Corporate responsibility

We actively engage with our communities and with the environment. We believe in a liberal economic, democratic political system.

Every product and service, every piece of equipment and workplace at SFS intec should be innovative and exemplary. They each fulfil demanding requirements on health and safety, environmental protection and cost management.

Ethical business practice
SFS intec underlines its ethical code of conduct through its support of the UN Global Compacts.

The United Nations Global Compact is the organisation’s strategic initiative for corporations who commit to ten universally recognised principles governing human rights, working standards, environmental protection and fighting corruption in their business practices and strategies.

The ten principles of the UN Global Compact

Human Rights Principles

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses

Labour

  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
  • Principle 4: Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
  • Principle 5: Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.
  • Principle 6: Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
  • Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
  • Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-corruption

  • Prinzip 10:Unternehmen sollen gegen alle Arten der Korruption eintreten, ein-schließlich Erpressung und Bestechung.

Company culture
SFS intec employees communicate with their customers every day in many ways – whether working on daily business, or realising demanding projects. For this to take place efficiently, substantial responsibility is assigned to the local organisations.

One globally valid quality standard is assured with our quest for uniform processes as one of the overriding practices at SFS intec.
This is supported by regular strategy seminars, centrally organised management development and English as the common company language.

Employee
The road to sustainable company development can only be taken with motivated and competent employees. At SFS intec, the foundation for this is the pronounced mindset for quality of the entire workforce and a high level of continuity among management and specialist experts.

Organisational freedom enables employees to use their own initiative and promotes entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour. This is made possible by the company culture based on trust as it is lived by management and the workforce.

Aware of this, we consistently develop and promote our employees. In addition it is our duty to offer the specialist employees of tomorrow basic and vocational education and training at our sites.

Health and safety at work
The directives of OHSAS Standard 18001 form the basis for ensuring health and safety at work. These are supplemented by country-specific accident avoidance laws, regulations and bye-laws. The procedures concerned are gathered together in the SFS intec Business Management System.

Adherence is monitored via internal audits. We also carry out regular risk assessments on machines and equipment, with corresponding action plans to achieve the objectives we place on ourselves. The organisation of this work is decentralised to the individual SFS intec sites, and carried out by highly skilled and continuously trained health and safety representatives with the authority to carry out their duties at every level within the organisation. We actively engage in work safety by removing risk factors and implementing security features, and by offering employees sports facilities.

The environment
The directives of the ISO 14001 Standard form the basis for ensuring environmental protection. These are supplemented by country-specific accident avoidance laws, regulations and bye-laws. The procedures concerned are gathered together in the SFS intec Business Management System.

Adherence is monitored via internal audits. We measure our ecological footprint via annual eco-accounts, forming the basis for measuring how well we meet our targets, and setting targets for improving our environmental contribution.

The organisation of this work is decentralised to the individual SFS intec sites, and carried out by highly skilled and continuously trained environment representatives.

Contact

SFS intec AG
Rosenbergsaustrasse 10
CH-9435 Heerbrugg
T +41 71 727 62 62
F +41 71 727 53 07