What's important to us:
The guidelines

Fairness and clear rules are also a sign of quality for us.

This is important to us

We often maintain relationships with customers and suppliers that go back decades.
One reason for this is reliable framework conditions.

We support the implementation of internationally recognized principles on human rights and unfair working conditions along the value chain, both within the company and with business partners.

We want to contribute to a world that offers a future worth living with better development opportunities for employees and society. That is why we support our customers with coatings and films that make the best possible use of existing resources. Sustainability is an important component of our actions, a growth driver and at the same time part of our risk management.

We formulate the demands with which Karl Wörwag wants to position itself in the competition and at the same time meet the growing social challenges along the value chain.

We have defined these requirements for our organization in the Human Rights Report Karl Wörwag 2021.

Karl Wörwag Lack- und Farbenfabrik GmbH & Co KG is committed to a responsible, sustainable management and supports the implementation of internationally recognized principles on human rights and fair working conditions both within the company and with business partners.

As a globally operating paint and coating company, Karl Wörwag Lack- und Farbenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG is aware of its responsibility within the global flow of goods. We can only be permanently successful if the impacts of our business activities are in harmony with people and the environment. Karl Wörwag Lack- und Farbenfabrik GmbH & Co KG is therefore committed to strengthening human rights and reventing human rights violations. This commitment applies both to our own operations and to our global supply and value chains.

We have defined these claims for our organization in the “Declaration of Principles for the Preservation and Respect of Human Rights“.

Believing that excellence in business and high ethical standards go hand in hand, PPG is committed to:

  • Furnishing goods and services that meet our customer’s and society’s needs;
  • Providing employees with a safe, healthy and fulfilling work environment;
  • Affording our shareholders a superior return on investment; and
  • Contributing as a good corporate citizen to each nation and community in which we operate.

Because PPG’s reputation rests not only on our ability to be a provider of quality goods and services, but also on our integrity and high ethical standards, the PPG Global Code of Ethics sets forth the principles that apply to all PPG people, everywhere and in every circumstance.

Information on PPG’s various ethics policies, including the Trade Compliance Policy, is contained in the Global Code of Ethics.

Global Code of Ethics

PPG provides a “helpline service” to its employees as an additional resource for reporting ethical concerns, policy questions or general compliance concerns. The helpline service is managed by an independent, third-party firm with representatives who are trained to listen carefully, ask questions and document the situation accurately – and anonymously. Callers are asked to provide a complete account of their concerns so that thorough investigations can be made.

This helpline is also available to third parties – customers, suppliers, anyone – to report illegal actions or ethics violations by PPG employees, to report an ethical question or concern, please email PPG’s Chief Compliance Officer directly, report an incident online, or call the Ethics Helpline provided in the HELPLINE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY.

However you make your report, remember that is against PPG policy to retaliate against anyone for making a good-faith report of law or the Code. Also all reports are taken in strict confidence and if you request, PPG will make every effort to maintain the anonymity of anyone disclosing such information.

Regardless of who receives your report, they are responsible for ensuring that it is handled properly and that you are treated fairly in the process.