Code of Conduct for Business Partners

Our business partners are essential for Leonis path to Integrity!

LEONI has committed itself through the LEONI Code of Conduct to comply with all legal regulations and above all to behave morally correctly. LEONI also expects its business partners to act with integrity and responsibility in the global supply chain. In the LEONI Code of Conduct for Business Partners, LEONI has defined the principles of conduct as well as respect for human rights and compliance with applicable environmental and labor standards that LEONI's business partners must follow.

In addition to the LEONI Code of Conduct and the UK Modern Slavery Act Statement these are based on legal regulations such as the German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations for the Prevention of Human Rights Violations in Supply Chains (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz — LkSG) as well as internationally recognized standards such as the International Bill of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises as well as the ILO core labor standards and the principles of the UN Global Compact.

LEONI´s Code of Conduct for Business Partners defines the minimum requirements our business partners must observe and fulfill, as well as our clear expectations. We require our business partners to address these appropriately to their downstream partners in the business partner network as well.

Code of Conduct for Business Partners

Business Partner's Integrity Commitment

LEONI expects its business partners to comply with the principles of the Code of Conduct for Business Partners as well as the applicable legal standards and to adequately address and ensure compliance with these principles to business partners along their supply chain as well as to agree to a possible review of compliance with these principles by LEONI.

Leoni acts as role model and promotes compliance with the Code of Conduct for Business Partners

Ethical Responsibility and Responsible Business Practices

We expect our business partners to comply with legal requirements, in particular antitrust and competition, prohibition of corruption, prevention of money laundering, export control and data protection. Leoni's business partners must ensure a proper handling as well as disclosure of information and must protect Leoni's intellecutal property.

Social Responsibility

Business partners must comply with the following principles on human rights and working conditions: Protection of Child Labor; Prohibition of Forced Labor; Right to Health and Safe Working Conditions; Remunderation; Working Times; Freedom of Assembly and Association and Right to Collective Bargaining; Protection against Discrimination and Harrassment; Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Inclusion; Prohibition of Unlawful Evition and the Confiscation of Resources which Secure Livelihoods; Respect for Data Protection; Security Resources and Human Rights Protection; Rights of Local Communities and Indigenous People; Human Rights and the Environment.

Environmental Responsibility

For Leoni, responsible use of raw materials means setting minimum ecological and social requirements for business partners, reducing the material requirements of products and processes, and avoiding and recycling waste, and also requiring business partners to do the same.

Use of Conflict Minerals

Business partners shall ensure strict compliance with regulations on the use of raw materials originating from conflict and high-risk areas (CAHRAs). They shall make reasonable efforts to avoid the use in their products of raw materials originating from CAHRAs that contribute to human rights violations, corruption, funding of armed groups or similar negative impacts. 

Implementation of Corporate Due Diligence

Leoni expects its business partners to comply with the principles of the Code of Conduct for Business Partners as well as the legal standards and to adequately address and ensure compliance with these principles to business partners along their supply chain as well as to agree to a possible review of compliance with these principles by Leoni.

E-Learning Code of Conduct for Business Partners

In order to ensure compliance with the principles of the LEONI Code of Conduct for Business Partners, LEONI offers all of its business partners a free of charge e-Learning. It teaches our essential principles on compliance, human rights and the environment. 

Some business partners will explicitly be asked to complete the e-Learning, based on their risk profile. 

Start e-Learning

Corporate Risk, Compliance & Sustainability

+49 911 2023-184

compliance@leoni.com