Code of Honour

The GWW Code of Honour: demonstrating professionalism and responsibility

Congratulations on becoming a PSI member. Among other benefits, you're now entitled to download the Code of Honour issued by the German umbrella association of the promotional products industry, the Gesamtverband der Werbeartikelwirtschaft (GWW). That's because PSI members, by the mere act of joining PSI, have already qualified as exemplary companies in the promotional merchandise sector. As such, they more than others are called upon to implement through their everyday corporate activities the objectives embodied by the Code of Honour. Doing so isn't just good for business; it also enhances the image of the promotional products industry, which is defined in large parts by the demeanour and actions exhibited by industry players.

PSI member companies pledge to adhere to the principles spelled out in the Code of Honour for the following areas of concern: equal opportunity employment/non-discrimination, ethical business practices, competition law/protection of registered designs, anti-corruption, eschewal of hazardous substances, social legislation, environmental protection, data protection and quality standards. Thus, PSI members are highly responsible, professional enterprises with an important role to play as models to the outside world.

Since these principles are binding for all the members of GWW umbrella association as well as their member companies - meaning also for you - you should keep the text of the Code of Honour easily accessible at all times: as a checklist for your own business but also to document your high standards to your business partners.