Responsibility

As a value-based and family-owned company group with a heritage, our corporate goal is not only financial success, but also to always meet our responsibility towards our employees, our partners and customers, the society and the environment. These goals have been closely linked since the company was founded. Our guidelines and our code of conduct define our corporate activities. Our global compliance management system allows us to monitor and secure these activities worldwide.

Compliance

„Compliance forms the basis for all our decisions and activities and is the key to integrity and our sustainable success“

KAMAX Group Executive Board

KAMAX has established a group wide Compliance Organization which steers Compliance under the direction of the Group Compliance Officer as well as Local Compliance Officers at all KAMAX operations. Our global Compliance Management System aims to continously strengthen and foster the awareness and the understanding of our employees and business partners in terms of responsible behavior and integrity. Our Compliance Organization acts in three dimensions: “Prevent”, “Detect” and “Respond”. Compliance topics as well as potential infringements are regularly discussed in the Compliance Committee on a local and global level and reported to the Group Executive Board.

Our compliance management at a glance:

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We are strongly committed to compliance and integrity. As potential infringements may endanger our business success and the security of our employees, we kindly ask you to report any potential misconduct at an early stage. We also would like to encourage our employees to contact our Compliance officers at any time to consult on any questions how to handle specific situations correctly in the daily work. For the submission of reports or requests for advice by our employees, KAMAX provides several possible channels:

Code of Conducts

KAMAX Code of Conduct

Our Kamax Code of conduct, binding for all our employees, provides clear rules for integrity and compliance and thus serves as compass for all our employees for any decision in their daily work.

KX Code of Conduct

KAMAX Supplier Code of Conduct

Responsible behavior and transparent business processes are the basis for our trustful cooperation with our business partners. Therefore, our Supplier Code of Conducts contains our requirements and expectations towards our business partners.

KX Supplier Code of Conduct

Corporate Guidelines

From customer satisfaction and fulfillment of global customer needs to the standard of technical market leadership, as well as the highest level of quality and key innovations, extending to a commitment to social concerns.

KAMAX ranks customer satisfaction as a top priority

We know and meet our customers' expectations. Our complete range of services is accordingly oriented towards continuously increasing the benefit to our customers. We monitor satisfaction with our services on an ongoing basis with customer surveys.

 

KAMAX strives for long-term partnerships with customers and suppliers

We let our performance speak for itself - both in technical and commercial terms. This creates long-term cooperation with our customers in terms of development and consultation, which goes beyond a simple supplier relationship. This also applies for our main suppliers; we expect them to have the same demands regarding quality and profitability on themselves as we do on ourselves, and we ensure this is the case through audits.

 

KAMAX is strong thanks to the strength of its staff

We bring talents into our company and promote their growth and further development. With lots of space for ideas and the assumption of responsibility, we strive to achieve first-class performance and results. Enthusiasm, passion and working together across borders and hierarchies characterize our working atmosphere.

 

KAMAX makes high demands on managers

We select our managers for their knowledge and performance along with their personality, in particular their attitudes and leadership potential. Our managers are role models for their staff and lead with a performance-oriented and cooperative management style that is appropriate to the situation.

 

KAMAX is a market-leader in technology

We set global standards in the areas of innovation, quality and profitability. This service portfolio makes us the leading provider of sophisticated high-strength fasteners for the automotive industry. This market position is further strengthened and enhanced by our international presence and growth.

 

KAMAX offers customers innovative individual solutions

We are a global leader in the development and production of fasteners for the automobile industry, with optimized features and costs. Providing customized application developments and services our customers benefit from our comprehensive know-how in product and process development.

 

KAMAX products meet the highest quality requirements

We measure our performance by our own "zero defect quality" requirement. To this end, we rely on effective quality control and activities which provide quality assurance that is preventive and avoids errors. We continuously improve both products and processes and regularly monitor our performance on the basis of suitable key data.  

 

KAMAX works all over the world to meet global customer requirements

We are close to our customers all over the world at many international locations. With this presence, we ensure support for our customers who work on a global basis that is tailored to their requirements and runs across many countries. Our core markets are the major established automotive regions of Europe and America, as well as the growth market of Asia.

