Code of conduct

Since the beginning of the company, we have based our day-to-day operations on mutual trust and respect towards each other, as well as towards the intellectual contribution needed to deliver cutting-edge automotive software solutions. Our focus and mission have never been clearer: to shape the automotive industry by building new technologies and applying the highest level of creativity, passion, and expertise. This foundation has led NNG to where we stand today: thanks to our amazing talent and excellent operational ability, we are a proud global automotive supplier.

With this role comes a responsibility that all NNG employees should embrace and accept. That is why we have framed our values, and the most basic behavioral guidelines, in this Employee Code of Conduct. We believe that our Colleagues already know and follow these basic principles; promoting integrity and correct behavior in our teamwork and business activities, with both internal and external customers. We encourage everyone to follow this internal guideline, so we can continue to form and embrace the NNG culture and reputation we all value so much.

  • Communication and appearance

    Whether customer, partner, or colleague, written and verbal communication should be conducted with a professional and respectful tone.

    All employees should follow our work environment (own office, meeting room, common areas) and personal appearance guidelines. All employees must be well-groomed and adhere to basic personal hygiene standards. While cherishing individual style and taking pride in NNG being a programmer and engineering friendly company, we promote appropriate clothing in the workplace, especially in customer facing roles. Colleagues working with partners or external stakeholders must reflect the reputation of a market leading company and look professional. Employees should also exclude clothes with messaging that is offensive or inappropriate.

  • Feedback and individual opinions

    We encourage constructive criticism to be exercised in the workplace, but it should be addressed in a respectful manner. Honest and relevant feedback should be given and received in a professional and constructive way. Consideration should be given to the situation, use discretion to decide if comments should be conducted publicly or in private (face to face) to avoid offense. We value each other’s opinion; however, we prefer to support opinions given with a name, rather than those leveled anonymously (except our satisfaction survey or similar, however feedback with names are welcomed in these surveys too).

    We respect each other’s ideas and recommendations, without differentiation for seniority or work title. We will not tolerate abuse of power or bullying, or defamation, nor is obscenity accepted within the workplace environment. We wish to keep the company free of harmful internal politics, consequently, deliberate manipulation, agitation or avoidance of official procedure is considered to be against our core values and corporate culture.

    NNG encourages its Colleagues to take part in professional debates in relevant communities or social media, however the employees should keep in mind that NNG’s reputation might be judged based on their activity in such actions. Employees should always make it clear if they are representing their own individual opinion or an official NNG opinion.

  • Our work environment

    All company property, assets and infrastructure, whether material or intangible, within the NNG work environment shall be applied for their intended use only. We do not promote excessive personalization of these assets, i.e. employees should use them only to complete their job duties.

    NNG employees act in an environmentally conscious and sustainable way as much as possible, and they are mindful of the effective use of resources.

  • Keeping our business clean

    All employees should fulfill their work duties and responsibilities with integrity and full respect toward customers and stakeholders (both internal and external), and the community. This implies that we discourage employees from accepting gifts (in excess of EUR100) from clients or partners. We prohibit the use of bribes for the benefit of any external or internal party.

  • Teamwork

    We all know that by working together and cooperating with each other we can produce better results than any of us can achieve alone. Beyond our individual contribution, we always strive to work for the benefit of the team we work for. We take responsibility for and strive to achieve our own goals, while also taking into consideration the priorities and goals of other members of our team. If conflict emerges between individual and team interests, we aim to solve issues in a constructive and effective way; escalating the issue to the appropriate management level if needed.

    We strengthen our teamwork by sharing relevant information, and working in a transparent way, following the processes and workflows agreed upon beforehand.

    Employees shall be mindful of their, and other team’s resources, and respect each other by involving them at the necessary level, managing workloads together in a prudent way.

  • Tolerance and respecting others

    We believe in civilized behavior, treating each other as one would expect to be treated, with full respect and tolerance. This implies equal treatment and gender equality, and objection to discrimination or any kind of harassment (e.g. sexual, bullying, etc). We consider other’s views, e.g. religious, political, or sexual orientation, with respect. We do not question these or tolerate any provocation.

