MMXV – the Roman numerals for the year 2015 – is the guiding principle we have adopted for our long-term objectives. We want to be as successful in the future as we have been in the past. We have therefore defined our mission, developed visions and formulated conventions. Our rules of discussion are a simple example of how fundamental values lead to concrete implementation rules that are maintained everyday on the job.
And that creates a company culture guided by living values..
Each of us has a bound copy of these guiding principles; its title page is illustrated with an alarm clock. It stands for the time still left for us to achieve our aim, and for a future we don't want to sleep through. If you have something planned, set the alarm clock.
We define quality as the far-reaching goal of continually improving our products, work processes, services and working conditions – beyond meeting the requirements of our clients and IATF 16949. In doing so, we seek to increase efficiency and satisfaction, cut costs, prevent errors and conserve resources.
We aim to satisfy client-specific quality guidelines and norms through integrated processes which are always being developed. This includes, in particular, the following areas:
In addition to this are our methods for improving quality of service which our customers benefit from in day-to-day project activities:
In addition to our environmental guidelines and personnel programme “We are Helbako”, we make use of strategic tools which ensure protection of the environment and the quality of our work. We also actively demand process quality, product quality, work quality and genuine commitment to the environment from our suppliers. After all, quality and social and ecological standards are not a question of location, but of approach.
Sustainable value creation is a key element of our corporate philosophy. We have set ourselves the goals of continuously reducing our environmental impact, avoiding environmental risks, and seizing any environment-related opportunities that arise. We ensure that the resources required for these tasks are available on a continuous basis.
1. We have set ourselves the goals of reducing our consumption of resources and minimizing our impact on the environment.
In all of our processes, from purchasing to product development and manufacturing to logistics, we strive to keep our use of packaging materials and other environmentally harmful materials to a minimum. We regard energy efficiency, water-saving measures, the cutting of emissions, and waste avoidance as tasks that are incumbent on everybody.
2. We have undertaken to comply with all existing internal and external environmental protection directives and guidelines.
As an additional step, we have set ourselves the target of exceeding the requirements set out in environmental legislation and regulations. We believe that this will give us a significant competitive advantage, which we intend to maintain.
3. We regard continuous improvement in the area of environmental protection as the duty of all Helbako employees.
The sustainability of our company depends on the continuous monitoring and improvement of our performance in the areas of quality, the environment, and energy efficiency.
4. Helbako’s Environmental Policy is accessible to all of our employees, suppliers, and customers as well as to external companies and the general public.
Helbako’s Environmental Policy is part of our communication strategy, both internally and externally. It is also considered as an assessment criterion in our supplier management system.
We support the environmentally responsible behaviour of our employees, suppliers, and partners, both in a professional and private capacity.
Success in business leads to an increase in responsibility. In the company's mission statement, Helbako identifies itself with social responsibility and defines its basic values. This gives rise to principles which remain unchallanged even as the company undergoes dynamic and global transitions.
Helbako conducts business globally in keeping with the company's entrepreneurial vision and core values, both as a manufacturer and as an employer. This means going beyond economic imperatives, individual interests or short-term profit perspectives.
To illustrate this point, we do not regard electronics for military purposes as being consistent with our company's principles. Our product policy is based on meaningful solutions that benefit people. Which explains why we generate more than half of our sales from innovative products that make cars more efficient and reduce emissions.
Tolerance toward different personal worldviews, gender equality and respect for the languages and cultures of our employees are all core commitments of ours. We emphatically demand the same from our business partners – even if the national legal framework in a given location does not extend to cover those values.
The health of all those affected by our business activities is a top priority at Helbako. The company also promotes occupational health measures, sponsors sports activities and invests in health education training.