Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2012/11/19
Time period
  • December 2011  –  December 2012
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • DODUCO GmbH • Postbox 910152 • D-75091 Pforzheim DODUCO GmbH
    Im Altgefäll 12
    75181 Pforzheim
    Germany
    Phone +49 (0) 7231 602-563
    Fax +49 (0) 7231 602-12563
    http://www.doduco.net
    lhalt@doduco.net

    November 19, 2012

    Dear Mr. Secretary-General,
    I am pleased to confirm that DODUCO GmbH supports the ten principles of the Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With this communication, we express our intent to advance those principles within our sphere of influence.
    We are committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Millennium Development Goals.

    DODUCO GmbH will make a clear statement of this commitment to the general public.
    We recognize that a key requirement for participation in the Global Compact is the annual submission of a Communication on Progress (COP) that describes our company’s efforts to implement the ten principles. We support public accountability and transparency, and therefore commit to report on progress within one year of joining the Global Compact, and annually thereafter according to the Global Compact COP policy.

    Sincerely yours,
    DODUCO GmbH

    Ralf Maus
    CEO

Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • 1.
    Respect for human rights has a high priority in our company, not only due to the fact, that this is enshrined in the fundamental laws of our democratic constitution and these values are ingrained through our social and political education.
    Therefore, it is not a problem, to document this by signing the Global Compact, the ZVEI and the Code of Conduct of the various companies and to ensure that these are respected by all of us.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • a. As a result of the anchoring in our Basic Law of the FRG and the existing legal system, any individual has the right and the possibility to go to court if there exists any doubt about that human rights are not respected as they should be.
    b. DODUCO is controlled by neutral, independent Institute (Workplace Condition Audit). The process is done with 35 randomly selected employees but without the presence of a supervisor in charge.
    c. Monthly routine inspection are implemented checking the status, the performance and defining responsibilities of to do items. The results are given as feedback to the management and the works council.
    d. The managing directors and the owners who are informed in employee interviews on a quarterly basis / the works council representatives are present at those meetings as well.
    e. Open item to do (after the change in ownership) is the renewal of the Statement of Principles, which is scheduled for 2013
    f. Open item to do is the implementation of a hotline for complaints.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • a. Processing of the results of the external audit
    b. Processing of the results of the internal discussions of the management.
    c. Checking whether the rules have been followed

Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • a. The rules of labor standards as
     The elimination of all forms of compulsory labor
     The effective abolition of child labor and
     The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
    b. are also enshrined in the constitution of our democratic constitution
    in the Equal Treatment Act and in the appeals of the FRG
    c. Furthermore both parties, the unions and employee representation
    (Works council), monitor the compliance with legal requirements.
    d. Furthermore, we have internal targets e.g. to purchasing department :not to use any dubious procurement sources

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • a. A defined person of DODUCO’s Works Council is a neutral independent person working as a Person of Trust for DODUCO’s employees for any issue
    b. As systems DODUCO has installed a safety committee (ASA) and a safety management system. To show the correct handling of the legal obligations under the safety legislation a legal databases on a service company were installed.
    c. DODUCO has implemented an external person in its processes solely responsible for safety of working places, working equipment, machine stations, etc.. The person reports directly to the Managing director.
    d. Managing directors and owner discuss with employees of different areas on a quarterly base to get a feedback if everything is ok or if there are items to be optimized.
    e. In parallel Audits done by external institutes like working place audits are checking the status of the implemented labour principles and the function of the implemented processes.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • a. The safety person organizes regular checks in the production area as well in the administration offices. The rolling reporting defines open issues to be corrected, timing and responsibilities

    b. Execution of the audit and the routine analyses

Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • a. DODUCO subject to the Major Accident Hazard Legislation of the Regional Board with annual audits and regular inspections of the fire brigade and civil protection
    b. DODUCO ISO 14001 certification, management of databases required

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement environmental policies, address environmental risks and respond to environmental incidents.

  • a. The introduction of ISO 14001 was accompanied by the establishment of the necessary systems, processes and defined responsibilities with regular reporting requirements.
    b. in parallel routine inspections of fire and disaster prevention teams checked DODUCO's performance
    c. Installed databases support the necessary observations
    d. For a detailed account of the legal obligations under the legislation, an environmental law databases on a service provider has been installed.
    e. As part of the implementation of the Major Accident Hazard Legislation with the extended obligations DODUCO has made a safety report on the entire plant site. Furthermore, the public was informed about protective measures, both personally and through the media. Vulnerable sites were visited in person to assess the peculiarities locally. Furthermore, there was a plant tour for interested individuals / groups, in which the protective measures that could be viewed and discussed.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates environmental performance.

  • a. The compliance management reports to the Managing directors the status concerning the correct handling of the environmental values and concerning the correct handling of the legal database on a quarterly review base.
    b. Measurement of references and actual values with subsequent notification to the Government Presidium
    c. Execution of the audit and the routine analyses

Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • a. The fight against corruption is a high priority in our company.
    b. Unfortunately, the ultimately Workplace-Condition Audit performed by neutral, independent institutions reports that since the ownership transition of DODUCO we have not implemented / renewed the policy detecting any violations of the principles of the fight against corruption

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • a. in short-term we will create, renew and implement a concerning policy (= system for identifying and reporting), ;
    b. parallel to the employees responsible for the implementation of the policy in this area can be defined.
    c. This action is accompanied by the introduction of an anonymous reporting system for complaints which could be used by our employees.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • a. At the end of 2013 we will check the status and effectiveness of the implemented policy with the feedback of the results to the CEO.