Hegelmann Group understands that our business operations have far-reaching effects on
society and the environment, and we believe in conducting our business in a responsible and
sustainable manner to create long-term value for all stakeholders.
Our CSR policy covers the following areas:
Code of conduct is based on the company’s philosophy, vision and its core values. The Code of
Conduct provides a clear set of principles and guidance about what is expected of employees. It
shows how employees are expected to behave when carry out duties in the team, with business
partners, customers and other members of society.
The Company is committed to the highest standards of business conduct and to act
responsibly. It strives to provide equitable services that ensure fair competition and ethical
conditions and are in accordance with the standards of the legal system of the country where
the activity takes place.
Objectives of the Code of Conduct:
Employees must be familiar with Code of Conduct. This document forms
part of Contract of Employment and employees are required to comply with
it. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary actions, which could include
These rules apply to all Company employees (including those acting on
behalf of the Company, regardless of the form of relationship with the
Company and payment) and, if aligned with the regulations of politics, to
third parties, including, but not limited to, suppliers.
Every manager or if assign a responsible person is responsible for
ensuring that every team member has the opportunity to acquaint
himself or herself with Code of Conduct and the key anti-corruption
principles as well as provide additional explanation if needed.
Code of Conduct, full copies of the policies and procedures and
other documents referred to are available on Hegelmann Group
Intranet. Those who do not have access can request a paper copy
from the line manager.
By signing the Code of Conduct employee commits to the
enforcement of the principles of conduct and compliance
without any exceptions.
HEGELMANN GROUP VISION
1 | The HEGELMANN GROUP is and remains a family-run group of companies.
2 | We are an intercontinental logistics company – thinking globally and acting locally – with a diversified range of services that has its roots in land transportation.
3 | We invest more than average in profit-oriented growth and diversification, to further consolidate and expand our market positions with the goal of ranking among the TOP 10 in the sectors we operate in.
4 | We greatly contribute to the EU climate targets through the expansion of our green fleet and intermodal activities.
5 | Our company has a stable financial basis, supported by our leading role as cost leader as well as champion in the spotmarket and the targeted continued evolution as a logistics provider (Road, Sea, Air, contract logistics) and further internationalisation (USA, China, etc.).
6 | We are an attractive employer for professionals who are looking for flexibility, development opportunities and success in a medium-sized company.
7 | We are prepared for the digital transformation and are one of its leaders. We strive to digitalize our processes completely and thus making them efficient and transparent. Logistics is also the organization of streams of information.
8 | At Hegelmann we love what we do and do with heart, what needs to be done. This unique enthusiasm is the engine of our continued global success.
PRINCIPLES OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT
STANDARTS OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT
In relationships with colleagues are to be avoided:
▶Humiliation or insult of a person
▶Public discussion about the character and characteristics of an employee
▶Degrading of work or property of employees
▶Rumours and their distribution as well as defamation and indignity
▶inciting discord by using the professional and psychological advantages
▶Demonstration of negative behaviour
Managers treat their employees with respect and only provide instructions, advice and remarks to their subordinates in the correct manner and with the following aim:
▶Creating a functional and friendly environment and preventing of conflicts
▶Elimination of the cause for disagreements
▶No public display of sympathy and antipathy towards subordinates and other employees
▶Objective evaluation of the attributes of the subordinates as well as the business capabilities
Senior employees have the following additional duties:
▶Exemplary behaviour – a role model in terms of honesty and correctness
▶Provide constructive feedback to employees
▶Ensuring the qualification of subordinates
▶Supervising employees (including temporary workers) under their authority to ensure compliance with the laws and practices applicable in society and within the terms of this Code
▶Reporting of potential violations to a superior or the managing director of the company
▶Assisting of employees who in good faith ask questions or raise concerns about compliance with laws and company regulations and honesty. No employee shall ever be a victim of abuse for asking such questions or raising such concerns
ENSURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT
▶Compliance with the provisions of the Code of Conduct is based on the self-awareness and conscience of the Company’s employees. The Company fully supports its employees who comply with the provisions of the Code of Conduct in good faith, especially when they are under pressure from outside to violate them
▶If employees become aware of violations or suspect that the Company’s Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics may have been violated, they should seek the advice of their line manager
▶Violations of Code of Conduct norms may result in official penalties, including dismissal
▶If an employee has any questions regarding the Code of Conduct bellow steps can be followed
I. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. UAB „Hegelmann Transporte” anti-corruption policy (further in the text policy) defines and describes general corruption standards in the company UAB „Hegelmann Transporte” (further in the text company) and defines the most important guidelines for the implementation of this policy.
