The executive of CML actively supports comprehensive communication of the Code of Conduct and will ensure that it is implemented by all. The position of Compliance Officer has been created for the purpose of demonstrating the emphasis placed on implementing this corporate culture.
I. LEGAL CONDUCT
Adhering to the laws and legal structures of the countries in which we do business is a fundamental principle of CML. Staff members must adhere to the statutory regulations of the legal systems under which they act.
II. MUTUAL RESPECT, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
We respect the personal dignity, privacy and personal rights of each individual. We work with people from different origins, cultures and religions, irrespective of their skin colour, sexual identity and gender. We do not accept discrimination based on these characteristics or any other form of personal attacks. These principles apply to our internal cooperation as well as to our behaviour towards our business partners.
III. LEADERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY
Integrity and adherence to legal regulations starts at the management level of a company. Each manager is responsible for the staff members entrusted to him. He/she must always adopt ethical behaviour and adherence to guidelines as his/her own course and promote this through his/her leadership style and in training sessions.
IV. ACCEPTANCE AND GRANTING OF BENEFITS AND GIFTS
No staff member may use his position to accept benefits or gifts from business partners or to grant such benefits or gifts. This excludes occasional gifts of symbolic value or invitations to business dinners or other events that are appropriate to the occasion. It is important to make specific procedures transparent by providing sufficient documentation. The Compliance Officer of CML must be consulted in cases of doubt.
V. TRADE CONTROLS
All staff members of CML dealing with the import and export of printed circuit boards are obliged to adhere to all applicable export and import control regulations.
VI. BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH SUPPLIERS
CML expects its suppliers to share its values and principles:
a) Adhere to all valid and applicable laws and directives
b) Abstain from any form of corruption
c) Respect the human rights of staff members and business partners
d) Adhere to the laws against child labour
e) Accept responsibility for the health and safety of staff members
f) Adhere to the relevant environmental conservation laws and regulations
g) Monitor that these principles are also adhered to within the group's own supply chain