The statement below describes the measures taken by the Winkhaus Group to prevent forms of modern slavery and human trafficking for the year 2017. The Winkhaus Group camplies with its obligations under Section 54 (1 ) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
For more than 160 years Winkhaus convinces its customers with innovative products and competent services . Window manufacturers and dealers, architects, builders and users all over the world value the wide range of services and the high quality of its intelligent window technology, door interlocks and access organization. The traditional family business is based in Telgte, Münster and Meiningen and has international subsidiaries in eight countries.
Within the Winkhaus Group we ban all forms of modern slavery , forced and child Iabor, exploitation and discrimination. Winkhaus is committed to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labor Organization (ILO) core Iabor standards. Ensuring fair local working conditions is an integral part of Winkhaus' cerparate culture.
ln 2017 Winkhaus revised its Code of Conduct, which is available in 4 languages. The Code of Conduct regulates compliance with human rights as part of Winkhaus' cerparate responsibility.The Code of Conduct applies to the complete Winkhaus Group. The Code of Conduct contains a clear ban of forced and child Iabor and prohibits any form of exploitation or discrimination. ln addition, Winkhaus guarantees its employees effective occupational health and safety within the framework of existing national regulations. Furthermore the employees right to freedom of association is secured within the framework of the applicable laws.
The Code of Conduct commits all Winkhaus members, executives and employees to legally compliant and ethical corporate behavior. All Winkhaus employees are frequently informed about the behavioral regulations and their rights by means of company-wide communication measures , such as email and publications on the company intranet.
Winkhaus urges its suppliers to act in accordance with and join the Code of Conduct of the BME - Federal Association for Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics e.V. The ethical guidelines described in this BME Code of Conduct are based in particular on the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labor Organization (ILO) core Iabor standards. ln addition, the Guidelines are based on the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child and on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and on the OECD Guidelines for International Business.
The Code of Conduct of the BME is available in 17 languages and commits all organs, executives and employees of suppliers to lawful and ethical responsible behavior. The BME Code of Conduct explicitly emphasizes respect for and observing of human rights. Accordingly, the Code of Conduct contains an explicit prohibition of any form of forced Iabor and the obligation to oppose any form of discrimination. ln addition, the Code of Conduct ensures adherence to the Minimum Age to Admit to Work Convention , the ban of child Iabor and immediate action to eliminate all forms of child Iabor.