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Corporate Sustainability

Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system to doing business. To our belief such a value system should ensure that the company meets its fundamental social and ecological responsibilities.

The UN Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact which encourages businesses to establish such a value system. For this purpose it provides primarily a framework for businesses, which states Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

We fully support these principles. Therefore BARBE Beteiligungen GmbH has decided to join in the United Nations Global Compact and is an official participant since December 11, 2018. We thereby commit to adopt the principles and to report on their implementation. Our "letter of commitment" is linked on our participant's page on the website of UN Global Compact.

By incorporating the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact into our strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, we will not only uphold our basic social and ecological responsibilities, but also set the stage for the long-term continuation of our success.

We want to ensure to enact the same values and principles wherever we have a presence. We will work on the implementation in all operating subsidiaries throughout 2019.

With our Code of Conduct for Business Partners we will soon ensure that all our business partners are commited to share our values. 

We have developed our own basic principles, which we want to consider in everything we do:

Basic Principles of the BARBE Group of Companies

CUSTOMERS   Our customers are in the focus of our efforts. They shall be able to rely on our competence, quickness and helpfulness. Towards our customers we commit to honesty, integrity and fairness. This, in turn, we expect from our suppliers and their employees.

QUALITY   Highest target is an uncompromising product and service quality. This includes the manufacture of products according to specification and compliance with agreed delivery dates. By recognizing the requirements and understanding of the expectations of our customers we can offer appropriate product solutions.

EMPLOYEES   We always treat each other with dignity and respect and do not tolerate any kind of harassment or discrimination. We protect the health of our employees by preventing work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses with appropriate actions. We respect the personal privacy of our employees. 

ENVIRONMENT   Via the efficiency of our products we want to protect the environment, by reducing the use of resources and the volume of transport. Therefore we also include sustainability aspects into our procurement activities.

Our Participation in EcoVadis

We as a company we want to fulfil our ecological and social responsibilities. Our business activities shall be sustainable. To achieve this goal we follow our own sustainability management system, whose quality has been confirmed by EcoVadis. We are participating in EcoVadis since 2017.

We will be happy to share our EcoVadis scorecare with our customers and suppliers, please request sharing with our group account:

Alte Schmelze 2 65201 Wiesbaden, Germany
EcoVadis-ID (EVID):
Companies covered by this account:Hans W. Barbe Chemische Erzeugnisse GmbH
Barbe America, Inc.
Barbe (Thailand) Ltd.

About EcoVadis: The Company’s objective is the rating of environmental and social practices of companies, thereby promote the sustainability of global value chains and support companies in improving their own sustainability.

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