Corporate Governance and Sustainability

Corporate Governance and Sustainability

Management Statement on the UN Global Compact

Sustainable business is future-proof business. It is hence both a concern and a pleasure for the innovative and future-oriented KATEK Group to present its first COP report (Communication on Progress) in accordance with the framework of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).

The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance. Based on 10 universal principles and the Sustainable Development Goals, it pursues the vision of an inclusive and sustainable global economy for the benefit of all people, communities and markets, today and in the future.
More than 15,000 companies and organisations from civil society, politics and science in more than 160 countries have already signed the contract and thereby show a strong commitment to realising the vision of a sustainable transformation.

The internationally active KATEK Group is one of the leading electronics service providers in Europe. With the help of about 2,600 employees in Germany and Eastern Europe, KATEK Group achieves an annual turnover of more than 400 million euros. The range of services covers the entire life cycle of electronic assemblies and devices: Beginning with engineering and rapid prototyping over mass production and final assembly till after sales services.

We focus on future markets which are fuelled by megatrends . Examples for these markets are Connectivity, Industry 4.0, E-Mobility, Healthcare and Energy. Numerous “smart” products of everyday life testify to our knowhow in this area. KATEK stands for technological leadership for more than 35 years. We enable electronics solutions for all of our customers, particularly when speed, flexibility and quality are required.

KATEK is part of the PRIMEPULSE Group, a technology-oriented holding company based in Munich, which actively supports the growth ambitions of its group companies.

In all our business activities, innovation and the environment play a vital role. It is hence important to us to act in a particularly sustainable manner. We take our responsibility as an innovation leader seriously and contribute to environmental protection with specific and effective measures.

We know that there is still a lot of potential for our innovative group to become even more sustainable and we are looking forward to successively tackling this challenge.

As a signatory of the UN Global Compact, we hereby underline our commitment to the 10 principles and the annual presentation of our progress in the area of sustainability.

KATEK Group is proud to be part of the UNGC initiative and to contribute to a sustainable future for all its stakeholders with its business activities.

Your management of the KATEK Group

Rainer Koppitz Dr. Johannes Fues

Co-Founder & CEO CFO

April 2021

Communication on Progress (COP)

Policies and Guidelines

Our approach to governance and sustainability is defined by central guidelines and policies, which you can see here.

Code of Conduct

In our role as a technology leader and employer for around 2,600 people, we feel a great responsibility for the environment and for future generations. In order to live up to this responsibility, our management has declared environmental protection to be an independent corporate objective. Together with our employees, we want to make an active contribution to sustainability, climate protection and resource conservation – for a future worth living.

Global warming is one of the greatest challenges of our time. In order to achieve the ambitious climate protection goals and to minimize the impact of global warming, we must noticeably reduce our energy consumption. We at KATEK are aware of this responsibility and make an active contribution to climate protection every day.

Our employees are our most important asset and the basis of our corporate success. The safety, health and motivation of our employees therefore enjoy the highest priority. At KATEK, our occupational health and safety policy has the same priority as profitability, quality, environmental and energy management.

Publications on the German Corporate Governance Code

The German Corporate Governance Code in the version of 16 December 2019, recommends the publication of the rules of procedure of the Supervisory Board (recommendation D.1). You can find the Rules of Procedure of the Supervisory Board here:

Rules of Procedure of the Supervisory Board of KATEK SE (German version only):

Joint Declaration of Conformity with the German Corporate Governance Code by the Management Board and Supervisory Board of KATEK SE pursuant to § 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)

The Management Board and Supervisory Board of KATEK SE declare pursuant to Section 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act that all recommendations of the Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code in the version of December 16, 2019, published in the Federal Gazette on March 20, 2020, have been complied with since the start of the stock exchange listing on May 04, 2021, with the exception of the recommendation in C.5 that the Management Board of a listed company should not chair the Supervisory Board of a non-group listed company.

The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of KATEK SE further declare pursuant to 161 AktG that all recommendations of the Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code in the version of December 16, 2019, published in the Federal Gazette on March 20, 2020, will be complied with, with the exception of the recommendation in C. 5 that the Management Board of a listed company should not chair the Supervisory Board of a listed company outside the Group.

Reasoning:
Mr. Rainer Koppitz is represented on the Supervisory Boards of NFON AG and CENIT AG, in both cases as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The Management Board and Supervisory Board of KATEK SE are of the opinion that these activities are compatible with his activities as Chairman of the Management Board of KATEK SE.

 

Munich, 24 September 2021

For the Board of Directors
For the Supervisory Board
Dr. Johannes Fues 
Klaus Weinmann
Rainer Koppitz