Joyson Safety Systems

Sustainability

OUR
MINDSET

We consider it an integral part of our business activity to create a sustainable value added, not only for our company but also for the environment and society. Therefore, we have set ourselves the target to embrace our economic, ecological and social responsibility and make sustainability a cornerstone of our business.

Environment

We recognize our environmental and societal responsibilities. We are committed to sustainability and to minimizing damage to the environment as well as any potential harm to the health and safety of employees, business partners and the public.

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People &
Society

We promote a safe and respectful workplace, focusing on diversity and inclusion every day.

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Responsible
Business
Practices

We are committed to conducting our business in a responsible and sustainable way. It is our firm belief that each of us is responsible for acting in a way that protects ourselves and others.

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Ethics &
Integrity

At Joyson Safety Systems, we are committed to ethics and integrity in everything we do. Our business behavior must at all times conform to applicable laws and regulations, our internal rules as well as ethical business principles.

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Environment

Environment 01

Caring for the Environment

We strive to protect the environment and carefully handle all resources consigned to us. We perform cross-functional projects with the objective of constantly improving both products and processes with regard to resource conservation and environmental compatibility, improving both our own ecological footprint and those of our customers.

We believe that protecting our climate, and reducing our environmental impact and associated costs are not only the right thing to do, but also make good business sense.

We consider the environmental impact of our business and operations through the whole product lifecycle, from development to production and delivery to our customers. For us, sustainable business operations require:

  • eliminating the design and manufacturing of products that contain hazardous substances or release harmful emissions;
  • making efficient use of materials and minimizing the amount of raw materials and supplies used;
  • reducing the consumption of energy and other natural resources;
  • actively managing and optimizing the supply chain and introducing innovative logistic concepts to reduce our carbon footprint.

Environment 02

Green Supply Chain

As a globally operating company, we move a considerable quantity of goods every day. Our logistics specialists continually analyze all flows of goods – starting with raw material procurement to the supply to customers – and develop efficient transport solutions to minimize the environmental impact of our logistics process. We increasingly bundle raw material supplies and augment transport capacity utilization of trucks to reduce the distances travelled. Wherever possible, we avoid the air freight, reduce sea cargo volumes by using buyers consolidation containers and enhance the use of railway freight as an eco-friendly means of transportation.

We continuously optimize our packaging methods and have adopted recyclable materials where possible. Styrofoam, wrapping film, and other materials are handed over to specialized recycling companies for use in the production of other products, such as plastic bottles.

Taking an active part in customer benchmarks, we share our knowledge concerning essential ecological issues in the field of logistics.

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Recycling is Better than Disposal

Following our aim to reduce waste to zero, our product design and our selection of production materials shall maximize our ability to recycle. We have re-used raw, process and operating materials in our plants for years. Our waste management system forms part of the overall environmental management system and follows the same standard in all affiliated locations.

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Reliable and Competent Partner

Joyson Safety Systems contributes its technological competence within the context of several research projects, bodies and forums of high environmental relevance. This helps us create exceptional conditions for groundbreaking innovations. While offering our customers these competitive advantages, other organizations, the environment and society equally profit from future-oriented material and energy efficient Joyson Safety Systems products.

People &
Society

Respect for human dignity begins with our daily interactions with one another; it includes promoting diversity, accommodating disabilities and doing our part to protect the rights and dignity of everyone with whom we do business.

People & Society 01

Human Rights

We are committed to the United Nations International Charter of Human Rights and reject violations against it. We conduct our business with respect for human rights and human dignity for all and support international efforts to promote and protect human rights. We help to support efforts to eliminate abuses such as child labor, slavery, trafficking and forced labor. Respect for human dignity begins in our daily interactions with each other and with our suppliers and customers. It includes the promotion of diversity, the creation of jobs for people with disabilities and our contribution to protecting the rights and dignity of everyone with whom we do business.

People & Society 02

Being a Responsible Employer and Corporate Citizen

We strive to follow an integrity-driven corporate ethic that goes beyond mere compliance with the law and also fosters both Joyson Safety Systems as a corporation and our employees to be good citizens.

People & Society 03

Diversity and Inclusion

At Joyson Safety Systems we appreciate the importance of diversity and welcome candidates of all backgrounds. As a global workforce, we believe that a team with a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives is a team that is better able to collaborate, innovate and deliver on our promises.

Joyson Safety Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Workforce Diversity. We provide equal employment opportunity to employees and applicants for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, mental or physical disability, or any other status protected by law, so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

For us, diversity also means unrestricted equal opportunities for women and men. We are convinced that women make our company even more successful and strive for a sustainable increase in the proportion of women at all management levels in all companies of the Joyson Safety Systems Group. The targeted promotion of women to ensure equal participation in management positions is also one of our central areas of action. In addition to flexible working time models, mobile working and support services for families, attractive training and development programs play a decisive role in this respect.