2. The company undertakes to adhere to the highest standards of business conduct. We act responsibly, we strive to provide fair services that ensure open competition and ethical conditions, in accordance with the norms of the legal system of the country in which we operate.
3. Company’s anti-corruption position. The company clearly combats all forms of bribery and corruption. The company does not tolerate any form of corruption, either directly or indirectly, and no corrupt acts. We do not pay, do not offer, and prohibit bribes or other valuable consideration in order to win or retain a company, or to promote a decision or compensation. We avoid all situations that speak against or can speak against our professional responsibilities.
4. The policy applies to all company employees (including people who negotiate on behalf of the company, regardless of the form of the relationship with the company concerned and the remuneration) and, insofar as it is coordinated with the provisions of the policy, to third parties (suppliers, Contractors, business partners, etc.).
5.1. Corruption – An act or inactivity that: a) directly or indirectly exercises property or other personal benefits (gifts, services, promises, privileges) on yourself or another person for the performance or non-fulfilment of your duties, or b) directly or indirectly proposes to grant a person personal or other personal advantages for the fulfilment or non-fulfilment of their duties, (c) mediation in the acts mentioned under letters a and b.
5.2. Private interests – the company’s employees or their dependents’ personal belongings of individuals or immaterial interests that could influence their decisions.
5.3. Third parties – private and legal persons who are not employees of the company.
II. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
6. The employees of the company are responsible for adhering to the policy and are asked to state the problems and to follow the examples of good practice.
7. It is the responsibility of each direct leader to ensure that each team member has the opportunity to become familiar with the policies and key anti-corruption principles. He is also responsible for ensuring that the appropriate measures and internal control measures are implemented to prevent bribery and corruption.
8. Daily consolidation of this policy, providing regular information and training on anti-corruption issues and monitoring compliance with this policy is part of every responsibility of the direct manager.
9.1. The company does not tolerate bribery forms.
9.2. Bribery is the receipt, offering, or promise of property or other personal benefit to yourself or another person to influence actions or decisions, promote inappropriate performance, or abuse of the person’s position. Bribery can take many forms, including, but not limited to, transferring cash, valuable gifts, travel, lodging, career opportunities, and / or providing valuable, commercially relevant information, etc.
9.3. Company employees may not offer, give, accept or accept bribery, neither directly nor indirectly, including through third parties.
10. Conflict of interest
10.1. Conflict of interest is considered to be a situation in which a company’s employee makes decisions, participates in them, or takes other actions contrary to the company’s interests when performing his or her duties.
10.2. Employees must avoid situations in which their private interests may be in the interests of the company. The company takes all legal control measures and expects employees to make appropriate and sensible decisions in their tasks – in all cases, they will not make a personal profit.
10.3. The Company does not tolerate activities by employees that are in the interests of the Company from a competitive point of view and does not expect that persons who are employed by companies to engage in any other activities of the Company in competition with the Society or otherwise in connection with their activities by companies, organizations or institutions and do not use the company’s assets for non-fulfilment functions and / or do not otherwise infringe the legitimate interests of the company.
10.4. In the event of a conflict of interest and / or suspicion that such a conflict may arise, the employee must immediately inform his or her line manager or the person authorized by him and refrain from discussing problems and accepting decisions in connection with a clear conflict of interest.
11. Misuse of duties
11.1. The company does not tolerate employee abuse of authority with regard to assigned powers of attorney through internal documentation.
11.2. The work equipment, financial and material resources provided by the company are used only in accordance with the procedure specified in the company’s internal regulations and other documents. Company employees must protect, if necessary, take actions to prevent the unlawful use of property, damage or any other illegal activity.
12. Business agreements facilitating payments
12.1. Payments facilitating business agreements are payments to civil servants with the aim of implementing the usual procedure or being implemented in a shorter time.
12.2. All employees are prohibited from making or accepting payments that facilitate business agreements.
13. Gifts and hospitality
13.1. A gift is understood to mean all property or property rights transferred free of charge.
13.2. Company employees may not tolerate or accept gifts that may result in a conflict of interest or that go beyond normal business practice and assume that this is an attempt to attract company employees and decisions in the performance of their duties to influence the employee.
13.3. The Company prohibits offering gifts of any kind, if they are given, in an unjustified manner to ensure the benefit or bias of the recipient’s decisions regarding the Company.
13.4. Company employees can accept and offer official promotional gifts (e.g. souvenirs), gifts for presentations and gifts in accordance with international business protocols or traditions and the proposed business hospitality (e.g. business lunches, official dinners, exhibitions, conferences, etc. ) assume, if such gifts / demonstrable entertainment are suitable to maintain the business relationship, have clearly expressed the goal of maintaining business relationships, to strengthen the services of the company, brand awareness and the image of the company.
13.5. Regardless of the amount, the money may not be accepted or given as a gift.
13.6. When company employees attend events of other business partners, customers, etc., their business travel related expenses and other expenses are determined in accordance with the company’s internal order and other documents in accordance with the requirements of the company’s internal laws and other documents that govern the business trips of costs, their release, expenses for the payment of business travel expenses and the costs of business trips. Under objective circumstances, such as when an employee is invited to non-profit events, and where part of the business travel expenses are borne by the inviting party in accordance with normal business practice, expenses related to, or part of, business trips may be incurred not only be paid by the company.
13.7. In all cases, employees, in the form of business gifts or other values offered to them, must follow the principle of reasonableness and assess whether they should unduly influence the benefits of such gifts or other types of work beyond the normal practice of fair business relationships.
14. Support and other benefits
14.1. The support of private and / or legal persons (companies, institutions, organizations) with beneficiary status is provided in accordance with the company’s internal procedures. In all cases, the granting of support is coordinated with the company’s management.
14.2. The company supports social, educational, artistic, cultural, scientific, sporting activities and projects. The company wants to ensure that its support reaches those target groups whose activities and initiatives are important with the corporate values, the guidelines for social responsibility, strategy and (or) and emphasize and promote important things for the state.
14.3. Support cannot be used as a covert measure for bribery and / or trade.
14.4. The company waives all forms of political party support: support is not granted and cannot be used to fund political parties or political election campaigns.
15. Trade with influence
15.1. The company does not tolerate trade in influence forms.
15.2. Trading with influence is understood as an illegal act by the employee of the company in the exercise of its duties, powers, kinship and / or knowledge in the work environment or any other probable influence in order to influence other employees, other companies, institutions or organizations in order to be lawful or illegal to act (or vice versa – do not act).
16. Transparent procurement
16.1. The company demands that all procurements are transparent.
16.2. Whole activity related to procurement should follow procedure QMH-11 „Procurement Procedure” that describes the main criteria of the supplier selection.
16.3. Suppliers must be selected on the basis of the economically most advantageous offer or the lowest price criterion under equal and non-discriminatory conditions for suppliers, both when placing the order and when executing it.
16.4. In all cases, the company takes immediate action if, with the help of internal control mechanisms and other measures, it is established that the behaviour of the representatives of third parties who supply the company with goods, services or works violates the company’s anti-corruption and procurement procedures.
III. POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
17. The company has approved this policy so that all employees adhere to the principles and standards set out therein. In the event of a violation of the regulations, employees can be punished for the statutory penalties, including dismissal.
18. Every employee of the company who suspects violations of these regulations must immediately and properly react to all violations of these regulations and inform the managing director of the company. For all applicants, the company gives a clear and unambiguous guarantee of complete confidentiality, data protection and confidentiality.