    We respect the privacy and security of our Colleagues’ data and it is prohibited to defame a colleague for any reason. It is also prohibited to hack, personalize, or abuse any Colleagues’ work or personal tools, e.g. account, desktop, telephone, laptop, etc.

  • Respecting work relations

    We expect team members to follow leaders’ instructions and complete their duties with skill and in a timely manner. Nevertheless, supervisors and managers shouldn’t abuse their authority. We expect them to coach their direct subordinates, and delegate duties to their team members while considering their competences and workload.

  • Grievance Procedure

    Our intention is to keep the NNG work environment healthy, balanced and fair. So, if you experience the abuse of any of the above values and behaviors, first please speak to your direct leader about your issue. You can involve HR as necessary via e-mail (codeofconduct@nng.com), and we will look into the matter, taking any necessary action.

APPLICATION

The NNG Employee Code of Conduct has been founded to help ground and emphasize corporate culture and values. This includes the established behavior our Management and Colleagues are requested to follow during everyday operations. Complying with the Code of Conduct is not limited to the NNG global offices, but in any environment and business situation, regardless of geographic location, where the employee or representative is acting on behalf of NNG.

The Code of Conduct complies, amongst others, with Hungarian, European Union, United States of America, and Japanese law, with specific reference to the Fundamental Law of Hungary, the Labor Codes, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The objective of the Code is to ensure that NNG employees and representatives practice, and are aware of, their obligations and fundamental rights under these laws.

We consider our daily operations tied to our corporate values – Curious, Team Player, Customer Focus, Professional, Passionate – which not only characterize the company, but also serve as point of reference, empower our actions, and guide us.

Supplier Code of Conduct

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NNG is a global automotive software supplier on a mission to create the next generation of smart, secure, connected mobility solutions from the cockpit to the cloud. Our vision is to be the trusted industry partner for delivering the future of connected mobility.

While pursuing our mission and vision, sustainability, responsibility, integrity, and respect are our values and we are committed to ensure that the standards reflecting these values are adopted at a minimum by our next tier suppliers and subcontractors, but we strongly encourage implementation at all levels of our supply chain.

This Supplier Code of Conduct (“Code”) highlights standards involving labor relations, health, safety, environment, and ethical conduct that are consistent with the values of NNG and our suppliers are expected to observe and adhere to these standards. All entities supplying goods or services to NNG and thereby becoming an NNG supplier shall be obliged to accept this Code. In case any of the agreed contractual requirements are more detailed or rigorous than those contained in this Code, then the supplier should meet those contractual requirements.

In all its activities, Supplier must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations of the countries in which it operates (“applicable law”). The Code also encourages Supplier to go beyond legal compliance, drawing upon internationally recognized standards, to advance social and environmental responsibility and business ethics. In no case can complying with the Code violate applicable laws. If, however, there are differing standards between the Code and applicable law, compliance to the Code is defined as meeting the stricter requirement.

Supplier will support NNG’s implementation of legally required and other due diligence processes by actively participating in related initiatives, including instruments such as self-assessment questionnaires. NNG reserves the right to audit Supplier’s compliance with this Code in an appropriate manner. Any audit will be scheduled at business hours mutually agreed with the Supplier and will be prepared by the Supplier providing documentation substantiating the adherence to this Code.

Supplier’s adherence to this Code, which NNG may amend from time to time, is regarded by NNG as essential for doing business with Suppler. Significant violation of this Code may result in the suspension or termination of the Supplier contract or the business relationship in NNG’s sole discretion.

Supplier and its respective employees as well as stakeholders in general are encouraged to report violations of this Code at compliance@nng.com. Supplier shall support any investigations into alleged violations. Additionally, in line with their own due diligence efforts, Suppliers should provide grievance / complaints mechanisms or support respective sector or country specific non-judicial mechanisms.

A. Labor

Supplier shall ensure that human resources are managed in accordance with internationally recognized principles of corporate responsibility, including the respect of internationally recognized human rights as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations and standards published by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Supplier shall acknowledge the rights of its employees and treat them with dignity and respect.

