Taking Responsibility for Human Rights throughout the Value Chain
We actively uphold human rights along our entire value
chain. Within this area, we perceive the main risks to human rights are lying most
of all in the upstream supply chain. Therefore, in our internal and external
Codes of Conduct (CoC) we have integrated corresponding binding policies. By
this we require both our employees and our business partners to uphold and promote
human rights ever since.
Our own business activities and the cooperation with our business partners are based on the following principles and guidelines:
- The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- The Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
- The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
- All applicable country-specific laws and statutory requirements.
With our commitment to the UN Global Compact we further emphasize our belief and commitment to support human rights and that we actively promote its Ten Principles in any of our own companies as well as in our business partners’ organizations.