14. Employment Rights

The company reports on how it complies with nationally and internationally recognised standards relating to employee rights as well as on how it fosters staff involvement in the company and in sustainability management, what goals it has set itself in this regard, what results it has achieved thus far and where it sees risks.

Anhalt Logistics has no subsidiaries in risk countries. The headquarters are located in Northern Germany and subsidiaries are only located in Germany. We comply with the German and European laws, regulations and directives in force. For this reason, we currently do not deem a concept regarding goals about employee rights necessary.

The Anhalt Code of Conduct applies to all our employees.
Code of Conduct pdf September 2019.pdf (1.53 MB)

We have chosen DIN ISO 26000 as the standard for compliance with employees' rights and set up a checklist containing all requirements that also concern employees' rights. Since 2019, we will use this checklist for internal and external audits.
Audit checklist DIN ISO 26000 September 2019.pdf (446.91 KB)

Motivated employees provide the basis of the success of our company. The compliance with the laws in force is self-evident. We advocate health protection and occupational safety. Our occupational health and safety practitioner supports us in this regard.

We do not deploy temporary workers.

Since we do not operate in high-risk countries, comply with the legal requirements concerning employees' rights and provide our employees with the best possible training, we currently do not see any specific risks arising from our business relationships, business activities or services. Also, in the course of meetings, no such risks were identified.

Our company sports group offers various events throughout the year:

Once a year, there is an anniversary celebration for our jubilarians. We have many long-term employees and had more than 50 jubilarians to celebrate with in 2019.

We have our own canteen in our headquarters in the rural Rehm-Flehde-Bargen to provide our employees with lunch.

Annual surveys on our employees’ training needs take place. We take up the proposals and promote the further education of our employees.

We recruit trainees in the following fields and gladly hire them.
Many employees are already involved in sustainability management; e.g. employees from the areas:
As we are only active in Europe and not in risk countries, we do not consider a concept in the area of employee rights to be necessary at present. Nevertheless, we consider the topic of sustainability to be very important. This is another reason why we will involve all employees in sustainability management in the future, following the publication of this sustainability report and active participation in the "Ecovaids" evaluation platform, in which we report on the following topics. For the 2019 reporting period, we were able to achieve a "Silver" rating with Ecovadis. The publication period will be around the end of February 2021 for the 2019 report, with a review period at Ecovadis of approximately 9 to 12 weeks.
 

Environment
Employees' & Human rights
Ethics
  • energy consumption & greenhouse gases
  • water
  • biodiversity
  • regional & accidental environmental pollution
  • raw materials, chemicals & waste
  • product use
  • end of product life
  • customer health & safety
  • environmental services & lobby
  • employee health & safety
  • working conditions
  • social dialogue
  • career management & training
  • child-, forced labor & human trafficking
  • diversity, discrimination & harassment
  • human rights of external stakeholders
  • corruption
  • anti-competitive practices
  • responsible information management

Sustainable procurement
  • environmental practices of suppliers
  • social practices of suppliers