People & Society 04

A Respectful Workplace

A respectful workplace is key for any business to be successful. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination against others on the basis of any characteristic protected by law or any form of sexual intimidation and harassment including requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

We support laws prohibiting discrimination based on protected characteristics such as a person’s ethnicity, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

People & Society 05

Health Management

As a leading company in the automotive industry, employees are the most important resource for Joyson Safety Systems. For this reason, the greatest possible value is placed on training, qualification and life-long learning, in which Joyson Safety Systems is actively involved. Joyson Safety Systems attaches importance, not only to the ability to work within a team and the willingness to provide service, but also, and to a greater extent, the health of its employees. Only a healthy and completely satisfied employee can deliver his or her best performance. "Health and Productivity" are not just buzzwords at Joyson Safety Systems, but a lived company philosophy. Joyson Safety Systems also strives to be among the world leaders in this area. Through its measures in the field of individual and company health promotion, Joyson Safety Systems contributes to health education, health awareness and systematic health prevention in the company. Our goals are to optimize working conditions and enable employees to lead an active and sustainable healthy lifestyle.

Joyson Safety Systems is committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees and complying with applicable laws and regulations governing health and safety in the workplace. Accidents and work-related illnesses are preventable - we live "Vision Zero"! In addition, employees are encouraged to improve their personal health by leading an active and healthy lifestyle. These measures help to reduce the number of absences from work due to illness.

Responsible
Business Practices

For us, conducting business in a responsible way is key to long-term success. Responsible business practices create economic and societal value. Our products, services and manufacturing methods reflect our commitment to ethics and compliance and our caring for the communities in which we operate and the environment.

Responsible Business Practices 01

Zero Tolerance for Bribery and Corruption

We believe that all forms of bribery and other corrupt practices are an inappropriate way to conduct business regardless of local customs. Joyson Safety Systems is committed to complying with all applicable anticorruption laws.

We do not allow the payment or receipt of bribes, kickbacks, or facilitation payments, at any time for any reason and expect our business partners to comply with all applicable anticorruption laws and to ensure compliance with all United Nations and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development conventions against corruption.

Responsible Business Practices 02

Fair and Open Competition

We believe in fair and open competition. We never look to gain competitive advantages through unethical or illegal business practices.

Fair competition allows companies to compete in the marketplace on price, quality and customer service. It requires to act in accordance with existing competition (antitrust) laws, which prohibit restraints of trade by means of collusion, coercion or abuse of economic power.

We compete in a fair manner and comply with applicable competition (antitrust) laws and we expect the same from our business partners.

Responsible Business Practices 03

Conflict Minerals

Joyson Safety Systems is committed to manufacturing products whose sourced components are in compliance with all applicable laws. To that end, Joyson Safety Systems’ suppliers are expected to comply with all applicable local, country and international laws regarding material content for the materials supplied to Joyson Safety Systems. At Joyson Safety Systems’ request, suppliers must provide to Joyson Safety Systems reports on the occurrence of substances in any materials supplied to Joyson Safety Systems that may be restricted by, or require disclosure to, governmental bodies, customers and/or recyclers.

Ethics &
Integrity

Acting with ethics and integrity is central to how we conduct our business. We set high standards for ethical behavior and expect everyone acting on behalf of Joyson Safety Systems to meet those standards, even under challenging circumstances.

Ethics & Integrity 01

Integrity Matters

When you conduct business ethically, you send a message to others that they can put their trust in us and our products. By doing the right thing, you not only protect our reputation, but also help our company succeed in today’s complex and competitive business environment. We are committed to honesty and transparency in conducting our business.

Ethics & Integrity 02

Compliance Program

We place great value on a positive culture of ethics and compliance based on the right attitude, proper training and awareness, internal controls, and effective remedial measures. Every Joyson Safety Systems employee and contractor is required to exemplify high standards of ethical business conduct and promote a corporate culture that encourages ethical conduct at every level of the organization.

At the core of our compliance program is the identification and mitigation of compliance risks and prevention of compliance violations. We have established, and continuously improve, a comprehensive system of activities including governance and organizational measures, rules, trainings, messaging and other communication. We have implemented a compliance reporting system, compliance controls, compliance monitoring and compliance audits to detect compliance violations as well as the applicable framework for performing compliance investigations in case of incident reporting. We are also committed to sanction any misconduct and take appropriate remedial actions.

Our values and our minimum requirements for ethical and compliant business conduct are set forth in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. The Code also forms the core of our company rules that provide guidance as to how all our employees and third parties acting on behalf of our company shall act in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations as well as ethical principles.

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Reporting Compliance Concerns

When issues arise, Joyson Safety Systems takes action and does not look away. We must be honest and transparent in conducting business. In situations where conduct falls short of these standards, we encourage and expect that employees or business partners will timely report any issue that violates applicable laws or regulations or company policies, affects the safety of our products or impacts the integrity of our data through the Joyson Safety Systems Compliance Hotline at jss-speakup.com (or for China: jss-speakup.cn). The Joyson Safety Systems Compliance Hotline is a service run by independent third-party providers of corporate compliance services and allows anonymous reports (where permitted by applicable law).

Sustainablity
is One of Our
Cornerstones

»We have set ourselves the goal of embracing our economic, ecological and social responsibility and making sustainability a cornerstone of our business.«

Sven Petersen

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer