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Code of Conduct

Our Guiding Principles

Mother Nature endows humanity with foods in great variety and from every corner of the world. We deliver these reliably to our customers in Germany, across Europe and beyond. This has been the nucleus of our mission and our passion since 1925.

We are a family-owned business in the Hanseatic tradition. Since the days of our founder Henry Lamotte our philosophy has been the continuous creation of structures that are built to last. Therefore we view all resources as instruments to be used and not to be depleted. We view our customers, our suppliers, our service providers, our own work, all material and financial means, and especially Nature’s resources, as fundamental and irreplaceable origins of value and these remain precious to us.

We see the international food industry being confronted with serious challenges of sustaina-bility. In the coming decades our society will have to define itself by providing a rapidly-grow-ing world population with healthy food based on sustainable food systems. It is our ambition to work proactively towards solutions and to be a leading agent of change within our markets. Together with our trusted business partners we are on a quest for new paths. Above all, we have the conviction that the challenges in front of us also provide a multitude of mutually-beneficial opportunities.

Through international trade we enjoy the diversities of the world and learn to develop mutual understanding from one person to another and between different cultures. However, a fair balance of interests will always be the main requirement and we will continue to stand up for this belief in the future by emphasising that “free trade must be fair trade”.

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