Society

Social responsibility is an integral part of our holistic understanding of sustainability. We are aware of the complex environmental, social and economic challenges that are driven in particular by globalization, climate change, and the increasing pace of technological development, which cause divisions in society and social tensions. To meet this challenge, we have defined specific initiatives both within and beyond our value chain and cluster them in two focus fields.

For Employees along our entire Value Chain

For Employees along our entire Value Chain

We take responsibility for the wellbeing of everyone working in our entire value chain. In particular, we demand and promote adherence to human rights. This includes employees’ health and safety just as much as fair working conditions and transparent, respectful cooperation that takes diversity into account and creates inclusive working environments.

For an Inclusive Society

For an Inclusive Society

Beyond our own value chain we will support locally relevant initiatives that aim at encouraging and enabling the well-being, sense of belonging and voluntary social participation of all members of society. Thereby we will contribute to fostering an inclusive and thus more cohesive society. We will engage in two fields to begin with, “Children and youth development” and “Fighting the stigma of skin ailments”, and add further fields later.