Code of conduct

ZVEI Association & Ruhrgetriebe

Our foundation

Values, responsibility and sustainability

Ruhrgetriebe KG is committed to its social responsibility and has signed the ZVEI Code of Conduct on Social Responsibility.

Living integrity, securing values, strengthening trust!


Principles of Ruhrgetriebe

Corporate Social Responsibility

Code of Conduct of Ruhrgetriebe

The ZVEI and its member companies assume social responsibility in a corporate context. The ZVEI Code of Conduct was developed for this purpose. It covers international standards and serves as a guideline for companies to make their own declarations to customers or to demand corresponding declarations from suppliers.

The ZVEI Code of Conduct reflects the association’s shared value base and promotes socially responsible corporate governance. More than 550 companies have signed this code, which at the same time serves as recognition in business relationships and enables suppliers to apply it without having to sign additional company codes.

Our Code of Conduct in detail:

Corporate culture and values

We are Ruhrgetriebe

This mission statement documents the corporate purpose and the related values and business principles typical of Ruhrgetriebe, which have guided our actions since 1953.

Social responsibility


At Ruhrgetriebe, we see ourselves not only as a manufacturer of innovative drive technologies, but also as an active shaper of a sustainable and social future. Our commitment to social responsibility is a central component of our corporate philosophy and is reflected in various areas of our activities.

In a global world, the complexity of markets is frequently not easy to manage. You, as a producing machine manufacturer, should be able to concentrate completely on the development and manufacture of your products. Our task as a drive solution specialist is to integrate the current technology standards and guidelines into our drive solutions and consequently to be able to supply you with a perfectly configured drive unit.

Integrity & Compliance

Whistleblower system

Submitting a report to Ruhrgetriebe’s whistleblowing system:

The Ruhrgetriebe platform for trust and openness

Full compliance with our internal regulations, Code of Conduct and Business Partner Code of Conduct is a top priority at Ruhrgetriebe. Our corporate success is founded on integrity and strict compliance. In order to meet this high standard, it is of central importance to detect and stop potential violations by employees or suppliers. For this purpose, the Central Intelligence Office has implemented an independent, objective and confidential whistleblowing system.

FAQs on the Ruhrgetriebe Code of Conduct

Ruhrgetriebe’s Code of Conduct is a code of behaviour that sets out the basic principles and standards that apply to all of the company’s employees and business partners. It serves as a guide to ethical behaviour and helps to create a respectful and inclusive working environment.

Ruhrgetriebe has a Code of Conduct to ensure that all employees and business partners adhere to the same high ethical standards. It helps to promote integrity, transparency and a sense of responsibility in all business areas and to fulfil legal and regulatory requirements.

The Code of Conduct applies to all Ruhrgetriebe employees, including the management, as well as to all business partners, suppliers and service providers who work with the company.

The Code of Conduct covers a wide range of topics, including

  • Ethics and integrity
  • Compliance with laws and regulations
  • Handling conflicts of interest
  • Confidentiality and data privacy
  • Environmental protection
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Respect and fairness in dealing with each other

Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action, which may include termination of employment. Serious violations may also have legal consequences. Ruhrgetriebe takes all reports of violations seriously and investigates them thoroughly.

Employees and business partners can report violations of the Code of Conduct anonymously via an internal reporting system or directly to Ruhrgetriebe’s Compliance department. All reports are treated confidentially and thoroughly investigated.

Yes, the Code of Conduct is regularly reviewed and updated as necessary to ensure that it complies with current legal and regulatory requirements and reflects best practice in the area of ethics and compliance.

The full text of the Code of Conduct is available on the Ruhrgetriebe corporate website. Business partners receive the Code of Conduct upon conclusion of the contract and on request.


Retrieve important product data:

Using the digital product label, you can easily send us all the information required for the unique specification of your required gearmotor. A glance at the nameplate of your drive unit and entering the ID number will provide you with a 100% specification.

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