Principles

Boddin principles
 
1. Standards
Our suppliers must meet high standards, from manufacture to final delivery. These demanding quality requirements apply along the entire supply chain.  They include respect for animal welfare, environmental concerns and human rights.  Globally recognised guidelines and systems of check help in this.

2. Quality
As a matter of principle we use products in a responsible manner.  ISO standards ISO 9001, and the GMP+ B3 and HACCP requirements form the guidelines for our operations.
 
3. Integrity
Our suppliers are obliged to respect fundamental human rights as well as their respective national laws.  We insist of honesty and fairness in all business activities.

4. Bribery and corruption
Our stance in relation to bribery and corruption is clear: Employees of the KHBoddin GmbH offer neither bribes nor kickbacks, nor do they accept them.
We comply with all national and international laws and regulations concerning inappropriate payments to officials.
 
 
5. Social standards
KHBoddin GmbH does not tolerate any form of exploitation, such as forced labour or child labour, at any of its suppliers.  KHBoddin lays special emphasis on these standards in particular.  That is why we refuse to work with suppliers, or to supply customers, who do not meet these standards.
 
6. Laws
Applicable national laws and regulations, industrial minimum standards, ILO agreements, UN conventions, as well as any other relevant legal provisions must be complied with, giving preference to the strictest regulation.

7. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
In cases or countries in which the right of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are restricted by law, alternative opportunities must be created for independent and free organisation of labour and bargaining.

8. Prohibition of discrimination
Any form of discrimination on the grounds of sex, age, religion, caste, social origin, disability, ethnic and national origin, nationality, membership of a labour organisation including trade unions, political convictions, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics will not be tolerated.

9. Wages
Wages paid for standard working hours, overtime, and in lieu of overtime, must equal or exceed legal minimum wage levels and/ or the respective applicable minimum industry standard.  Unlawful or non-approved deductions from wages are not permitted. If the minimum wage is not sufficient to cover the costs of living and/ or no additional free disposable income is possible, companies are bound to provide their employees with reasonable remuneration for meeting these needs.

10. Working hours
Overtime is only carried out on a voluntary basis. Hours of work must not exceed 48 hours per week. Employees have the right to at least one day off after working for six consecutive days. 

11. Health and safety 
Clear rules and procedures must be set up in the workplace, and must be followed without exception.    Methods and conditions of work which infringe human rights are not permitted.

12. Child labour
Child labour is forbidden. Child labour is defined in the ILO agreements, the United Nations conventions and national laws. The strictest of these standards must be complied with. Any form of exploitation of children is prohibited.

13. Forced labour
We practice zero tolerance of all forms of forced labour.

14. Environment and safety
The minimum legal requirements applying to the use and handling of chemicals, wastes and hazardous substances, emissions and effluent, as well as to their disposal, must be met– or preferably exceeded. Wherever possible and sensible, we promote the creation of environmentally friendly products and production processes.

15. Packaging
Since packaging arrangements can already avoid waste at a later stage, KHBoddin GmbH encourages its supplier partners to limit amounts of packaging used to a minimum.  In addition, the company advocates the increased use of recyclable materials.
 

16. Cooperative working with suppliers
The KHBoddin GmbH supports its suppliers, if applicable in the context of cooperative working, to meet internationally recognised standards.