Franke GmbH

Who we are

Compact, light, high performance and individual – these are the benefits of Wire Race Bearings and Linear Systems by Franke.

It doesn't matter whether we're talking about slim bearings, angular contact ball bearings, bearing assemblies, rotary tables, roller guides or linear modules:

We develop and manufacture products that are tailored precisely to deliver exactly what our customers need throughout all of the different industries in which they are used.

This standard has made us the market leader for Wire Race Bearings and Linear Systems.

Our values

1. Preamble

All employees are committed to this Code of Conduct. It sets out the values, principles and
methods of action that determine the entrepreneurial action of Franke GmbH. The principle of
company management is to respect ethical standards and create a work environment that is
based on integrity, respect and fair conduct. A strict legal and fundamental business policy serves
long-term company interests. This Code of Conduct was decided by the management of Franke
GmbH and agreed with the management and the works council. The rules contained in this Code
of Conduct form a core element of the company culture of Franke GmbH. Uniform adherence to
these principles is indispensable. Every employee is responsible for this.

2. Compliance with Laws and Regulations at home and abroad

Franke GmbH is economical, socially and environmentally conscious. In all business decisions
and actions, it complies with the applicable laws and other relevant provisions at home and
abroad. Integrity and sincerity are fundamental values of the company and ensure fair
competition. Franke GmbH condemns discrimination or harassment of any kind.

3. Conflicts of Interest / Prohibition of Corruption

Franke GmbH expects loyalty from the employees. Procedures for dealing with unfair means are
not tolerated. All employees must avoid situations in which their personal or financial interests are
in conflict with those of Franke GmbH. No employee is allowed to accept benefits that can
reasonably be expected to influence business decisions or transactions. Employees are not
allowed access to confidential information or other advantages due to their position in the
company. All employees are obliged to promote the legitimate interests of Franke GmbH as far
as possible.

4. Safe working conditions

All employees of Franke GmbH must ensure a safe and healthy environment. Safety instructions
must be strictly adhered to. Workplaces, tools and equipment comply with the applicable
standards and are regularly checked.

5. Dealing with assets

All employees of Franke GmbH are responsible for the proper and careful handling of the property
of the company. Every employee is obliged to protect the property of Franke GmbH against loss,
damage, misuse, theft, embezzlement or destruction. Each employee has the obligation to inform
his or her supervisor immediately of other situations.

6. Privacy and data protection

Much of the business information of Franke GmbH is confidential or legally protected, so there is
a duty to maintain confidentiality. This does not apply if a publication of the information has been
approved or is mandatory by law or regulation. The duty of secrecy applies in particular to
intellectual property. This includes business secrets, patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well
as business and marketing plans, drafts, business papers and all other unpublished financial data
and reports.

© Franke GmbH 2017

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