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MAHLE GmbH
Pragstraße 26 - 46
D-70376 Stuttgart
Phone +49 711 501-0
Mail: info@mahle.com

Represented by the Board of Management: Wolf-Henning Scheider (Chairman and CEO), Bernd Eckl, Wilhelm Emperhoff, Arnd Franz, Michael Frick, Michael Glowatzki, Dr. Jörg Stratmann

Commercial Register Stuttgart HRB 638
VAT registration number: DE147848147

© by MAHLE GmbH, Stuttgart 2005 - 2017

Links to third-party websites

The web pages of MAHLE GmbH contain links to third-party websites. MAHLE GmbH does not acquire ownership of the third-party sites accessed via links and is not responsible for their contents.

The brand names followed by the ® symbol are registered in Germany and many other countries.

MAHLE regards the protection of personal data and the right to informational self-determination an important matter.

As one of the leading global suppliers to the automobile industry and manufacturer of components and systems for combustion engines and peripherals, we process information from business partners as well as existing and prospective customers all over the world. They expect any disclosed information to be treated as strictly confidential by authorized employees only.

  • Statutory requirements
    MAHLE has pledged to strictly comply with all national and international laws and regulations in order to preserve the right to informational self-determination.
    When collecting, storing and processing personal information, we observe European regulations on data privacy and all relevant national laws derived from these regulations. We are based in Germany and so the German Data Protection Act, Telecommunications Act and Broadcast Media Act apply within our company.
  • Principles
    We only process personal information on a contractual basis, with the consent of those concerned or in accordance with legal regulations.
    When collecting, storing and using personal information, we respect the basic principles of data minimisation and appropriation.
    We guarantee rights of information and data correction for the parties involved.
  • Processing and using personal data
    During your visit to our website, our server will automatically save the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us plus the pages of our website you are visiting, the IP address allocated by your service provider as well as the date and duration of your visit. We can evaluate this information anonymously. Other personal information is then only collected and stored if you have given us express permission to do so.
  • Using and disclosing personal information
    Your personal information will only be used for the purposes for which you have voluntarily provided this information. Our employees and service providers are obliged to treat this information as strictly confidential. Your details shall not be sold or distributed to third parties outside of the MAHLE Group. Information is only disclosed to governmental institutions and authorities within the context of statutory national provisions.
  • Cookies
    In some areas of our website, we use so-called "cookies" to make our website pages easier to use and adapt them according to your needs. A "cookie" is a small text file stored on your hard disk.
    You can configure the browser settings to reject or delete cookies. Please note that configuring some settings may result in the limitation of certain functions on our website.
  • Third-party cookies
    Some MAHLE websites incorporate content and services from other providers who, in turn, may use cookies and active components. MAHLE has no influence on the processing of personal data by these providers. Please refer to the respective provider‘s websites for information about how your data is handled.
  • Security
    We employ specific organisational and technical measures to guarantee the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the personal information we process. Our security measures are continuously upgraded in line with state-of-the-art technology.
  • Links
    Our internet pages sometimes contain links to external websites. Unfortunately we cannot accept responsibility for the content and data privacy statement of external websites.
  • Consent
    By using this internet site, you are authorising us to store and use your data as described in this statement. We reserve the right to revise and supplement the data protection statement. The current version of the published data protection statement applies.
  • Google Analytics
    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a server by Google in the USA and is stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to put together a report about the website activities for the website operators and to produce linked services with the website use and the Internet use. Also Google will transfer this information if necessary to third parties, provided that this legally prescribed or as far as third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google will associate in no circumstances your IP address with the other data which are stored by Google. They can prevent the installation of the Cookies by a suitable setting of your browsers software; we point out to you, nevertheless, to the fact that you cannot use all functions of this website in this case if necessary fully extensively. By the use of this website you agree with the treatment of the data upraised about you by Google in the before described way and for the before named purpose.
    We would like to point out that the website Google Analytics uses the extension “anonymizelp0” and therefore IP addresses are processed in a shortened version only to avoid a direct connection to any person. The collection and storage of data can be declined with future effect at:
    Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA)
  • Contacts
    If you have any queries relating data protection at MAHLE, please contact our internal company data protection officer at the official MAHLE GmbH address or via e-mail.

    For Germany please contact data-privacy-germany@mahle.com
    For USA please contact: data-privacy-north-america@mahle.com

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a server by Google in the USA and is stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to put together a report about the website activities for the website operators and to produce linked services with the website use and the Internet use. Also Google will transfer this information if necessary to third parties, provided that this legally prescribed or as far as third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Google will associate in no circumstances your IP address with the other data which are stored by Google. They can prevent the installation of the Cookies by a suitable setting of your browsers software; we point out to you, nevertheless, to the fact that you cannot use all functions of this website in this case if necessary fully extensively. By the use of this website you agree with the treatment of the data upraised about you by Google in the before described way and for the before named purpose.

We would like to point out that the website Google Analytics uses the extension “anonymizelp0” and therefore IP addresses are processed in a shortened version only to avoid a direct connection to any person. The collection and storage of data can be declined with future effect at:
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA)

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Please take note of the following advice to receive an optimal presentation and functionality of our MAHLE internet pages:

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Slavery and human trafficking statement for MAHLE for the financial year ending December 2016

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA”) and applies to the MAHLE Group companies operating in the United Kingdom (UK):

  • MAHLE Industries UK Ltd.
  • MAHLE Aftermarket Ltd.
  • MAHLE Filter Systems UK Ltd.
  • MAHLE Powertrain Ltd.
  • MAHLE Engine Systems UK Ltd.

