Shared values - shared success
While operating as a global player, we also maintain the tradition of the "honourable merchant". We have had a presence on the international markets for more than two centuries, offering cooperation and collaboration based on mutual trust. Our excellent reputation is the consequence of common values which we seek to apply to our everyday business activities:
We share responsibility for the success of our clients and business partners. We therefore proceed carefully, conscientiously and with a strong sense of our own responsibilities.
We practise a culture of openness, characterised by honesty and respect – our aim is solid working relationships based on mutual trust and flat hierarchies.
Loyalty and reliability are the cornerstones of our philosophy as a company. Our support for clients and partners remains strong even if they encounter difficult times.
We want to play a part in shaping the future. Besides entrepreneurial know-how, we have the necessary determination and perseverance.
Melchers is a member of amfori. We especially arrange at amfori BSCI. The aim of this initiative is to continuously improve social conditions in production facilities in 'risk' countries.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Our organisation has Code of Conduct which has been drawn up together with internal and external stakeholders. The Works Council is actively involved in this. Compliance with the Code of Conduct is monitored.
UN GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
We pledge ourselves to follow the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Melchers Group.
In our role as employer, we lend our support to the initiatives of our employees. This support includes in-house sports activities, corporate challenge races, membership of sports studios, and daily cycle commutes. We are of course engaged in training programs and are involved in the "One Day Trainee" initiative of the Junior Chamber International as well as the training of Energy Scouts by the Chamber of Commerce. In addition, we promote and support numerous spheres of activity in which our employees are active.
We attach major importance to compliance with product specifications, embargo requirements and other sanctions, as well as the increasing volume of regulations. Our efforts to achieve the goals are backed up by certifications in the different sectors.