Framework agreement at Röchling
The IMF has signed an International Framework Agreement with the German-based company Röchling, covering 8,000 employees at 50 production facilities around the world.
GERMANY: An agreement, known as the "Principles of Social Responsibility", has been signed by the management of Röchling, Röchling European Works Council, European Metalworkers' Federation and the IMF. The agreement with Röchling – a manufacturer of plastics, automotive components and electronics – acknowledges the company's social responsibility and its support of and compliance with ILO Core Labour Standards. The IFA stipulates that ILO Conventions No. 87 (Freedom of Association) and No. 98 (Right to Collective Bargaining) will be respected. The IFA also includes prohibition of child work and forced labour and sets out standards on non-discrimination, remuneration, health and safety and working time. The agreement also states that the company will "support and encourage" its business partners to take this declaration into account in their own respective company policies. Röchling "views this to constitute a positive basis for future business relationships". The Röchling group is divided into three divisions: Engineering plastics: Production facilities in Austria, Germany, France, USA, China, Spain and Singapore, among other countries. Automotive Engineering: Seeber Röchling Automotive; with facilities in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Brazil and China. Electrical Engineering: The BEA group, with operations in Germany and Poland.Aug 15, 2005 – Jesper Nilsson