 

KAMAX secures strategic independence through profitable growth

We strive to achieve high operating efficiency in the long term. Clear profitability targets and a solid finance policy secure jobs and ensure a healthy further development of the corporate group as an independent family business. This is the basis for reasonable management decisions in strategic terms.

 

KAMAX does not tolerate any conduct in breach of the law or regulations

We operate responsibly and in accordance with legal requirements. Conduct in breach of the law or regulations is not tolerated in the company under any circumstances. We ensure this via globally binding business conduct guidelines, which also demand the ethically correct conduct of all KAMAX staff.

 

KAMAX also feels committed to the needs of society

We support the development of our society through constructive contributions of a material and immaterial kind in social, cultural and economic areas. We protect the environment by complying with internal global standards which exceed legal regulations.

Occupational, Environmental and Health Protection

The economic success of a company can only be secured in the long term if active environmental protection and occupational health and safety are also firmly anchored in the company's ethos as a strategic task. However, simply complying with legal provisions and giving a nod to environmentally conscious and safe conduct is not enough for us.
Within the context of the KAMAX management system for environmental protection and occupational health and safety, we are working with high priority towards minimizing the ecological consequences of our prod-ucts and processes and ensuring we are providing safe and healthy working conditions.

KAMAX environmental protection and occupational health and safety standards

Ensuring we comply with the laws on environmental protection and occupational health and safety is a mat-ter of course for us, but by no means enough. In several areas, our internal rules go above and beyond these. We regularly review our environmental protection and occupational health and safety policies and integrate new developments.

 

Products, processes, and working environment

When optimizing our products and processes, as well as continuing to develop and select our raw, auxiliary, and operating materials, we are consistently taking ecological and occupational safety relevant findings into consideration. Both within the context of the production sequences and in our administrative area, we are continuously trying to improve the energy efficiency. We permanently monitor the environmental impact of our locations and are trying to take suitable measures while using the best available technology. When doing so, we are proactive, because taking pre-cautions is better than a cure. Ultimately, it is our prod-ucts themselves with their optimized properties which ensure that vehicle engines and components can be smaller, therefore allowing emissions caused by mobility to be minimized. Our vision is to be able to work healthily and safely without any occupational diseases and without accidents. All of our decisions and actions are based on the physical, mental, and spiritual integrity of our employees. This includes creating safe and healthy working environments and our obligation to eliminate dangers and occupational and health risks. Mental health and ergo-nomic aspects are becoming increasingly important here. Employees and employee representatives are actively involved in process design. We consider it to be a matter of course to provide the resources for this.

 

Support and motivation

Environmental protection and occupational health and safety are based on everyone acting responsibly. Every employee is jointly responsible for the behavior in their working environment and every manager is responsible for setting an example for taking on this responsibility and providing support. KAMAX actively supports the development of employees' awareness of environmental protection and occupational health and safety at all levels through training, instruction, information, and active involvement of employees and their representatives in designing processes. Our declared aim is to continuously improve the environmental protection and occupational health and safety and to integrate it into all processes. Our top priority is motivating our employees to be proactive and attentive to their environment, themselves, and others.

 

Conduct in the event of an emergency and averting danger

Together with experts and government agencies, we have developed detailed alarm and hazard prevention plans that are tailored to the conditions of the respective locations. With regular instruction as well as emergency exercises, we are making sure that the employ-ees are aware of these plans and also that their effectiveness is continuously reviewed.

 

Review of effectiveness

With regular audits and other defined measures, we evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of our environmental / occupational health and safety management system and all aspects related to our activities. Apart from that, Senior Management are defining necessary correction measures as well as new aims in Manage-ment Reviews to improve our environmental protec-tion and occupational health and safety performance.

 

Communication

We operate a transparent information policy. Both our customers and the interested public regularly find out which measures and results we are using to sustainably stand up for environmental protection and occupa-tional health and safety.

We invite you to learn about our initiatives and ideas. In April 2021, we published our first sustainability report: view online

KAMAX Sustainability Report 2020 (Download)

 

Certificates and Documents