Corporate philosophy

  • 1. We are convinced that a quality focus, economic efficiency, environmental protection, safety awareness and risk awareness are essential success factors in global competi-tion for our customers and therefore also for our company and our employees.
  • 2. As a modern, traditional company with over 100 years of market experience, we think and act in a long-term oriented and sustainable manner. We see it as our task to know the needs and requirements of our customers and to fulfil them competently and economically in dialogue with them.
  • 3. Our top priority is to maintain a high level of profitability and customer satisfaction in the demanding global sales market. As a result, we are working hard and with priority to boost the satisfaction of our customers to the highest possible level, and we are do-ing everything in our power to keep them there.
  • 4. The quality of our products and processes must be the highest priority if we are to meet this high demand in the long term.
  • 5. We have introduced a management system based on international standards that we practise and continuously develop. As an integrated management system, the system also focuses on the requirements of occupational safety and environmental protec-tion and is an integral part of our corporate philosophy.
  • 6. Objectives are defined for all functional areas and levels and the management cre-ates the environment along with the executives and works to achieve these goals. The achievement of objectives and the effectiveness of our management system are evaluated at fixed intervals by management and executives.’
  • 7. For KGM, it is a binding task to ensure the continuous improvement of products, busi-ness processes and all processes at all levels as part of a zero-defect strategy and to improve the environmental and energy-related performance, thereby making the company’s overall performance more effective.
  • 8. We control our production processes with the aim of producing flawless products to secure the long-term existence of the company. Our processes are geared to econom-ic efficiency, energy efficiency, ergonomics, occupational health information, hygiene and state-of-the-art technology.
  • 9. We are aware of our responsibility towards customers, employees and interested par-ties and are committed to complying with all relevant legal regulations. This explicitly includes environmental and occupational safety laws. Furthermore, all internal requirements for the fulfilment of the requirements imposed on us by the interaction with interested parties are explicitly included.’
  • 10. We commit to avoiding or minimising environmental impacts and pollution as well as risks to the health and safety of our employees. This is achieved through prevention and the involvement of the entire workforce. In complying with the requirements applicable to us, the consideration of energy use, energy consumption and energy effi-ciency as well as the careful use of resources are important guiding principles.
  • 11. For mutual benefit, suppliers, service providers and other contractual partners are also included in the KGM processes. Management pays particular attention to products and services that contribute to improving environmental and energy performance.
  • 12. The company’s goals can only be achieved through the involvement and commitment of all employees. By contributing their capabilities, skills and ideas, and guided by the provisions of our Code of Conduct, our employees are the cornerstone and guarantor of the company’s success.