Sustainability Policy

Preamble

The sustainability guideline is the basis for the claims of the Shieldon Knives in DKS Group, hereinafter referred to as Shieldon, in relation to economic, ecological and social responsibility. The aim of this policy is to create a common responsible and sustainable basis with our customers, employees and suppliers to optimize productivity and cooperation in business operations.

1. Occupational safety and health protection

As an employer, Shieldon attaches great importance to high standards of ergonomics and safety in the workplace. This is guaranteed by the integrated work and health management and fire protection in our plants.

2. Data and Identity Protection

The protection of data and the careful handling of confidential information of our customers, employees and suppliers to protect identity and privacy are very important to our company. This preserves the dignity of the employee and creates a positive working atmosphere.

3. Environmental protection and energy management

Shieldon tries to keep the burden on the environment as low as possible by using natural resources carefully and sparingly, so that residues and waste are minimized. We strive for the substitution of waste with materials in the sense of a sustainable circular economy. The company attaches great importance to high air and water quality and tries to contain or at best avoid greenhouse gas emissions and waste water by using the best possible technology and improving production concepts. The company observes all existing environmental laws and regulations and expects the same from all employees and business partners. Shieldon has been certified according to ISO 9001:2015 for many years.

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4. Ethical Principles

The ethical principles of our family business are based on loyalty, respect for fellow human beings, transparency and fair competition without corruption and exploitation. In addition, the company rejects any form of discrimination with regard to race, origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or age.

5. Freedom of Association

Workers must be able to communicate openly and with respect and with mutual trust within the company and with management regarding working conditions, without fear of repercussion. All employees have the right to organize, join a workers’ organization and appoint a representative and be elected as such.

6. Working Hours, Benefits and Compensation

The remuneration, the social benefits, working hours and vacation times must comply with the legal requirements with regard to minimum wages, overtime and prescribed social benefits. If there is no national law on this, the labor and social standards of the ILO apply.

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7. Prohibition of Child Labor

Shieldon condemns child labor and complies with laws and regulations regarding the minimum age for admission to employment and work. All customers and suppliers are required to also comply with these regulations.

8. Continuous Improvement

Innovations and improvements are important. The company therefore focuses on continuous improvement in environmental protection, energy efficiency, occupational health and safety and social responsibility. Our company seeks and promotes innovative ideas from employees through an improvement system.

9. Free choice of workplace

The free choice of work must be respected. Any form of forced labor or human trafficking must not be tolerated. Any work must be performed voluntarily and employees may terminate employment at any time.

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10. Export Controls and Economic Sanctions

The company operates in compliance with the criteria for export controls and in compliance with the existing economic sanctions to ensure safe trade. The company rejects trading outside of these regulations.

11. Awareness and Transparency

Shieldon ensures that every employee is informed clearly and understandably about their tasks, rights and obligations and important news and events in the company. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, Shieldon offers suppliers clear and understandable contracts.

12. Implementation and Accountability

Shieldon ensures that every employee is informed clearly and understandably about their tasks, rights and obligations and important news and events in the company. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, Shieldon offers suppliers clear and understandable contracts.

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