Responsibility as a company: Honesty and integrity in all that we do.
The name HBM stands for reliability, precision and security in measurement technology. The high standard we demand of our products also needs to be met by all our activities as a company.
All HBM employees are expected to uphold the values of honesty and integrity in all their activities. The ethical standards to be met are set out by our holding company in the Spectris plc Code of Business Ethics that have been integrated in and amended by the Corporate Values and Principles of the HBM group.
The Spectris plc Code of Business Ethics includes the basic principles oriented to international standards and conventions and to be adhered to by all employees of the group - including HBM. A comprehensive training program for all employees and regular refresher trainings shall help to ensure that we follow those principals, act ethically correct and uphold our values when making decisions.
- Honesty & Integrity
- Reliability & Accuracy
... are the values that determine our activities as a company.
As an international company group spread over the globe it’s a particular obligation to advocate for consistent standards. Hence the stipulations of Spectris plc and our Corporate Values and Principles naturally also cover requirements regarding
- Health and Safety,
- Environment, and
- Human Rights.
In addition the elements of Corporate Social Responsibility are integrated in our extensive system of principals, regulations and standards that we are practising since many years.
A printed copy of the Code of Business Ethics can be sent to you on demand.
HBM is also committed to Human Rights and decent working conditions in its supply chain. An audit programme based on SA8000 is applied to all significant suppliers located in lower cost manufacturing areas in order to provide assurance in this respect. Further details can be found in the annual report of our parent company, Spectris plc.
Conflict Minerals Policy
HBM is committed to working with its supply chain partners to increase transparency regarding the origin and traceability of minerals contained in products. HBM will not knowingly procure specified metals that originate from facilities in the Conflict Region that are not certified as “conflict free”.
Spectris Code of Business Ethics
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