We are committed to value-based governance. Trust, openness and optimism shape our actions. Long-term thinking and honest, open communication are important to us. Compliance with legal requirements is the basis of our business ethics.

Get in touch

Our goal for sustainable governance

Compliance with legal and internal regulations, as well as with principles of conduct, is an essential prerequisite for the continued existence of the company. The conduct of every employee reflects on W&H. It shapes the interaction within the company, the perception of customers and partners, and the long-term reputation of W&H in the market. Compliance with the law is the foundation for that – beyond this, W&H is synonymous with honesty, reliability and equal partnership. Trust, openness and optimism define our actions. W&H is committed to being an innovative market leader.The independence embedded in our guiding principles allows for sustainable governance and puts long-term goals ahead of maximizing profits in the short term.


As a family-owned company, W&H is focused on long-term success.This includes conservative financial management with a solid capital base that ensures our independence. Our shareholders form a long-standing connection with W&H spanning generations.

As a family-owned company, W&H is focused on the long term, with the aim of ensuring the company’s autonomy and independence. The foundation for this is provided by stable financing with a high equity ratio, which has been consistently increased along with growth in recent years. W&H works with professional financial partners and maintains a long-standing, trusting relationship with them. This keeps the risks for the company to a minimum. In addition, maximum stability is ensured so that even difficult phases can be withstood.

Business ethics

We act legally at all times. Moreover, we are a reliable and honest partner for customers and service providers, and our word can be relied upon.

Compliance with legal and internal regulations, but also with value-based principles of conduct, is an integral requirement for the continued existence of the company. Every employee represents the company and the values of the W&H guiding principles.


We regularly report our progress on sustainability to our stakeholders. We base our results on measurable and comparable KPIs where possible.

Want to read more? Read our Sustainability Reports