In harmony with the law

We act in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations, and take a precautionary approach as a matter of principle.

In 2015/2016, we were aware of no major infringement of legal requirements. There were also no instances of major penalties or fines. There is no trans-regional inquiry into more minor process errors.


Externally confirmed

The compliance with statutory regulations is ensured by our Code of Ethics, as well as our integrated management system, which is certified according to the DIN EN ISO 9001 norm for quality management and the DIN EN ISO 14001 norm for environment management.

Legal conformity is also monitored at least once a year during audits and inspections by internal inspection officers, external consultants and auditors, as well as by official bodies.


Observance of human rights

The observance of human rights is set down in our Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct for suppliers in accordance with Resolution 217 A (III) of 10.12.1948 and the ILO.

We received no reports of any infringement of human rights and the prohibition of child labour or forced labour during the reporting period.

The risk of an infringement within igefa is classified as low. For more information on the observance of human rights in our supply chain, see here.


Reliable corruption prevention

The prohibition of corruption and bribery is set down in our Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct for suppliers.

A preventive training concept has been developed and rolled out throughout igefa.

This contains:

  • Legal information
  • Raising of awareness about risks and critical situations in everyday working life
  • A test with questions at the end.

To date, 612 management staff and employees from sales and procurement have been trained, constituting around 75 percent of the staff due for training. The aim is to instruct the remaining selected staff by the end of 2017.
In addition to the training events, a Guideline on the acceptance and provision of grants serves as an orientation aid for staff and the management.

To date, we have received no reports of suspected corruption.




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Infringements of statutory regulations or our Code of Ethics can be reported to an ombudsman via an installed reporting procedure, also anonymously, in a way that does not create any disadvantage for the sender arising from their report.

All staff have report boxes available.

Our business partners are also requested to report infringements of our ethical guidelines, as formulated in our Code of Ethics or our Code of conduct for suppliers.

The messages received in this way are evaluated by the igefa Sustainability Council and further processed in confidentiality.

The sustainability Code Signatory 2017

Sustainability report published in accordance with EU CSR directive

The CSR Directive Implementation Act (CSR-RUG) came into force in Germany in April 2017. 

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igefa Campus

Further training as a solution to personnel management challenges.

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Personal protective equipment (PPE)

With our PPE product range, we help our customers protect their staff.

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Expert interviews

Industry experts in conversation with the igefa Sustainability Council.

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CSR understanding

We provide services to people.
For a clean, safe world.

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Sustainability Council

The igefa Sustainability Council is the federal control body for sustainability activities in the company group.

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Over the last five years, we have succeeded in reducing our CO2 emissions by 16 percent.

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Social Commitment

Our goal is to have an impact in
areas where help reaches
the people who need it.

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We report according to the recognised guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).