Bertling is committed to conducting its business in an ethical manner, in accordance with the values and principles set out in its Values and Code of Conduct. The Values and Code encapsulate Bertling's owners', directors' and senior management's commitments to ensuring the highest standard of ethical conduct in the way Bertling conducts its business.
It details the business principles to be followed in dealing with Bertling's stakeholders, as well as the rules of individual responsibility that Bertling's employees are expected to demonstrate.
Bertling also expects its suppliers and business partners to adhere to the same principles. Bertling's core values set out in its Values and Code are designed to ensure professionalism in all that it does, respect for employees, an on-going concern for safety and environmental protection and a commitment to contribute to the development of the communities where we do business.
The core principles underpinning Bertling's Values and Code of Conduct are:
- Respect for people
- Preventing corruption and fraud
- Upholding human rights
- Promoting free competition
- Promoting financial transparency
INTEGRATION OF ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE INTO BERTLING BUSINESS
Integrating ethics and compliance into a company’s business culture is the most effective way of ensuring that business operations are compliant wherever they operate in the world. Achieving this, however, is the real challenge.
BERTLING’S VALUES AND CODE OF CONDUCT IS AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES:
BERTLING’S CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SUPPLIERS & 3rd PARTY INTERMEDIARIES IS AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES:
BERTLING’S ETHICAL BUSINESS STATEMENT
Bertling is committed to applying the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities wherever it does business.
UK MODERN SLAVERY ACT
In compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act, we have issued our Bertling UK Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement to confirm the steps which have been or are in the process of being undertaken to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz LkSG)
The LkSG requires German companies and foreign companies operating in Germany with more than 3,000 employees, to carry out analyses of its supply chain to identify risks to human rights and the environment and to take mitigating actions against these risks and publish the findings annually. Although not required to, Bertling Logistics has determined to comply with the LkSG, which is in-line with our ESG policies, and will help us actively support our larger clients.
To report violations of the law or the Values and Code Conduct you can call the Bertling EthicsPoint Helpline. The Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is operated by an independent company. You may remain anonymous.