Respecting human rights
The topic of human rights is extraordinarily important to us, which is why we reject intolerance, discrimination and child labor.
We base our values on the fundamental principles of the UN Global Compact within the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and combating corruption.
We also urge our suppliers to respect human rights and adhere to the relevant labor standards. The requirements are stipulated in our “Code of conduct for suppliers”, are verified on site for new suppliers and monitored on an ongoing basis.
Lawful and guideline-compliant conduct
We aim to ensure that all laws and guidelines relevant to us are complied with at all times. MS-Schramberg prohibits all anticompetitive conduct. This is stipulated in our Compliance/anti-corruption guideline. A material compliance system has been developed to prove that our materials comply with all pertinent laws.
Working conditions, occupational health and safety
Our employees are our greatest asset. We treat each other with mutual respect, ensure that everyone has free space in which to work independently and provide meaningful opportunities for further development. We also offer fair, performance-based salaries – including attractive benefits. We ensure that our employees have attractive, safe and healthy workspaces at their disposal. Since 2013, we have been certified in accordance with DIN ISO 45001:2018 with our occupational health and safety management system.
We strictly prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, ideology, disability, age or sexual identity. This applies in particular to interactions with colleagues, employees and business partners, as well as when hiring, promoting or dismissing employees.
We respect the diversity and individual value of each employee and provide them with the opportunity to develop their talents, which in turn will contribute to the environment, the further development and success of the company as well as the fostering of a safe and healthy working environment.
Social Commitment – much more than just financial support
Since 2014, MS-Schramberg has been supporting the Wittum School where students aged 6 to 18 who have a developmental disorder, a disability or a similar need for support are taught. From fundraisers to the offer of touring the company and internships, as well as joint baking events or the construction of a barefoot park, we are excited about the many great projects and activities for and with the Wittum School.
Educational partnerships – a real win-win situation
How can adolescents prepare for the demands of the real world and choosing a career path? The best way is by gaining exciting practical experience. At the same time, it is important to us as a business to be in touch with young talents as early as possible. That is why we have started long-term educational partnerships with committed schools from our region.
Following many years of working together, a contractually agreed educational partnership has linked us to the Leibniz-Gymnasium Rottweil since 2016. In addition to job orientation internships for secondary school students, in which they got to work on exciting projects like a buoy for recording environmental data, there were many other opportunities for students to gain valuable experience. For example with experiments relating to magnetism or other projects as part of science and technology classes.
The primary school in Lauterbach participates in the TECHNOlino project – a programme of the Südwestmetall (Southwest Metal) employers' association that promotes science and technology. It is supposed to raise the kids' awareness of the environment as well as technical contexts and natural phenomena. Our educational partnership with the school is characterised by activities that support a career choice early on and in a practice-oriented manner. Through exciting company tours and surprising experiments, the students get to know our apprentices, among other employees. They present their work in an illustrative way and thereby allow the students to experience the fascinating topic of magnetism.
Since 2011, we have been working together with the (technical) secondary school in Dunningen and we are offering students internships on a regular basis to help them choose a career. In addition, we are regularly providing students with information on opportunities and requirements regarding apprenticeships at MS-Schramberg and we are a fixture at their Career Information Day.
What applies to the world of technology and permanent magnets also applies to the areas of sports, education, social and cultural issues: Ambitious goals can best be achieved when working closely with trusted partners. We are supporting various clubs and projects in their valuable work. We are not only backing them but are also assuming responsibility for the positive development of our region.