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Code of Conduct for Fischer Elektromotoren GmbH suppliers

This Code of Conduct defines the principles and requirements of Fischer with regards to its goods and services providers concerning their responsibility for humans and the environment. Fischer reserves the right to make appropriate changes to the requirements of this Code of Conduct. In this case Fischer expects its suppliers to accept these appropriate changes.We require that our suppliers:

  • Adhere to the laws
    – maintain the laws of the applicable legal system(s).
  • Prohibit corruption and bribery
    – tolerate no form of and do engage in any form of corruption or bribery
    – including any payment or other form of benefit conferred on any
    government official
    – for the purpose of influencing decision making.
  • Respect the basic human rights of employees1
    – promote equal opportunities for and treatment of its employees
    irrespective of skin colour, race,
    nationality, social background,
    disabilities, sexual orientation, political or religious conviction, sex or age;

    – respect the personal dignity, privacy and rights of each individual;
    – refuse to employ or force anybody to work against their will;
    – refuse to tolerate any unacceptable treatment of employees, such as
    mental cruelty, sexual harassment or
    discrimination;
    – prohibit behaviour including gestures, language and physical contact,
    that is sexual, coercive, threatening,
    abusive or exploitative;
    – provide fair remuneration and to guarantee the applicable national
    statutory minimum wage;
    – comply with the maximum number of working hours laid down in the
    respective State;
    – recognise, as far as legally possible, the right of free association of
    employees and to neither favour nor
    discriminate against members of
    employee organisations or trade unions.

  • Prohibition of child labour2
    – employ no workers under the age of 15 or, in those countries subject to
    the developing country exception of
    the I LO Convention 138, to employ
    no workers under the age of 14.
  • Health and safety of co-workers
    – take responsibility for the health and safety of their co-workers;
    – control hazards and take the best reasonably possible precautionary
    measures against accidents and
    occupational diseases;
    – offer and to provide training and ensure that employees are educated in
    health and safety issues;
    – set up or use an occupational health & safety management system
    according to OHSAS 18001 or
    equivalent.
  • Environmental protection3
    – act in accordance with the applicable statutory and international
    standards regarding environmental
    protection;
    – minimize environmental pollution and make continuous improvements
    in environmental protection;
    – set up or use an environmental management system according to ISO
    14001 or equivalent.
  • Supply Chain
    – use their best efforts to promote among its suppliers compliance with
    this Code of Conduct;
    – comply with the principles of non discrimination with regard to supplier
    selection and treatment.


1 Declaration of human rights of resolution 217 A (III) of 10.12.1948,
http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/navigate/alpha.htm
2 Declaration of the International Labour Organisation regarding fundamental employment principles and rights,http://www.ilo.org/public/german/region/eurpro/bonn/ilo_kernarbeitsnormen.htm
3 Rio-declaration regarding environment and development,http://www.un.org/depts/german/conf/agenda21/rio.pdf

Code of Conduct of FISCHER
suppliers 30/06/2009

Code of Conduct (PDF)