Sustainability is a long-term strategic success factor, not only for EVUM Motors GmbH, but also for its suppliers and subcontractors. As a company, we feel committed to the idea of sustainability. We express this in our daily actions and thinking – also in our corporate mission statement.
The Sustainability Guideline for Suppliers therefore formulates minimum standards and defines the minimum requirements for our suppliers: compliance with internationally recognized human and employee rights, respect for child labor and forced labor, compliance with legal standards and environmental guidelines, and precautionary environmental protection, as well as compliance with and promotion of business ethical conduct.
We also expect our direct and indirect suppliers to ensure compliance with this policy by their subcontractors and suppliers. They are required to communicate the contents of this policy to all parties in their supply chain and actively promote compliance.
Furthermore, all business activities within the supply chain must comply with local laws. If national legal regulations, international legal regulations, industry standards and this guideline deal with the same subject, the stricter regulations in each case must always be applied.
The objective of this Sustainability Policy is therefore to establish a common standard of performance, education and commitment to responsible business operations.
Child labor shall not be used at any stage of production. Companies are required to adhere to the recommendation from the ILO Conventions on the minimum age for the employment or use of children in labor. This minimum age should not be less than the age at which compulsory education ends, and in any case not less than 15 years. The minimum age for hazardous work is 18.
Compensation and benefits must comply with the basic principles regarding minimum wages, overtime and legally required social benefits. Working hours must at least comply with applicable laws, industry standards or relevant ILO conventions, whichever is more stringent. Overtime should only be required to be spent voluntarily, and employees must be given at least one day off after six consecutive days of work.
Forced or compulsory labor is not permitted. Employees must have the freedom to terminate employment with reasonable notice. Employees must not be required to hand over their identity card, passport or work permit as a precondition for employment.
The employer shall ensure occupational health and safety at the workplace at least within the scope of national regulations and shall support continuous development to improve the working environment.
Enterprises must follow the precautionary principle with regard to environmental issues, take initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility, and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Optimal environmental protection must be ensured at all stages of production. This includes a proactive approach to avoid or minimize the consequences of accidents that may have a negative impact on the environment. Particular importance is attached to the application and further development of energy- and water-saving technology characterized by the use of emission reduction, reuse and recycling strategies.
All products manufactured along the supply chain must meet the environmental protection standards of their respective market segment. This includes all materials and substances used in production. Chemicals and other substances that pose a hazard if released into the environment must be identified. Hazardous substance management must be established for them so that they can be safely handled, transported, stored, recycled or reused, and disposed of through appropriate procedures.
Everyone along the supply chain should aim to further reduce the company’s energy consumption, thereby conserving the climate and valuable resources. At the same time, the continuous reduction of greenhouse gases should be reduced in production and supply, by expanding and / or extending production sites or supply fleets. Even when purchasing energy, optimization measures must be taken to balance the need for low-CO2 energy purchases.
In all phases of the production and supply chain, the use of water should be circular, so that the water recycling rate can be increased in order to protect the environment and to sustainably reduce the valuable fresh water consumption.
Through the sustainable use of advanced filtration systems or chemical additives, air quality should be improved throughout the supply chain.
The highest level of integrity is expected in all business activities and relationships. Any form of corruption, bribery, extortion and embezzlement is strictly prohibited.
Discrimination against employees in any form is not permitted. This applies to discrimination based on, for example, gender, race, caste, skin color, disability, political opinion, origin, religion, age, pregnancy or sexual orientation.
All products and services must meet the contractually specified quality and safety criteria upon delivery and be safe to use for their intended purpose.
This policy must be posted in the local language at business partner facilities or otherwise made available to employees.