected.

Corruption and bribery

The supplier shall refrain from all forms of corruption or bribery, both active and passive.

Forced labour

Forced labour of any kind is prohibited. This includes forced prison labour, serfdom and the like.

Child labour

Child labour of any kind is prohibited. If local laws do not set a higher age limit, no person may be employed who is of compulsory school age or younger than 15 years of age (exceptions according to ILO Convention No. 138). Workers under the age of 18 are not allowed to perform dangerous work and may only work at night to a limited extent, taking into account the needs of their training.


The personal dignity, privacy and personal rights of each individual are to be respected. Employees must neither be physically punished nor physically, sexually, psychologically or verbally harassed or abused.


The supplier shall maintain a remuneration system in which wages, including overtime and special benefits, are equal to or higher than the level specified by the applicable laws and regulations.

Working hours

The supplier's employees shall not be required to work more than 48 hours per week (excluding overtime) or a total of 60 hours per week (including overtime) on a regular basis, except in the case of special business needs or where national regulations provide for longer weekly working hours. Employees must have at least one day off per seven-day work period, except in the case of special business needs.

Prohibition of discrimination

The supplier shall treat all its employees, regardless of their skin colour, race, nationality, social origin, any disabilities, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, as well as their gender or age, strictly according to their abilities and qualifications in all business decisions, in particular with regard to recruitment, promotion, remuneration, special benefits, further training, redundancies and dismissal.

Health and safety

The supplier is obligated to provide a safe and healthy working environment in order to prevent accidents and injuries and, where appropriate, to provide accommodation that is safe and fit for human habitation. The minimum standards here should be the applicable local laws. An occupational health and safety management system based on OHSAS 18001 or an equivalent system must be established or applied.

Freedom of assembly and collective bargaining

The supplier is obligated to recognise and respect the workers' right to freedom of association and collective bargaining.


The supplier is obligated to comply with the applicable data protection laws and regulations with regard to the protection of personal data, including all customer-related data and data provided by the customer/supplier. The supplier's employees who come into contact with sensitive data shall be trained in this regard and are obligated to use the information provided by the customers exclusively for these customers.


The supplier is obligated to comply with the regulations and standards of environmental protection that affect its operations. Environmental pollution must be minimised and environmental protection must be continuously improved. An environmental management system based on ISO 14001 or an equivalent system must be established or applied.

Supply chain

The supplier is urged to also obligate its own suppliers to comply with this Code of Conduct.

Version 2.0

Date: November 2023