CORPORATE POLICY

Our conviction is that being quality-oriented, protecting the environment, being safety-conscious and risk-aware is a substantial success factor in global competition for our customers and for our company and its employees as a result.

Therefore, our company places the highest priority on ensuring the quality of our products and services and taking environmental and safety requirements into consideration. These are an integral part of our corporate philosophy.

To live up to this standard for the long term, we pledge to operate a management system in accordance with the DIN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14001 international standards and to integrate the requirements of workplace safety (specifically those in accordance with OHRIS) and to continuously evolve the system.

Furthermore, we fulfill all requirements of KTA 1401 (certification for nuclear power plants) and the standards of the ATEX directives applicable to us, including DIN EN ISO/IEC 80079-34 for explosion protection products.

MR wants to differentiate itself in the marketplace with the superior quality of its products and services, and thus of the superior quality of the underlying processes as well. Quality generally means meeting the requirements that are in place. The specific requirements are defined by the sales market, but also by the law and the corporate goals and objectives.

As an integral part of corporate policy, the quality policy is intended to contribute to systematically meeting requirements that are in place. The qualification and dedication of all employees is the prerequisite for a successful quality policy. Management has pledged to provide the resources required for this purpose.

Guidelines

Customer-oriented actions

The customer sets the benchmark for the quality of our products and services. The customer is the recipient of the respective good or service who is directly downstream in the process chain. We measure ourselves by the degree of customer satisfaction we attain and the customer benefit we generate. This also applies to services rendered in our name by dealers and in after-sales service.

Quality before quantity

The stringent requirements our customers place on the reliability of our products and services can be met only by mastering processes for the long term. Our quality capability is the result of stable processes, supported by tests to safeguard and monitor the influencing factors (such as people and machines).

Continuous improvement

Continuously improving products, services and processes (innovative force) offers the customer long-term added value over the competition and ensures corporate success. The required level of expertise and motivation of our employees makes a substantial contribution to keeping jobs safe. To do so, we use professional training programs developed in-house (professional training catalogs) as well as external programs.

Prevent defects, don't fix them

As part of our slogan "Prevent defects, don't fix them!" we not only concern ourselves with the defects themselves, but determine the causes methodically and eliminate them for the long term. Prevention is the supreme principle.

Zero defects when the customer receives the product

The objective of "zero defects when the customer receives the product" requires safety, reliability and stability throughout the entire process chain (from the supplier to the shipping department). The factors of quality, costs and deadlines determine our everyday efforts in striving towards optimum customer satisfaction. In order to accomplish this, we conduct surveys at defined cycles to determine customer satisfaction and to derive process and product improvements where necessary.

As a manufacturer of durable capital goods, we handle natural resources in a responsible manner within the boundaries of technical and economic possibilities.
Laws and regulations form the basis for our actions. As an integral part of corporate policy, the environmental policy is intended to contribute to systematically protecting the environment.

It must be oriented towards the derived corporate objectives and is binding for all employees.
Long-term protection of our environment is a binding corporate objective.

Guidelines

More than just legal assurance

We pledge to comply with laws and regulations for environmental protection. Where financially reasonable, we also want to make use of opportunities to protect the environment that go beyond this. We expect our suppliers and contractual partners to support us in this effort.

Preventive environmental protection

Where possible, the environmental responsibility of individual decisions is determined starting in the planning stage and taken into account as part of the overall evaluation. This applies specifically to planning investments, procedures and development. Preventing waste takes priority over disposing of it. Waste that cannot be avoided for technical or economic reasons is recycled where this is financially responsible; otherwise, it is disposed as stipulated by law.

Continuously reducing environmental impact

We strive to continuously improve corporate environmental protection. We measure the success of introduced measures accordingly and motivate our employees to treat natural resources, waste and emissions responsibly.

MR is conscious of its special social responsibility for its own employees, but also for those of customers and suppliers as well as other persons who have contact with our products and services. Our actions are based on laws and regulations for workplace safety, accident prevention and health protection.

As an integral part of corporate policy, safety policy is intended to contribute to systematically decreasing accident and health risks while people are on the MR corporate premises and while dealing with MR products and services. Accident protection and health protection are parts of our corporate target system derived from the corporate principles.

Guidelines

More than just complying with legal obligations

We pledge to comply with workplace safety laws and generally acknowledged guidelines of technology for accident prevention. In particular, we make use of all necessary and economically reasonable accident prevention measures to prevent harmful effects on the health of our employees.

Preventive workplace safety and health protection

Where possible, workplace safety and health protection aspects are determined starting in the planning stage and taken into account as part of the overall evaluation. This applies specifically to planning investments, procedures and development.

Zero accidents or occupational diseases

We strive to continuously improve our safety management system (in accordance with OHRIS). We measure the success of introduced measures accordingly and motivate our employees and other persons who work on company premises to exercise safety-conscious behavior.

"MR has defined target figures for the first compliance period (30 June 2017) defined in the law for the equal participation of women and men in management positions in private industry and in public services.

The company has set the target figure for the percentage of women on the management board for the period to 30 June 2017 at 0%. The percentage of women on the management board is currently 0%, which is why it was not necessary to comply with a minimum figure when determining the target figure. The determination of the target figure of 0% on the management board for the period under consideration is due to the fact that the validity period of the employment contracts of the managing directors extends beyond 30 June 2017.

The company has set the target figure for the percentage of women on the supervisory board for the period to 30 June 2017 at 0%. The percentage of women on the supervisory board is currently 0%, which is why it was not necessary to comply with a minimum figure when determining the target figure. The determination of the target figure of 0% on the supervisory board for the period under consideration is due to the fact that the members of the supervisory board have been voted into office for periods extending beyond 30 June 2017.

The company has set the target figure for the percentage of women at the first management level below the management board for the period to 30 June 2017 at a minimum of 0%. The first management level includes the appointed authorized officers.
The company has set the target figure for the percentage of women at the second management level below the management board for the period to 30 June 2017 at a minimum of 0%. The second management level includes the steering committee.

The percentage of women on both the management board and the supervisory board to 31 December 2016 is unchanged at 0%. The target figures to 30 June 2017 are currently met. The percentage of women at the first management level below the management board remains unchanged from the previous year at 17%, meaning that here, the target figure to 30 June 2017 has been met and exceeded. The percentage of women at the second management level is unchanged at 0%; the target figure is currently met."