Over 100 years of innovation for the benefit of our customers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders – this distinguishes us – the Datwyler Group.
During this time, our group has been transformed from a Swiss family business to an internationally active corporation. Due to our strong roots, we have developed our own style with high standards and our own independent values.
As an international group with subsidiaries and sales activities spread across the globe, it is important that our principles of conduct are binding and that violations are sanctioned accordingly. We still rely on all employees of the Datwyler Group keeping to the highest ethical standards. In the event of ambiguities in day-to-day operational life, the Code of Conduct serves as a practical guideline.
Every employee must abide by the laws, avoid discrimination or harassment and act with respect and integrity
Datwyler as an employer
Datwyler supports its employees and provides fair working conditions as well as a safe and healthy work environment.
Any interaction with business partners and third parties must comply with competition and anti-trust laws. We do not offer or accept free services.
Conflicts of interest must be avoided
So any and all amounts paid outside an employee’s responsibilities or activities must be approved by Datwyler.
Company assets & information
Company assets and information may be used only for business purposes. Datwyler and its employees must conduct themselves in a manner appropriate in terms of the Insider Trading Act and data protection.
Environment & society
Datwyler respects the environment and uses sustainable resources, materials and technologies.
Please see the complete code of conduct for the Datwyler Group:
Standardized compliance reporting process for impeccable conduct
Datwyler is aware of its responsibility for ethically impeccable business practices. That is why we joined the UN Global Compact back in 2009 and have committed ourselves to comply with its ten principles on human rights, labour practices, environmental protection and anti-corruption. To ensure proper conduct, we have a standardized compliance reporting process, which is recorded in writing and available on the intranet for management and employees.
Read more about this in the Corporate Governance chapter of the Annual Report.
Tax strategy as part of social responsibility
With its long-term management approach and commitment to sustainability, Datwyler is dedicated to fulfilling its social responsibility. With its public tax strategy, the company commits not to engage in aggressive tax planning (exploitation of harmful tax practices) and activities and actions that constitute tax evasion or tax fraud. With regard to taxes, Datwyler takes a business-oriented approach based on functions, assets and operating risks, which ensures that the company pays an appropriate amount of taxes in each jurisdiction in which it operates. You can find out more about this in our publicly available tax strategy.
Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) of Dätwyler Holding Inc.: 52990096G2IJ89SWI669
The articles of association of Datwyler Holding AG form the basis of the organizational, management and control principles of the Datwyler Group. Our articles of association are available for download here.