Code of Conduct
At Melitta, our Core Values are integral to how we do business, and we expect our suppliers to respect and promote these values. We seek to develop and strengthen partnerships based on transparency, collaboration and mutual respect. We recognize that our suppliers are independent businesses and the exclusive employers of their employees. However, the actions of our business partners can be attributed to Melitta, affecting our reputation and the level of trust we have earned from customers and others. We appreciate that suppliers operate in different legal and cultural environments throughout the world. At a minimum, we require that all suppliers and their facilities meet the standards and promote the principles outlined in this Code, which are intended to advance Melitta’s commitment to all aspects of sustainability (ethical, environmental, and economic).
The provisions of this Code are in addition to, and not in lieu of, the provisions of any legal agreement or contract between a supplier and Melitta or any of its affiliates. We expect suppliers to hold their supply chain, including subcontractors and third party labor agencies, to the same standards contained in this Code. This Code does not create any third-party beneficiary rights or benefits for suppliers, subcontractors, their respective employees or any other party.