Our Guidelines

Our Codes form the guidelines for acting responsibly in Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft and its subsidiaries. They are based on applicable laws and established standards, and reflect the corporate group’s expectations of its employees, suppliers, marketing and communication partners and third parties involved in the value added chain for products of the Berentzen Group. The principles described in the Codes represent minimum standards in each case.

Our Code of Conduct contains a summary of the corporate principles. It defines guidelines in the areas of acting lawfully and responsibly, professional and personal integrity, employees and employment conditions, assets and information as well as quality and the environment.

Our Marketing Code of Conduct is based on the code of conduct of the German Advertising Standards Council (Deutscher Werberat). In recognition of our social responsibility, the Marketing Code of Conduct contains guidelines for product-related communication and a responsible approach to our products.

The Supplier Code of Conduct creates a common understanding for the Berentzen Group with regard to appropriate living and working conditions for employees that is followed by all suppliers to the Berentzen Group and their staff. The Supplier Code of Conduct is in line with the respective applicable versions of the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) Base Code, the principles of the ILO (International Labour Organisation) as well as The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. It forms the basis for long-term and sustainable business relationships.

The respective scope of the three Codes is clearly defined. Each Code contains the contact details for an independent agency for the purpose of reporting breaches.