17. Human Rights

The company discloses what measures it takes, strategies it pursues and targets it sets for itself and for the supply chain for ensuring that human rights are respected globally and that forced and child labour as well as all forms of exploitation are prevented. Information should also be provided on the results of the measures and on any relevant risks.

Supply chain responsibility is a key field of action in our CR Policy. We formulate our requirements for the supply chain and products in our purchasing policies, among other documents.  

We require ourselves and our suppliers to comply with the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is based on numerous international agreements including the core conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations (UN). This enshrines all eleven central employee rights, including the right to safety in the workplace and proper pay. It also excludes discrimination, child labour and forced labour. Compliance with the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct is monitored and evaluated by on-site inspections (audits). All production facilities that are commissioned by our suppliers must present a valid amfori BSCI audit or SA8000 certification.  

Our resource-specific purchasing policies, our social standards in the supply chain and further binding regulations apply to both new and existing suppliers alike. By using recognised external certification systems, we create the greatest possible transparency. Depending on the certification, the focal point may be reviewing and improving social practices or environmental components.  

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