The fundamental attitude of aligning economy, ecology and social responsibility is at the heart of the corporate identity of DAW SE and its affiliated companies (hereinafter DAW), and forms an integral part of the company’s philosophy. It is demonstrated by our mission statement regarding sustainability: “In everything we do, we behave responsibly towards people, nature and society. As an innovative family enterprise, we feel morally obliged to make a contribution to sustainable, environmentally compatible, economic management (Sustainable Development) that is fit for the future.We observe the “Coatings Care” principles drafted by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council as an ethical guiding principle and we put into practice the ethical guidelines issued by the Verband der Deutschen Lack- und Druckfarbenindustrie (German Paint Industry Association):plant safety, protection of the environment, employee training, product responsibility, conserving resources, safe handling, disposal.” On an international level, we are committed to an ambitious sustainability standard. By joining the United Nations Global Compact, we have shown our commitment to the Ten Principles of the UN concerning human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Therefore, sustainability is also an important component of our business processes. Alongside costs, quality, reliability, capability and innovation, sustainability represents an important factor in the selection and evaluation of our suppliers.We expect our suppliers to comply with the applicable national laws, the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and this Supplier Code in their activities and to introduce suitable processes into their company as well as their associated companies in order to promote compliance with these provisions.