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25 May, 2012A declaration on Principles of Social Responsibility exists with German-based engineering company GEA, specialized in process technology, thermal and energy technology as well as air treatment and dairy farm systems.

The agreement acknowledges the company’s social responsibility, its support of and compliance with "internationally accepted human rights", and the basic right of all employees to establish and join unions and employee representations.

Amongst other items, the GFA stipulates that ILO Conventions No. 87 (Freedom of Association) and No. 98 (Right to Collective Bargaining) will be respected.

GEA headquarters are located in the GEA Center in Bochum, Germany. The company employs almost 60% of its staff outside Germany.