(hereinafter defined as “MAHLE UK”)

This statement defines the potential risks of modern slavery related to MAHLE UK business and the measures put in place to prevent slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking within its own business as well as its supply chains during the financial year ending 31 December 2016.

MAHLE UK is absolutely committed to preventing slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking in its corporate activities, as well as ensuring that no slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking occurs in its supply chains.

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE AND SUPPLY CHAINS

The MAHLE Group is part of the global automotive industry that supplies components to original equipment manufacturers and other supply chain companies.

The MAHLE Group is headquartered in Stuttgart/Germany and currently operates through its affiliated companies on five continents at some 170 production locations and 15 major research and development centres.

MAHLE UK operates at four production locations.

MAHLE UK has approximately 2,000 direct suppliers, each of which in turn has its own supply chain.

RESPONDING TO THE MSA

A cross-functional working group sponsored by the UK Head of Human Resources has been formed in MAHLE UK to assess and respond to the requirements of the MSA. The group includes representation from Corporate Compliance, Purchasing, and Human Resources. We have an ongoing programme to continually review our response to and risk of slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking.

MAHLE UK POLICIES REGARDING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Following the MSA, MAHLE UK has reviewed and, where appropriate, updated the contents of key policies and supplier agreements to more explicitly prohibit slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking.

MAHLE Business Code
The Business Code explains the type of actions and behaviour expected of all MAHLE Group employees—including directors and executives—when representing the organisation. The purpose of the Business Code is to provide a legal and ethical framework for operating abroad and managing its supply chain. The code is available to all employees on the intranet. All managers and staff in key positions must undergo compulsory compliance training, which is provided regularly.

[“COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW AND RESPONSIBILITY—All employees must comply with the laws and regulations as well as internal guidelines that apply to their area of work. Violations of the law and breaches of internal rules are to be avoided under all circumstances.”]

The code is available on the MAHLE Group website and on the intranet. Board members and executives of the MAHLE Group must confirm in writing that they comply with the MAHLE Business Code.

MAHLE Group Supplier Code of Conduct
MAHLE Group entities are committed to ensuring that its suppliers uphold human rights:

[“Respect for the Basic Human Rights of Employees—The supplier respects and supports compliance of internationally recognised human rights. The supplier rejects every form of forced labour and may not employ any person under the statutory minimum age as stated in the applicable laws.”]

Recruitment policy
MAHLE UK only uses specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency to determine its compliance with the MSA and other applicable laws before accepting employees from that agency.

Trade unions and other bodies representing workers
Through its employment practices, the MAHLE Group recognises and is bound by the laws relating to freedom of association.

SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING RISKS WITHIN MAHLE OPERATIONS

MAHLE UK has undertaken an assessment of the organisation to determine its risk of slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking. The following were reviewed as part of this assessment: recruitment policies and practices, roles performed, and existing contractual agreements with employees, as well as the results of regular internal and external audits. MAHLE UK has also considered the processes that are in place to protect human rights.

Based on our assessment, we consider the risk of slavery, forced labour, and human trafficking within MAHLE UK during the financial year ending 31 December 2016 to be low.

AWARENESS AND TRAINING ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Information on modern slavery in the form of an overview document and posters have been made available to all MAHLE UK employees.

MAHLE UK requires all staff working in Purchasing, Human Resources, and Supplier Quality within the UK organisation to complete training on modern slavery as they are in the best position to identify and address potential risks in this area.

Remedial action
If MAHLE UK employees identify any potential signs of slavery, forced labour, human trafficking, or other human rights abuses within both its workforce and its supply chain, they are encouraged to report the matter to their line manager or through employee/union representative bodies.
A MAHLE compliance ombudsman or hotline is also available to all employees.

To date, MAHLE UK has received no reports of concerns regarding slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in its operations. If such an issue was reported, MAHLE would have undertaken an urgent, thorough investigation of the matter. If the investigation confirmed the concerns, MAHLE would have put robust action plans in place to address the issue and protect the victims.

SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING RISK ASSESSMENT IN MAHLE SUPPLY CHAINS

MAHLE UK expects its suppliers to meet the standards set out in the global MAHLE Supplier Code of Conduct.

A supplier risk assessment has been undertaken based on the nature/value of the business transaction. MAHLE UK has identified no high-priority countries. The MAHLE Group uses desktop auditing to determine supplier compliance with the MSA by means of regular supplier questionnaires. In the last year, 304 suppliers were assessed.

Steps will be made to improve substandard supplier practices if high-risk suppliers are identified. Such steps include providing advice to suppliers and requiring them to implement action plans. Sanctions may be brought against suppliers who fail to improve their performance according to an action plan or who seriously violate our supplier code of conduct.

Termination of the business relationship as per the supplier agreement may result.

Where possible, the MAHLE Group will introduce terms in new contracts that require suppliers to comply with MSA obligations, which will be audited across a broad range of issues, including human rights and MSA issues. Supplier MSA obligations have been included in the MAHLE Group’s standard terms and conditions.

In the financial year ending 31 December 2016, MAHLE UK did not discover any breaches of the MSA in its supply chains.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

MAHLE UK has reviewed its key performance indicators (KPIs) upon the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015:

  • Number of staff working in Purchasing, Human Resources, and Supplier Quality that completed training on modern slavery
  • Number of supplier questionnaires completed
  • Number of complaints relating to slavery and human trafficking

BOARD APPROVAL

This statement will be reviewed and updated annually and has been approved by the Board of Directors of:

  • MAHLE Industries UK Ltd.
  • MAHLE Aftermarket Ltd.
  • MAHLE Filter Systems UK Ltd.
  • MAHLE Powertrain Ltd.
  • MAHLE Engine Systems UK Ltd.

MAHLE Industries UK Ltd.