Silex Microsystems business is based on close, long-term relationships with customers and other business partners. Silex Microsystems wishes to be perceived as a credible, long-term, reliable partner and must operate in a manner which is professional, honest and ethically correct. The group will not accept corruption, bribery and disloyal, anticompetitive actions. All sales and marketing of Silex Microsystems products and services must take place in accordance with relevant laws and regulations in each respective country.
- Silex Microsystems must not contravene applicable laws on competition in the respective countries. The group will not participate in cartels or other illegal co operations with competitors, customers or suppliers which would restrict or distort competition. If any company in the group is contacted with a proposal for such cooperation or has reason to believe that one of its partners is involved in a cooperation of this type, this must be reported to the group executive and the competition authority in the country in question.
- Silex Microsystems must not offer or give improper payment or other remuneration to any person or organization with a view to persuading the person or organization to act in contravention of prescribed obligations in order to employ Silex Microsystems or retain commissions for the group.
- Silex Microsystems must not – directly or indirectly – request or accept any form of improper payment or other remuneration given with a view to persuading the group to act in contravention of obligations prescribed by Silex Microsystems. To avoid conflicts of interest, employees within the Silex Microsystems group must only give or receive gifts or services which are consistent with general business practice, do not breach applicable laws, are of no major financial value and cannot reasonably be considered to constitute bribes.
- Silex Microsystems respects the assets of other companies and protects all tangible and intangible assets of the group to prevent their loss, theft, infringement or misuse.
In areas in which Silex Microsystems maintains an influence, the group must attempt to ensure that suppliers and subcontractors comply with relevant principles in Silex Microsystems CSR policy and, for example, offer their employees a safe, healthy work environment. Silex Microsystems does not purchase products from suppliers which are unable upon request to submit written assurance that child labor is not permitted in their production.
When selecting suppliers, Silex Microsystems must take into account their ability to meet the requirements laid down in this CSR policy. Silex Microsystems must maintain appropriate processes for evaluation and selection of priority suppliers and partners. Such evaluation processes also take into account the ability to meet the requirements in this CSR policy. The ethical, social and environmental undertakings of major suppliers must be followed up annually and measures must be implemented immediately in the event of deviations from the guidelines in Silex Microsystems’s CSR policy. The group reserves the right, by agreement with suppliers, to carry out independent reviews of suppliers’ businesses and physical facilities with the assistance of its own employees and/or external partners in accordance with Silex Microsystems efforts to achieve transparency and inspire confidence. The results of follow-ups completed will be reported to the group executive each year and discussed with the respective suppliers with a view to assisting with their efforts to implement any improvements.