In Motion & More, we believe that strong ethics and good business should go together naturally. We are committed to operating our company with integrity and in accordance with the highest ethical standards. Our reputation is built upon the trust and confidence of all our stakeholders, and is an integral part of our vision to make Motion & More one of the finest companies in the world.
The following Code of Ethics and Business Conduct (‘The Code’) sets out the principles and standards describing how we should work and behave, wherever we are in the world. It applies to all directors, country managers and employees of Motion & More, and should be read together with the company’s core values (our ‘Winning Ways’).
All employees have a responsibility to behave ethically and protect the reputation of the company. These principles lie at the heart of who we are, and nothing should ever compromise our commitment to honesty and integrity.
Responsibility for Compliance with the Code
All directors, country managers and employees are responsible for abiding by the Code. This includes responsibility for the failure to exercise proper supervision and the responsibility to report a violation by subordinates. Disciplinary action may, when appropriate, include dismissal.
The standards set out in the Code are necessarily general and do not address each and every situation that may confront employees throughout the world. Where appropriate, guidance should always be sought from management.
Health and Safety
We are all responsible for helping to maintain a safe and healthy working environment in line with local laws and regulations and in accordance with our internal standards.
We recruit and promote individuals based solely on their suitability for the job without discriminating on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status or disability unrelated to the role. In some countries these principles may be modified by national legal requirements on affirmative action.
We will not tolerate harassment of any employee by any person, for any reason.
We are committed to preserving and protecting the environment and to economic growth and prosperity. These goals are not only consistent but also mutually reinforcing. Protecting the environment is an investment in all our futures. We are also committed to constructive participation with all stakeholders in the ongoing process of sustainable growth.
Conflicts of Interest
We must always act in the best interests of Motion & More and avoid any personal preference or advantage. This includes situations where personal, family or financial interests conflict with those of Motion & More, or where an employee holds an interest in an organisation seeking to do business with the brand. If you encounter a potential conflict of interest you must disclose the details and stand back from any related decision-making process. In addition, you should avoid apparent conflicts of interest which occur where a reasonable observer might assume there is a conflict of interest and, therefore, a loss of objectivity in your dealings on behalf of the brand.
Relationships with Business Partners
It is in Motion & More’s best interests to establish mutually beneficial commercial relationships with our customers, suppliers and business partners. Offering or accepting gifts, entertainment or personal favours is only acceptable if their value is modest and the practice is consistent with local business culture. You should not accept gifts, entertainment or favours which might place you under any obligation or which would reasonably be viewed as influencing business transactions. Any gift or hospitality of more than token value must be reported to senior management who will determine whether it can be accepted.
The firm is committed to open, free and fair competition in all our markets. We will compete vigorously but honestly, observing all competition and anti-trust laws. Guidance on competition and anti-trust compliance can be found in regional competition law and anti trust compliance manuals and guidelines.
We will not tolerate fraud of any description. You have an obligation to report any suspicions of fraud in accordance with the Disclosure Procedures detailed at the end of this Code.
We are committed to compliance with the laws and regulations of the countries and jurisdictions in which we operate. In the unlikely event that a local law or regulation conflicts with the Code, you should continue to comply with the law but you must report the circumstances of the conflict according to the Disclosure Procedures detailed at the end of this Code.
The Group provides a stepped approach for raising questions or concerns over interpretation or violation of the Code. This includes provision of a confidential disclosure line which is operated by a third party. We do not permit retaliation against employees making good faith reports of suspected breaches of the Code.