1. Working Times

The working time arrangements of SONAX are based on German laws and comply with recognised international standards.

2. Harassment

Employees may not be subjected to physical punishment of any kind, or other physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

3. Corporate Citizenship

SONAX shows its civil commitment through the positive contributions it brings into the communities in which it is actively engaged.

4. Occupational Health and Safety

see Occupational Health and Safety Policy

5. Integrity and Anti-corruption

The activities of SONAX are governed by generally accepted values and principles, in particular by integrity, rectitude, respect for human dignity, openness and non-discrimination on grounds of race, ethnic origin, religion, ideology, gender, age, sexual orientation or a disability.

SONAX rejects corruption and bribery as defined in the relevant UN Convention (from the year 2005). It promotes transparency, acting with integrity and in an appropriate manner, responsible management and control within the Company.

6. Child Labour

The use of child labour is prohibited. No person below the age of 16 years will be employed. Employees below the age of 18 years may not be deployed for hazardous activities and are, in accordance with legal provisions, exempt from night work.

7. Communication

SONAX communications with their employees and suppliers fulfil the associated requirements of the Code.

8. Equal Opportunities

For all employment decisions such as recruitment and promotion, remuneration, further education and training, transfers and dismissals, all employees will be treated in accordance with their abilities and qualifications, as well as their performance.

9. Rules and Regulations

SONAX abides by the prevailing laws and regulations of the countries in which it operates, and requires the same from its suppliers.

10. Transparency and Consumer Dialogue

SONAX recognizes the rights of consumers to important product and process information which is required for a qualified purchase decision.

Whenever possible it will determine the relevant applicable information and make it publically accessible.

11. Environment

see Environmental Policy" Hoffmann MINERAL / SONAX / DuroDruck

and Energy Policy

12. Remuneration

The remuneration paid shall not be less, or will be more, than that established by current legislation. The remuneration for full-time employment must be sufficient to meet the basic needs of the employee.

13. Freedom of Assembly and Free Collective Bargaining

SONAX respects the employees lawful rights of freedom of assembly and free collective bargaining.

14. Forced Labour

Every form of forced labour is rejected.

Neuburg a. d. Donau, 13.07.2022