- Corporate responsibility
The Bender Group, a medium-sized family company and a technological leader for electrical safety products, has committed itself to constant development in the fields of corporate responsibility, quality, environmental protection and energy efficiency. These principles developed by the company members and management are demonstrated in the guidelines and our Code of Conduct and are binding for all company employees.
In order to comply with these high standards we have developed an integrated management system according to DIN EN 9001, 14001 and 50001 the objective of which is the continuous improvement of our products and processes in terms of quality, environment and energy efficiency.
The executive management makes the necessary resources and information available to achieve the company's strategic and operative goals.
Code of Conduct
The Bender Group has committed itself to special behaviour patterns. These are summarized in our Code of Conduct following the example of the ZVEI Code of Conduct.
Besides promoting human rights they also contain working conditions following core work standards of the ILO (for example prohibition of child labour, prohibition of discrimination and compliance with employee rights) as well as environmental protection. They also promote civic commitment and volunteer activities of our employees.
Code of Conduct
Conflict Minerals Statement
As a global manufacturer of electronic products, traceability of the supply chain is of paramount importance to Bender.
This holds true in particular for so called conflict minerals. As a manufacturer, we are not able to certify the country of origin of the minerals contained in the products manufactured by our suppliers. Nevertheless, we are committed to working with our customer base to supply products meeting our customer's specifications.
We are aware of our responsibility and will pass-on pertinent information relating to the products that we are advised may contain conflict materials, when communicated to us by the component manufacturers themselves or our suppliers.
Bender is committed to corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts.
Bender statement conflict-minerals
Bender GmbH & Co.KG has integrated ecology as an inherent part of its corporate culture and has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 14001 since 2011.
As an independent family company, we think in generations. That is why sustainable management is a matter of course for us. Environmental protection can only be pursued successfully through conscious actions and by raising awareness among employees and customers.
We adhere to all relevant laws and constantly aim to improve the corporate environmental protection.
ISO 14001 certificate
The EU directive 2011/65/EU restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. It regulates the use and placing on the market of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic modules.
For some time now, all product developments have been geared towards the "future generation" and already in 2005 the first RoHs-compliant device left our production line.
REACH is a European Union chemicals regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (EG No.1907/2006). As a manufacturer of electronic products – in the sense of REACH – we are a so-called “downstream user”.
Our products are solely non-chemical. Moreover and under normal reasonably foreseeable circumstances of application, our products shall not release any “substance”.
Take-back of old devices (WEEE directive 2012/19/EU)
Bender is registered in the Elektro-Altgeräte-Register (register for waste electrical and electronic equipment) under the WEEE number: DE 43 124 402. (EAR) We take back devices that are no longer in use if the device was acquired after 23 March 2006.
Please announce your return using our online form.
Bender energy management
Bender GmbH & Co. KG has been certified according to the energy management standard DIN EN ISO 50001 since 2016 and has committed itself to improve energy-related services including energy efficiency, energy use and energy consumption.
ISO 50001 certificate
Already in 1992, Bender provided a management system certified according to the ISO 9001/2008 standard.
Certificate ISO 9001