Compliance - a central element of our corporate governance.
We are aware of our responsibility – every single day. For us, compliance does not only stand for adherence to guidelines and laws. We are more concerned with the values we want to convey and what we want to stand for as a company. For us, credibility, integrity, honesty, equality and incorruptibility are not empty words but important elements of our corporate governance. Moreover, we and our employees consistently pursue these elements.
The following principles are particularly important to us:
Reliability – Reliability, openness and honesty are virtues that we value and that we stand by. Our employees represent our company through their actions and behaviour both internally and externally. Therefore, each individual employee bears responsibility for his or her behaviour. Violations of legal provisions and our values are to be refrained from. Business decisions shall always be made in the best interests of OKS as a matter of priority, taking into account the legitimate interests of our customers and business partners. The pursuit of an employee’s own interests to the detriment of OKS is not permitted. Every employee is therefore obliged to disclose possible conflicts of interest to his or her superior or another person of trust.
Working conditions & personnel
Avoidance of child labourt – child labour is not tolerated by us. Companies are encouraged to follow the recommendation from the ILO Convention on the minimum age for employing or using children in work.
Wages and benefits, working hours – These comply with the basic principles regarding minimum wage, overtime and legally required social benefits. Working hours are in accordance with applicable laws, industry standards or ILO conventions.
Free choice of employment – forced or compulsory labour is inadmissible for us. Employees must be free to terminate the employment relationship at any time with reasonable notice.
Health and safety – OKS Otto Knauf GmbH ensures occupational health & safety at the workplace at least within the framework of national regulations and supports continuous development to improve the working environment.
Leadership culture – For us, leadership is synonymous with taking responsibility for the employees entrusted to us. Every manager must earn the recognition of his or her employees through exemplary behaviour, performance, openness and social competence. Their responsibilities also include supporting staff in their development through challenging tasks and appropriate training.
Social responsibility – It is also important for us to set a good example regionally. For this reason, we not only remain true to our economic area. We also invest in the future by placing a very high priority on maintaining and creating new jobs and apprenticeships.
Diversity and inclusion
We promote equality of opportunity and diversity and provide an environment where everyone – regardless of origin, religion, sexuality or identity – has the freedom to be himself or herself. A mutual appreciation and respect for our fellow human beings and ourselves is firmly rooted in our corporate governance.
14 different nations from 4 different continents are represented in our company. We are convinced that the diversity of our employees and the different perspectives can be the origin of creative ideas and thus the innovations of tomorrow.