Basic Principles of the Code of Conduct

Siemens wants to be perceived as an integral part of the national society and economy in all countries. Due to the huge diversity of conditions more than 160 countries in which we purchased goods and services in the last Fiscal Year (Oct 1st - Sept 30), this maxim of Siemens‘ business policy was considered in the principles of the “Code of Conduct”.

It is based on – among others – the UN Global Compact and the principles of the International Labor Organization but also reflects the Siemens “Business Conduct Guidelines”, which establishes fundamental principles of sustainability and apply to the entire company.

The topics of the Code of Conduct

  • Legal Compliance

  • Prohibition of Corruption and Bribery

  • Fair competition, anti-trust laws and intellectual property rights

  • Conflicts of interest

  • Respect for the basic human rights of employees

  • Prohibition of child labor

  • Health and Safety of Employees

  • Environmental Protection

  • Supply Chain

  • Conflict Minerals