- 1972 Founded
- 950 Employees
- 48 Branches and partners
- 115 Mio. EUR turnover
elobau: Definitely ready for the future
Listed on our delivery notes are components, systems and solutions for off highway vehicles, machine safety and level measurement. Everything based on contactless sensor technology. Everything customised. Everything of high quality. What doesn’t appear on our delivery notes: future security. Our expertise is included in the purchase of every product. Everything that our company does is focused on being a reliable partner for the long term – for our customers, employees and for our ecological and social environment. From the way in which we develop and produce our products to our view of the holistic responsibility of a company.
Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct
We treat each other with respect and appreciation. For many years our maxim has been „Focus on People“ which is based on the values of:
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In our daily work, we take our „Principles for good Communication“ into account. Harassment, bullying or violence of any kind at the workplace is not tolerated by us in any form.
Our employees are hired, promoted and rewarded based on their skills, performance and behaviour. There is equal opportunity for everyone. At the ensian group, no one is discriminated against on the grounds of age, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, political views, ethnic origin or comparable characteristics.
As an employer committed to gender equality, in order to achieve a balanced ratio of male and female employees, we aim to create an inclusive, bias-free environment where women can develop and succeed.
The health and safety of our employees is our top priority. We are committed to providing a healthy working environment and the highest possible degree of job security.
Every employee is trained by us in accordance with current health and safety regulations and is responsible for health and safety at work in accordance with their own duties, skills and experience.
We comply with the respective national and international laws and legal regulations as well as the ethical rules contained in this Code of Conduct.
We use or establish processes and tools that enable or facilitate compliance with the law.
Our business policy is characterised by fairness and honesty. We ensure that all activities within our sphere of influence have no negative impact on human rights. We are guided by the internationally recognised principles for the protection of human and labour rights, as expressed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO core labour standards and the UN guiding principles for business and human rights.
We expect our business partners and suppliers to carry out their due diligence in regard to possible legal or even human rights violations within their value chain. We do not use any products and services that are or have been created from forced labour, child labour or any form of economic exploitation in slave-like dependence.
We respect the intellectual property rights of competitors and third parties. We comply with confidentiality obligations arising from confidentiality agreements or similar agreements.
We do not tolerate bribery or corruption, nor do we accept or grant any advantages. Orders with an expected annual volume of 5,000 EUR or more may only be placed on the basis of the „dual-control” principle and after prior initial supplier consultation with the purchasing department. Gifts from suppliers or business partners are donated to our Christmas raffle.
In the case of a conflict of interest, your direct manager or the human resources department should always be informed in order to resolve the conflict in the interests of the ensian group. A conflict of interest arises if the personal interests of individuals do not coincide with the interests of the ensian group. Personal interests may also relate to family members, relatives and friends. It is our objective that cooperation with representatives or trading partners has to stand up to a third party comparison and may not be used to circumvent rules for fighting corruption.
Participation in illegal agreements or practices restricting competition is prohibited. This also applies to agreements with competitors, in particular regarding conditions, market sharing or prices. We welcome cooperation aimed at raising ecological and social standards, but it must never undermine anti-trust law.
Our accounting and bookkeeping are based on the fact that our data, information and records correspond to the actual circumstances. Compliance with applicable laws and accounting standards ensures that the financial information we report and publish reflects the actual status of the ensian group.
In accordance with our mission statement, we categorically reject any military application of our products. If there are any suspicious circumstances, management must be informed. We fully comply with any export restrictions imposed by national or supranational legislators and organisations.
If any arrangements are unclear, we will clarify them through our internal or external experts. We work closely with the relevant authorities to obtain the necessary export licences and do not use third party organisations or persons to circumvent existing embargoes.
We refrain from making payments and report transactions to the authorities if there are any suspicions that they could be related to money laundering, other criminal activities, or the financing of terrorism.
We are aware of our responsibility to our employees and society and motivate other companies to follow our example.
We consider requests for our environmental and social standards favourably but within the sphere of the employees concerned, who are responsible for their own decisions.
We protect the personal and confidential information of our employees, customers and other stakeholders from unauthorised access by technical and organisational measures.
We use the property and resources of the ensian group appropriately, carefully and protect them from loss, theft or misuse. In addition to the material property, the intellectual property of our company represents a competitive advantage.
Together with their managers, our employees are responsible for ensuring that the type and scope of business trips are always in proportion to the purpose of the trip and that they are planned and carried out with due consideration for time, costs and environmental aspects.
If there are any concerns regarding compliance with our principles in this Code of Conduct, please raise them in the spirit of open communication. Any violation may result in a loss of reputation and legal disadvantages for the employee concerned, their colleagues, and the ensian group.
Any violation of the ensian group’s Code of Conduct should be reported immediately to your direct manager, another manager or the human resources department. You may also contact a member of the management or administrative board at any time. All reports are treated confidentially and we protect employees who raise concerns from the negative consequences of their actions.
Whistleblower Protection Act
At elobau, we are committed to conducting our business with integrity. Compliance with laws, guidelines and other legal provisions is a self-evident basis for our actions. Despite our commitment, it is possible that in our dealings with each other we may behave in a way that appears to violate our values and our Code of Conduct. If this impression arises, we invite you to contact us and share this observation with us. Trust cannot be decided, it only comes about through action. Only by doing so are we able to continue to consistently maintain our success, reputation and ability to act.
If you have concerns or see possible compliance violations at elobau that you believe to be true to the best of your knowledge, please inform us anonymously via this link.
Our whistleblower platform is provided by LegalTegrity GmbH. All incoming reports are processed according to our established processes and investigated accordingly. All information submitted will be treated in strict confidence and in accordance with applicable law.
Continuity in the base technology
elobau was founded in 1972 with the invention of a magnetic proximity switch on reed contact basis for a hay distribution system. Since then, we have remained true to contactless sensors and their unbeatable advantages. Reed contacts require no power supply, are extremely robust and can be integrated in the electronic communication of machines or off highway vehicles. Thanks not least of all to this extensive experience, elobau today is among the world’s leading suppliers of contactless sensor technology.
Solution competency and service-provider gene
elobau was never a classic manufacturer of standard products. Even for the very first customer in the company’s history, a complete system was offered: elobau supplied the required control system for the newly developed reed contact. Development partnerships based on equal footing are our goal for every collaboration. elobau, therefore, places value on stable developer teams and contact persons for every customer – independent of whether for the overnight production of a prototype for a specific product variant or for a custom product that is developed together over several years. Continuity and flexibility through short decision-making channels are the results.
Hunger for innovation and a culture of change
Innovative solutions are our passion, agile work and the ability to change are our mission as a forward-looking company. We invest an above-average 10 per cent of our sales in research and development. More than 40 patented inventions and ongoing optimizations in our customer orders are the results. We are thereby able to constantly secure new competitive advantages for our customers and strengthen our own market position for the long term. For us, innovation and change also mean acting as a driving force by constantly offering our markets future-proof developments. A current example is the development of our modularly structured, standardized armrest. This will consist of up to 75% of bio-based materials – a pioneering project in our industry.