We are convinced that entrepreneurial success can only last in harmony with respect for human rights and environmental standards. We therefore take our corporate responsibility to respect human rights and environmental standards seriously. Through a risk-based management approach, human rights as well as environmental risks can be identified, addressed through appropriate preventive measures and, if a risk occurs, corrected through appropriate remedial action.
Despite our efforts, the diversity of our business activities and our complex international supply chains can mean that social and environmental risks are not identified in good time and lead to grievances. In order to fulfill our corporate duty of care in these cases as well, we have established several reporting channels through which indications of violations of human rights or environmental obligations or risks in this regard can be reported to us.