Principles of conduct

Our employees represent the company wherever they meet other people. It is our firm intention to always act in accordance with the law, customs and trading practices of the different nations to which our customers belong and our own implemented code of conduct. As a company, we are aware of the fundamental importance of human rights under the "International Bill of Human Rights" and are committed to respecting and protecting them in all our business practices and decisions.

Equal rights and equal opportunities

CTP commits itself to act in accordance with the principles of the “Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetzes“ (AGG) (General law on equal treatment).
We reject any form of discrimination of persons regarding their descent, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, origin or their age, gender or disability.
For reasons of easier readability without any intention to discriminate, the masculine form is predominantly used in documents / contracts. Basically, all genders are included.
The topics of diversity and equal opportunities are firmly anchored in our corporate philosophy. By equal opportunities, we mean the same education and career opportunities for all without regard to age, gender, habitus, sexual identity, origin and social background.

Freedom of Association

In accordance with local laws, we respect the right of our employees to associate freely, join unions, appoint employee representatives when necessary, form a works council and engage in collective negotiations. Employees who engage in worker representation will not be disadvantaged.

Child labor

According to ILO Minimum Age Convention 138, any economic activity of a person with an age of less than 15 years is designated as child labor.
We do not endorse the use of children as workers or the attempt to legitimize child labor.

Forced labor

According to ILO (Article 2 (1) of the Convention on Compulsory and Compulsory Labor, 1930), any work or service required by a person under the threat of a punitive measure against their will is regarded as compulsory labor under ILO (1930).
We will not tolerate any form of compulsory service of a person regardless of age, sex, nationality or religion. We do not permit forced labor, debt bondage, serfdom, slave labor, slavery or the like. Company employees must not be forced into employment, either directly or indirectly, through violence or intimidation.

Disciplinary measures

According to Art. 1 (1) and Art. 2 (2), of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany the human dignity is inviolable and every person shall have the right to physical integrity.
We are not tolerated by disciplinary measures involving any form of corporal punishment, sexual harassment, mental or verbal use of force.

Labor law, working time and remuneration

We undertake to comply with the applicable laws and industry standards regarding labor laws, including minimum wage- and working hours laws.

Conduct for dealing with business partners and third parties

We comply with the rules of fair competition and do not make arrangements, which influence prices and conditions or improperly restrict fair competition in any manner.   The regulations of the “Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen“ (GWB) (Restriction of Competition Act) constitute the legal framework for us. Our employees are committed to comply with the rules of the cartel and competition law. We expect that our business partners also adhere to the rules of the Restriction of Competition Act. 

Gifts and invitations

Our relationship with suppliers, customers and other business partners are based on fair-trading.  
Business decisions are made on the basis of rational facts.  Gifts and invitations may affect our ability to make business decisions without conflicts of interest. 

When giving presents the rules of “Corporate Governance Compliance“ of the respective business partner must be considered.

Confidentiality and data protection

We respect the privacy of our employees and comply with the legal provision of data protection (federal and states).  Business, operational and customer related data are subject to confidentiality.  Each employee must comply with the obligations resulting from the employment contract and adhere to the guidelines and company rules when processing company data.

In case of questions, regarding data protection the CEO is available at all times.

Business relations

We expect of each employee and of all business partners that they comply with the standards of ethical business conduct. Situations, which might lead to a conflict between personal and company interests, must be avoided.
Only factual criteria may be included in assessing the selection of customers and suppliers as well as all other business relations. Bribery, corruption and personal benefits are not part of our good business practice. We discountenance corruption, bribery, blackmail, embezzlement, fraud and taking personal benefit in any form.

Commitment to integrity and transparency

We place great emphasis on honesty and integrity and expect our employees to always act honestly and report any reasonable suspicion of fraud.
We are committed to actively combating all forms of economic crime and have a zero tolerance policy towards money laundering. We recognise the importance of a fair and transparent business environment and are committed to ensuring that our business practices meet the highest moral standards.

Compliance with political sanctions

We are committed to complying with all laws in the jurisdictions in which we do business. This applies in particular to compliance with laws and regulations relating to economic sanctions. This policy also applies to all persons acting on behalf of our company and prohibits entering into business relationships with sanctioned countries and sanctioned persons.

Company property

The company provides working equipment, technical and social factory facilities, which may only be used for operational purposes. Exceptions require special approval.
The careful and professional treatment of working and operational equipment is self-evident for all employees. 

Social engagement

Employees who engage in voluntary work and respect company interests at the same time are a valuable asset to our society. This engagement however must follow legally permissible objectives and must not violate democratic fundamental values.