Our way of doing business is a key factor for our reputation. Vynova wants to be seen as a top performing company i.e. as a reliable and integral partner of our stakeholders worldwide. We are certain that sustainable business success and compliance with laws, regulations, and ethical standards are closely linked.
Our code of conduct is a tool outlining the fundamental requirements for how we do business and supports our employees to behave in a legally and ethically irreprochable manner in their daily work routine.
Vynova understands the social impacts of its activities and maintains the standards expected of a responsible company. This is achieved internally, and in our dealings with external suppliers, through a proper conduct of business activities.
Our supplier code of conduct describes the principles which we expect our business partners to adhere to.
Please find below our supplier code of conduct in English, Dutch, French and German:
Since the establishment of our company, we have pursued our social, financial and environmental obligations towards all of our stakeholders and society as a whole on the basis of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles. We are committed to complying with high ethical standards in all our activities, while embracing the cultural diversity of the communities in which we operate.
As a European industry leader, we create value with best-in-class production plants and distribution networks for PVC, caustic soda, KOH and other potassium derivatives. This starts with acting as a trustworthy employer. High standards, both internally and in our dealings with external suppliers and customers, keep us focused and accountable.
We do not take our social responsibilities lightly in an industry where corporate profit should never override the impact our activities have on the community. We refuse to engage in or support the use of forced labour or child labour. We support a healthy and safe work environment, including every employee’s right to collective bargaining through their choice of trade union representation.
We are proud to offer our employees the salaries that are commensurate with industry and legal wage standards. We comply with customary working hours. We uphold a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity work environment that is free from mental or physical coercion, verbal abuse, or corporal punishment.
During all phases of our manufacturing processes, we operate in compliance with safe environmental practices. We strive to limit our operating emissions and conduct corporate-wide risk assessments and accident prevention strategies. To reduce our impact on the environment, we apply state-of-the-art energy-saving technologies. We secure all our raw materials, intermediates and finished goods in line with best practises for handling, storage and transport.
Vynova complies with all antitrust guidelines and competition laws. We believe that free competition and free trade of goods and services benefit industries and consumers alike. Vynova does not make use of conflict minerals. We oppose any affiliation with corruption and abstain from partnerships which may fund illegally armed conflict or illicit trading.
Vynova is committed to operating responsibly and establishing high ethical standards across our company. The U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015 requires companies carrying on business in the U.K. to publish a statement describing steps taken to ensure modern forms of slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in the company’s business operations and supply chains. Please consult Vynova's Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement for more information.
You will also find an overview of our social accountability commitments in the following statement.
The Vynova Group UK Tax Strategy covers our approach and attitude for handling our tax affairs and managing the tax risks in the UK. This Tax strategy is compliant with the UK legislative requirements of Paragraph 16 (2), Schedule 19, Finance Act 2016. You can consult the Vynova Group UK Tax Strategy here.
Our way of doing business is a key factor for our reputation. Vynova wants to be seen as a reliable and integral partner of our stakeholders worldwide. We are certain that sustainable business success and compliance with laws, regulations, and ethical standards are closely linked.
Even possibly minor compliance breaches can materially affect Vynova’s reputation and give rise to major harm. Therefore:
In case you are aware of any suspected compliance violations at Vynova or with the involvement of Vynova employees, you can anonymously report them via an electronic reporting system, the so-called ‘Vynova Whistle Blower System’.
This platform offers you a secure way to communicate with us and provides you with full protection as a whistle blower.
The Vynova Whistle Blower System is available on a secure server via the following link: