Danzer Code of Conduct

Danzer Code of Conduct

In 2013, Danzer began consolidating all of its policies and procedures into a single source for employees seeking guidance on business ethics or company values. Danzer found the UN Global Compact's 10 Commitment to be concise guiding principles to frame Danzer's Code of Conduct, which is a list of 36 conducts expected of the Danzer workforce and, in some cases such as anti-bribery, third-parties.

The Code of Conduct has been approved at the Executive Board and Board of Directors levels (since 2015: Group Advisory Board and Supervisory Board, respectively). The Danzer Code of Conduct was translated into the 5 operating languages of Danzer (English, German, French, Czech, and Spanish) and added to all Employee Handbooks, integrated into new employee orientation, and is the subject of employee training at all levels. The Danzer Code of Conduct is a dynamic document that is reviewed regularly to include constructive suggestions collected from all Danzer employees.

Danzer Code of Conduct

Danzer Code of Conduct signed by the Danzer Group Advisory Board members: Danzer Code of Conduct-signed

The Danzer Code of Conduct is divided into 4 sections:

  1. Responsible Procurement
  2. Rights of People
  3. Corporate Governance
  4. Environment, Health and Safety

The above order does not imply priorities. All 4 categories are of equal importance to Danzer.


Responsible Procurement

  1. Danzer is always inventing new ways to use wood smartly.
  2. Danzer knows wood is a good, modern material because it is natural, healthy, and renewable.
  3. Danzer employees always look for ways to use more of the tree.
  4. Danzer buys wood that is grown responsibly and cut legally.
  5. Danzer prefers to produce logs close to where they grow so that the local workforce is employed
  6. Suppliers are held to the same standards as Danzer (including the prohibition of child and forced labor).


Rights of People

  1. Danzer employees bring concerns and ideas to their immediate supervisors or through the chain-of-command.
  2. Danzer employees are free to gather to discuss improving the workplace.
  3. Danzer employees are provided with competitive pay, health care and social benefits.
  4. Danzer employees are adults, or legal interns, who choose freely to work.
  5. Danzer security providers are responsible and restrained.
  6. People working for Danzer respect human rights.
  7. Danzer teaches its employees so that they can move up in the business.
  8. Danzer employees respect trade secrets and intellectual property.
  9. Danzer employees help to set goals that are meaningful and consistent with this Code of Conduct.
  10. Danzer respects that local communities may have different cultures, customs & values.
  11. Danzer welcomes all stakeholders to voice their opinions.
  12. Danzer treats its employees with fairness and dignity in terms of opportunities/development and noncompliance (with requirements).
  13. Danzer employees work free from discrimination based on arbitrary characteristics.
  14. Danzer employees work free of harassment, exploitation, abuse and violence.
  15. Employees with disabilities and family needs can expect flexibility.


Corporate Governance

  1. Danzer management is responsible for this Code of Conduct.
  2. Danzer employees understand that honest and fair business is good business.
  3. Danzer employees obey the law, instructions and this Code of Conduct.
  4. Danzer employees keep personal issues out of business decisions.
  5. Danzer cooperates constructively with authorities.
  6. Danzer makes contributions legally, ethically, with fairness and openness.
  7. Danzer employees do not allow third-parties to bribe on Danzer’s behalf.
  8. Danzer employees do not engage in bribery or corruption.
  9. Danzer keeps proper records.
  10. Danzer employees help auditors to evaluate its operations.


Environment, Health and Safety

  1. Danzer maintains healthy work conditions for employees.
  2. Danzer employees work with supervisors to reduce risks to safety.
  3. Danzer employees protect the environment by caring for the air, water and soil in their jobs.
  4. Danzer employees make decisions with the future in mind.
  5. Danzer employees help to discover environmental and safety challenges.

This Code of Conduct is established to inform management, employees and associates of Danzer on how to work together to manufacture renewable products in a highly responsible and sustainable way: with special attention to the needs of workers, communities, and other stakeholders.

This Code of Conduct is an information tool for all employees of Danzer. As such, all employees are encouraged, even obliged, to give their feedback on the improvement of this system or report any deviations from it to their respective supervisor or Executive Board member or securely and confidentially through the Grievance Mechanism.