Code of conduct Reiner Kartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG

The key to lasting company success lies in a company-wide corporate culture characterized by integrity, ethics and personal responsibility. The ethical requirements for entrepreneurial action and at workplaces are becoming increasingly demanding.

Our code of conduct is the orientation framework for all employees of Reiner Kartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG and its associates. It combines our demand for compliance with law and justice with our special requirements for ethical behaviour. It is a demand on ourselves and at the same time a promise to others.

Our code of conduct is dynamic and is receptive for new behavioural standards. Official legal standards can change – and behavioural requirements can be concretized by directives.

Belonging to Reiner Kartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG and sharing its identity demands that every individual should take over responsibility. We are well aware that our success and the reputation of our company gained by the daily commitment of our staff could easily be damaged by a single case of misconduct. The rules of conduct must be observed. Misconduct will therefore not be tolerated.


How we treat each other

We treat each other with respect and fairness – as we would like to be treated ourselves.

We strictly pledge to treat all employees and all qualified job applicants equally. Decisions on the conclusion of a contract of employment and the shaping of the employment relationship will be based solely on objective criteria such as qualification, certified skills and performances.

We advocate equal career opportunities for all – regardless of origin, colour of skin, religion, gender, nationality, age or disability.


Our values

As an innovative company, our staff and their know-how are our most important key resources. In order to maintain and expand this competitive factor, we live by a value-based, customer-orientated corporate culture based on trust.

This includes the following points:

Respect and fairness
We treat customers, employees and partners with respect and fairness. Fair and trustworthy cooperation is the basis for our mutual success.

Willingness to try something new
We constantly watch our environment inquisitively – on the lookout for innovation of both a technical and organisational nature. This curiosity supports us in our further development and growth.

We do what we say and say what we do. Without compromises.

Loyalty and honesty
We encourage allegiance, loyalty, honesty and constructive criticism.

Proactive open communication
We communicate with each other openly and honestly.

Constant learning
We exchange knowledge mutually in the team. Our cooperation is characterized by an open dialogue and a sense of togetherness.

Our processes are transparent.

Work/life balance
In addition to interesting and diverse projects, we promote enjoyment of work by a healthy work/life balance.

Family spirit
Regular meetings with colleagues not only help to create a good team spirit but also to form a well-oiled machine.


Corruption, bribery and bribability

Reiner Kartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG expects loyalty to the company from its employees. Company and private interests must always be separated if this could lead to a conflict of interests. It is therefore forbidden for all employees to accept advantages of any kind or to offer advantages to third parties which could objectively influence company decision-making.



Reiner Kartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG makes no charitable, political or non-commercial donations or investments with the aim of obtaining or maintaining inappropriate advantages or inciting other persons to certain actions or acts of omission with regard to the fulfilment of their duties.



Company and business secrets must be treated confidentially. This also applies for other information in which Reiner Kartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG and their business partners have an interest in keeping it secret.

Such information may not be disclosed to unauthorised persons without consent. This obligation subsists after termination of the working relationship.


Competition information

We vow to always pursue fair and open competition.

Reiner Kartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG and we as its employees must not make use of any illegal or unethical methods to obtain information conducive to competition. Stealing of confidential information, the possession of company secrets obtained without the owner’s permission or the inducement of current or former employees of other companies to illegally disclose such information are forbidden.

We will contact the management if we unintentionally come into the possession of information which could contain company secrets or confidential information of other companies or we have doubts about the legality of actions.


Data privacy

Every employee must observe the data privacy regulations valid at Reiner Kartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG. The necessary care must be taken to protect personal data in the course of the assigned task. Any defects must be reported to superiors or the responsible data protection officer immediately.

The subject of data privacy is very important to us – we have therefore been working with an external data protection officer, Thomas Fletschinger, since 01/06/2019. Please contact our data protection officer if you have any questions about data privacy or want to know what data we have stored about you.


Reiner Kartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG

Thomas Fletschinger

Baumannstrasse 16

78120 Furtwangen



Treatment of company property and assets

All employees are obliged to treat the company’s property and assets responsibly in all respects. No employee may use company commodities or services privately in an illegal manner.


Observance of human rights

All employees must respect the internationally recognised human rights and vow to observe these rights.


Condemnation of child labour

Child labour and any kind of exploitation of children and youths will not be tolerated. The minimum age for allowing employment must not fall below the age at which compulsory education ends and in no case below 15 years. The regulations for legal protection of employed youths shall be observed without exception.


Prohibition of discrimination

Our employees are our most important resources. The variety of employees offers high potential. We therefore endeavour to employ people with different origin and experience. No-one may be discriminated for reasons of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or ideology, disability, age or sexual identity.



We look back on long years of commitment to maintaining and protecting the environment. We also contribute to improving the living conditions at our sites. Our environmental protection principles reflect the responsibility for the environment and are the basis for numerous initiatives that are introduced company-wide.


Reiner Kartengeräte GmbH & Co. KG