In our Principles of Business and Conduct (code of conduct), we describe our values and responsibilities
- as members of society,
- as business partners, and
- in the workplace
We have defined these values in our manuals for employees and managers in the form of a code of conduct.
Everyone at Dräger—from employee to manager to Executive Board member—must be familiar with our Principles of Business and Conduct and use them to determine their actions so as to make appropriate decisions.
“Dräger has been synonymous with technology for life for more than 130 years. Protecting, supporting, and saving lives is a key part of our DNA. Our customers fight to save the lives of many individuals, day after day. Not only is this knowledge a source of motivation for our work, it is also the standard we set for ourselves. We have clearly defined Principles of Business and Conduct. Our products can only deliver on their promises if we and our business partners comply with these principles. It is important that we treat our customers, colleagues, suppliers and sales partners with the highest degree of professionalism and reliability—day in, day out. Each one of us is responsible for protecting and improving Dräger’s image around the world. We expect our employees and business partners to act with absolute integrity and to respect the people and laws of all countries in which we operate. No code of conduct will ever be able to cover every issue and answer every question. A code of conduct should encourage us to ask questions, raise issues, and base our behavior on our underlying values. If something does not fit in with our values, it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to ask questions and help find a solution. We must hold ourselves accountable for making everyone’s lives that little bit better. Actions speak louder than words. The Principles of Business and Conduct are the basis of our daily actions and part of our system of values, for me and for my Executive Board colleagues. I am happy that you are interested in finding out more about our Principles of Business and Conduct.”