Our Code of Conduct


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Our Responsibility - Our Code of Conduct

Being a Socially Responsible Enterprise for us at VACUFLEX GmbH means, we consider our business operations and business interests in relation to our role and impact on society in general, and more specifically in relation to our stakeholders. This guides us towards taking decisions which, we believe, render a positive contribution to solving relevant social issues. VACUFLEX expects its business partners to adhere to those same ethical standards. In all its business operations, VACUFLEX is unconditionally committed to conforming to prevailing regulatory frameworks.

UN Global Compact

We support and fully respect the principles of UN Global Compact in regard of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With this communication, we express our intent to advance those principles within our sphere of influence. We are committed to these principles as part of our strategy, our culture and our day-to-day operations.

What do we expect from all of our Global Business Partners?

We ask our partners to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption:

Human Rights

  • Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.  


  • Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • fight against all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • fight for the abolition of child labour; and
  • ensure a workplace free of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. 


  • Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; 
  • undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.   


  • Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Our Requirements to become one of our Suppliers

Mindful of the above, we seek to do business with suppliers only whose conduct, likewise, is guided by social responsibility and integrity. As such, this present Supplier Code of Conduct forms an inseparable part of every agreement between the Supplier and us. We wish to emphasize the following areas in particular:


The Supplier respects the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations. The Supplier also respects the international labour conditions as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

  • Child labor
    The Supplier respects all (inter)national laws and regulations governing child labor and acts appropriately to abide by those conventions.
  • Discrimination
    The Supplier respects, unconditionally, all anti-discrimination provisions that are in place under applicable (inter)national laws and regulations.
  • Working conditions
    The Supplier conforms with all (inter)national laws and regulations governing working and workplace conditions (including health, safety and environment) and complies with all central labor agreements applicable to his (sector of) industry.

Environmental Protection and Sustainability

Supplier respects the environment and complies with all applicable (inter)national environment laws and regulations. Supplier’s business processes are designed to assure compliance with all relevant requirements.

Profit and Continuation of Business Operations

The Supplier’s business policies and operations provide adequate assurances for the continuation of his business operations. The Supplier respects the applicable (inter)national anti-trust laws and regulations.