Adherence to this Compliance Guideline is the responsibility of the entire company and thus all employees as well as our business partners.
We have shared common values since the company was founded in 2001. They are
the basis for decision making. Our pillars are trust, customer orientation, intelligence, professionalism and the will to succeed. These five core values characterize our company and the way we deal with our customers, business partners, suppliers and employees.
The GOLDBECK SOLAR compliance guideline contains specifications for the observance of national and international laws, rules and ethical conduct. We hereby lay
the basis for a further successful cooperation and for a sustainable development of our company. It supplements the GOLDBECK SOLAR corporate guideline, which describes our self-image, our goals and the standards for our actions.
standards for our actions.
The regulations laid down here are accessible to our customers and business partners and are also binding for them. Compliance is a task for all employees of our group of companies. In addition to acting as role models, supervisors are therefore responsible for ensuring that employees in their area of responsibility are aware of the compliance guidelines, that they remain aware of them and that they are followed.
and that they follow it. This requires personal discussions as well as organizational measures. Violations of the compliance guideline will not be tolerated.
The GOLDBECK SOLAR management shall ensure that the standards laid down are
are implemented in the entire group of companies and are lived with our employees, customers and subcontractors.
GOLDBECK SOLAR not only respects the rights and dignity of its employees. We were one of the first companies in the industry to commit to the UN SDG guidelines and have consistently incorporated them into our company’s compliance guidelines.
We also expect our suppliers to comply with social standards and make this a condition for cooperation. For example, we have had certification in accordance with the SA8000 guidelines for years and make this a condition for every new supplier relationship.
We are very concerned about the connections between human rights violations in China and raw material manufacturers for the solar industry, which have been brought to light by research conducted by Amnesty International and Sheffield Hallam University. Together with our manufacturers, but also the solar industry associations, we are doing everything we can to bring more transparency to the supply chain BEFORE module production.
In doing so, we will use all the means at our disposal to establish our own requirements and standards in the procurement channels of our suppliers as well – and at the same time ensure security of supply with the components needed for the expansion of renewable energies in Europe.