"FTE automotive is a company which sets high ethical and legal standards for its global business activities and assumes social responsibility in its interactions with customers, employees, investors, and the public.
The principles described here are based on the "Global Compact" policy and should help with the handling of ethical and legal issues in daily work."
Dr. Andreas Thumm
Chairman of the Board of Management of FTE automotive
Hereinafter, the term employee is used as a neutral term for men and women.
FTE automotive respects human rights and undertakes to comply with them. We support the protection of international human rights in our sphere of influence.
Quality, environment, occupational health and safety
We are conscious of our responsibility to our employees and the environment. This is reflected in the establishment of an environment and occupational health and safety management system, the obligation to comply with the relevant laws and regulations, and our open collaboration with authorities and the public. When developing our products and production procedures, we take into account product risks and possible impacts on the environment.
Child and forced labor
FTE automotive rejects any form of child or forced labor in the company and by its business partners.
We are against any type of discrimination. Employees are appointed and promoted based on their qualifications and abilities.
Code of conduct
FTE is against all types of corruption, blackmail, and bribery. Under no circumstances may employees participate in corrupt practices. All managers must guarantee, within the context of local conditions and laws, that no employee makes or authorizes a payment or gift to a customer or third party, directly or indirectly, if the purpose is to achieve a business transaction for a FTE Group company. Attempts by suppliers to influence the decision of Group employees through benefits must be punished strictly.
Freedom of association
We respect the right of our employees to freedom of association and collective negotiations. Notwithstanding this, it should be possible for employees to state their concerns directly.