Guidelines and principles

Mission und Vision

Mission: We invest in sustainable technologies and provide everyone with clean and safe water. We offer the opportunity to invest in sustainable businesses, reduce the environmental footprint of investors and increase their social responsibility.

Vision: We will replace all chemical, toxic and environmentally harmful ingredients in water-based processes. These processes include water purification, disinfection, hygienic disinfection, agriculture and food processing.

Ethical principles

  • Our business activities are characterized by honesty, integrity and transparency as well as respect for the interests and rights of our colleagues, customers and those who are directly or indirectly affected by our business activities.
  • We respect and abide by the human rights set out in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • We are committed to respecting the diversity and variety of our colleagues and advocate a work environment characterized by mutual trust and respect in which everyone feels responsible for the success and reputation of the company.
  • We are guided exclusively by qualification and suitability for the intended job when hiring, employing and promoting our employees.
  • We ensure that the working conditions in the company are safe for all our employees and that their health is not at risk.
  • We are committed to promoting and further developing the specific knowledge and skills of our employees.
  • We respect the dignity of the individual and the right of our employees to form a coalition.
  • We promote communication with and among our employees.
  • We communicate openly with internal and external stakeholders and create transparency with regard to our strategy. In addition, we provide shareholders with detailed and timely information on important internal decisions and report in a truthful manner.
  • We expect our employees not to abuse their position in the company to obtain illegitimate financial benefits for themselves or others. The emergence of potential conflicts of interest is proactively counteracted.
  • We expect our employees to refrain from activities and financial commitments outside the company that could conflict with their duties to the company.
  • We create a set of instruments with measurable performance components to regularly review and increase our performance potential.
  • We are committed to fair, yet intense competition and support the development of appropriate competition rules. We exclude the formation of cartels or the abusive exploitation of market positions.
  • We reject any active or passive bribery whether direct or indirect or the granting of unlawful advantages when awarding contracts. We also refrain from transactions that might raise the suspicion of being related to money laundering or terrorist financing.
  • We comply with domestic and foreign laws. This also includes compliance with the relevant export and customs laws. Any such violation, e.g. fraud or embezzlement, will result in appropriate disciplinary action.
  • We are committed to combating the exploitation of persons and ensuring that our suppliers refrain from practices that include child labor or inhumane working conditions.
  • We promote and support projects worldwide that are dedicated to the protection of the environment and the well-being of civil society. If necessary, we carry out our own projects in this context.
  • We are committed to pursuing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and assess our decisions and actions on the basis of these goals.

Anti-corruption and anti-money laundering guidelines

Our Anti-Corruption Guideline complies with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It is available at: https://www.globalgoals.org/anti-corruption-policy. The maximum value of gifts is 20,00 € cummulative for each half year.
The point of contact for cases of corruption is Dr. David Hirschfeld (dhirschfeld@blueplanetinvestments. com). He will handle reports confidentially and initiate appropriate corrective actions as well as criminal prosecution, if necessary.

The legal directive on which our anti-money laundering and anti-terror financing guidelines are based is EU Directive 2015/849.
Money laundering is the superordinate term used to describe the process by which criminals disguise the original ownership and control of the proceeds of criminal activities by creating the appearance that these proceeds come from a legitimate source. Terrorism financing is any provision or seizure of funds—whether directly or indirectly– with the intention to use these funds or knowing that these funds will be used in whole or in part to engage in any of the criminal activities defined in the EU Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA.

Tobias Reips is responsible for the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. Mr. Reips is a certified retail merchant and accountant with long-standing experience and has direct insight into the figures of our company.

blueplanet Investments AG cooperates in full with all tax and criminal prosecution authorities and grants access to books if this is legitimized by a court order and does not constitute a serious violation of the General Data Protection Regulation. Incidents of this nature are documented internally in the risk management system of the company and a direct point of contact is defined who will contact the authorities via email/ telephone to coordinate all necessary steps in advance and assist with the data transmission process. Furthermore, blueplanet Investments AG undertakes to ensure that the financial information provided is accurate, valid, up-to-date and complete.

Preventive measures have been taken within the risk management system to identify potential transactions and payment flows associated with money laundering and terrorist financing. In the future, official registry solutions will also be used to this end. Suppliers and major customers are subjected to a due diligence process, in which the key persons in a company are identified to verify that they have no links to criminal activities. In addition, cash flows exceeding € 10,000 are randomly checked to rule out criminal contexts.

blueplanet Investments AG undertakes not to establish transfer pricing systems for the avoidance of taxes.

Processes to ensure compliance with guidelines and principles

In order to implement our corporate guidelines and achieve the goals we have set ourselves, blueplanet Investments AG is establishing a process- and customer-oriented integrated management system within all of its subsidiaries on the platform of

  • DIN EN ISO 9001:2015
  • IFS Household and Personal Care Products Standard (IFS-HPC) (in the valid version)
  • DIN ISO 26000 – Guidance on Corporate Social Rsponsibility
  • DIN ISO 14001 including
  • occupational safety (health), fire safety, environmental protection and data protection
    as well as crisis management.

All holdings of blueplanet Investments AG must sign a declaration of compliance with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

With the help of the HRCA Quick Check List of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, the board of blueplanet Investments AG conducts an annual review of its own business activities as well as the activities of its subsidiaries. For this purpose, a trustworthy control person is appointed to the management level or the supervisory board of each foreign participation.

Our employees are informed about our corporate strategy, guidelines, objectives and other topics by the management board or by their managers at regular one-on-one meetings and strategy meetings, or through notices. In addition, workshops on the guidelines are held annually by internal or external experts. Relevant problems are presented and discussed based on case studies. When hired, each employee is provided with information on our Corporate Governance Guidelines and signs a declaration that they understand and will comply with it.
The management board and the managers furthermore ensure that employees are aware of their responsibilities with regard to product safety and quality, among others, and that the mechanisms for monitoring the effectiveness of their actions are effective. These mechanisms are clearly specified and documented in job descriptions/task schedules and in relevant instructions.

Managers are obliged to inform employees in detail about new developments and changes during regular meetings. Employees have the opportunity to ask questions and communicate directly with the quality management officer on quality- and hygiene-relevant topics and they are entitled to obtain information on the relevant results and the resulting consequences of internal audits in administrative and operational areas. In addition, employees are able to anonymously report violations of the principles and guidelines of blueplanet Investments AG. The reports are investigated and appropriate measures are taken to prevent misconduct in the future. No punitive measures are taken against employees who report an infringement, so-called "whistleblowers".

Management meetings with the management board and executives are held at regular intervals to ensure internal communication and a constant flow of information.

In addition, blueplanet Investments AG strives to fully comply with the requirements of the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK). This process is expected to be completed within the next six months.