ebm-papst Code of Conduct

Corporate Governance: Principles of company management

ebm-papst is a special company — primarily thanks to the fundamental values which have guided us for more than 50 years. An important aspect of our company philosophy is that we do not base our actions solely on legal requirements but are also committed to ethical standards. We treat people and the environment with respect and esteem. The principles outlined in the following are binding for every single employee and are intended to help everyone adhere to our rules and act in accordance with our values.

ebm-papst also fulfills the code of conduct of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®). This code of conduct sets down standards designed to ensure safe working conditions in the electronics industry supply chain and respectful treatment of workers, as well as environmentally sound and ethically acceptable business practices. Please contact your superior if you have any questions or doubts about how to act in a particular situation or write us an e-mail.

Hans Peter Fuchs
Managing Director Finances and Controlling ebm-papst Group

Principles for responsible and lawful conduct and action

We always abide by the law. 

We apply the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) Code of Conduct. 

We are committed to social responsibility and sustainability. 

We reject bribery and corruption. 

We do not practise tax evasion. 

We believe in fair competition. 

We respect the rules of international trading. 

We respect physical property. 

We safeguard and respect intellectual property. 

We observe the confidentiality of personal data. 

We report correctly and promptly on all business activities. 

We ensure the safety of our people and environment. 

We act in the interests of ebm-papst. 

We respect other cultures and attitudes. 

We practice coordinated communication. 

This code of conduct is binding for all employees of the ebm-papst Group.

It can be substantiated and supplemented by regulations and training sessions on particular topics or for specific countries.

Our senior management has particular responsibility. They are expected to set a good example with regard to the ebm-papst rules and values set out in this code of conduct. They are the first point of contact for our employees on correct behaviour. Within their area of responsibility, it is their task to ensure compliance with the code of conduct.

Specific questions concerning the code of conduct or correct behaviour can be addressed to immediate superiors, the plant or branch management, or directly to the Managing Director Finance & Administration.

Any violation of the code of conduct will not be tolerated and may lead to dismissal or prosecution.


Dennis Diefert
Risk & Compliance Manager
ebm-papst group of companies

For any matters and questions on the topic of compliance, please contact: compliance@de.ebmpapst.com