Supplier shall be committed to:

  1. not using nor tolerating the use of all forms of modern slavery (including child-, forced-, obliged-, or undeclared labor and any labor connected to human trafficking);

  2. not implementing nor tolerating any form of discrimination based on nationality, gender, racial and ethnical origins, religious beliefs, political opinions, age, sexuality, disability or health in recruitment;

  3. not using nor tolerating any form of discrimination in remuneration policies, access to training, career development, dismissal or staff retirement;

  4. granting the staff the right to set up and join trade union organisations of their own choice and to hold collective negotiations with the company in line with the rules, practices and cultu¬res of the various countries;

  5. ensuring a safe and healthy working environment and adopting suitable measures to prevent any accident or damage to workers’ health;

  6. complying with the laws and standards applicable in the relevant business sector on working hours and public holidays;

  7. the provision of fair remuneration and benefits, at least equivalent to the applicable legal minimum wage;

  8. providing suitable staff training.

Supplier shall create an environment where employees are comfortable raising concerns, including adequate “whistle-blower” or reporting channels available and feedback processes in place designed to ensure confidentiality and protection for employees and suppliers.

B. Health and Safety

In order to minimize the incidence of work-related injury and illness, as well as enhancing quality, consistency, worker retention and morale, Supplier shall provide its employees with a safe and healthy working environment in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as well as Part IV of the Occupational Safety and Health Convention of 1981 by the ILO.

Supplier is expected to have effective safety programs covering human safety, emergency preparedness, chemical, physical, and biological agent exposure, ergonomics, which includes incident reporting and investigation.

C. Environment

Suppliers shall minimize the negative impacts their business operations have on the community, environment, and natural resources throughout their supply chain. In particular:

  • all required environmental permits (e.g. discharge monitoring), approvals, and registrations are to be obtained, maintained, and kept current and their operational and reporting requirements are to be followed;
  • emissions and discharges of pollutants and generation of waste are to be minimized or eliminated;
  • the use of natural resources, including water, fossil fuels, minerals, and virgin forest products, is to be conserved by practices such as modifying production, maintenance and facility processes, materials substitution, re-use, conservation, recycling, or other means;
  • hazardous substances (chemicals, waste and other materials posing a hazard to humans or the environment) shall be controlled by identifying, labeling and management to ensure safe handling;
  • identify, manage, reduce, and responsibly dispose of or recycle solid waste (non-hazardous);
  • seek opportunities to conserve water, reduce air pollution;
  • look form methods to improve energy efficiency to minimize energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

D. Ethics

Supplier shall conduct business considering the following basic ethical standards throughout its supply chain. Supplier shall

  • comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in the countries in which it operates and will maintain suitable measures to ensure compliance with such laws, rules and legal regulations;
  • comply with all applicable antitrust laws, and any other competition laws, rules and regulations dealing for example with unfair competition and restraints of trade, and relationships with competitors and customers;
  • apply a zero-tolerance policy prohibiting all forms of corruption and bribery. Supplier will ensure not to offer, give, receive, or solicit any bribes or other means to obtain any improper benefit or advantage. Do not allow others to make improper payments for your benefit;
  • comply with all applicable laws governing the prevention of money laundering and not to participate in any money laundering activity;
  • perform all business dealings transparently performed and accurately reflected within its organization. Supplier will choose its business partners carefully and only after conducting a thorough background check;
  • avoid conflicts between itself and NNG by disclosing any personal or outside business arrangements between Supplier company, employees, management, or owners, and NNG, its employees, management, or owners. Under no circumstances shall the personal relations or interests of employees influence the conclusion of a contract, and that no employee can directly or indirectly draw any personal benefit from a contract.
  • keep sensitive business information and trade secrets confidential and refrain from looking for confidential data, unless it is explicitly authorized to do so in compliance with the regulations in force. Supplier may not use confidential information for any purpose which is not related to the performance of your duties.
  • commit to protecting the reasonable privacy expectations of personal information of everyone you do business with. This includes its suppliers, customers, consumers, and employees. Supplier shall comply with privacy and information security laws and regulatory requirements when personal information is collected, stored, processed, transmitted, or shared.