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.

Compliance with human rights is a matter of course for us. This is anchored in our Code of Conduct.  

We have taken DIN ISO 26000 as a basis to check our company against the criteria of this standard using a checklist. For 2019, we have gone through this checklist, as certification according to this standard is not possible.  

In the management review, we report and if necessary, our activities are reviewed and adjusted. However, there were no deviations in the areas of "violation of human rights".  

We do not see any risks with regard to the violation of human rights, as we do not operate in high-risk countries. As we do not currently see any need for action at this level, we are not currently pursuing an overarching management concept - for this reason, no objectives and measures - with the exception of the DIN ISO 26000 checklist - have been formulated.

1. Human rights policy statement

a.) We have our own code of conduct, encompassing the ILO’s core labor standards. Every employee is asked to comply with the code of conduct. All new employees receive a training on the code of conduct (and thus on complying with human rights) and are informed about our expected compliance.
Code of Conduct pdf September 2019.pdf (1.53 MB)

b.) The company management adopts all the publications of the company. All employees can access the code of conduct via the Intranet.

c.) Anhalt Logistics has a CSR officer. The code of conduct will be published on our website as soon as the sustainability report is published.

d.) The company management approve all company publications. In addition, there is a CSR officer.

e.) Employees can access the code of conduct via the Intranet. In addition, it is present at all locations in order to make sure that every employee can access it.

2. Procedures for the identification of actual or potential adverse impact on human rights.

a.) Anhalt Logistics does only operate throughout Germany and Europe. There are no activities in high-risk countries. Therefore, no human rights risks can be analyzed.

b.) For our business activity, no especially vulnerable groups of people are relevant, since we do not operate in high-risk countries.

c.) Human rights risks and its ability to counter these itself is assessed as minor.

d.) There are no human rights risks that should be integrated into the risk management of our company.

3. Measures to review effectiveness / Element: grievance mechanism

a.) All new employees receive training on the upholding of human rights in the course of the training on the code of conduct.

b.) Upholding of human rights is checked by means of the checklist of DIN ISO 26000.

c.) Internal grievance mechanisms and clearly assigned responsibilities within the company are illustrated in the organigram.

d.) A newly established whistle-blowing mechanism is only available for our employees, but not for our suppliers since we only cover the service sector and are not involved in e.g. manufacturing activities.

4. Human rights due diligence obligations in the value chain

a) We only have a code of conduct for our employees. Since we only cover the service sector, we are not involved in product manufacturing, for example.  

b) As we only have business partners in Germany and Europe who do not violate human rights, we do not see any human rights risks. Capital market-oriented companies with which we are in business partnership report themselves on the topic of sustainability; here we see corresponding reports on the occasion of the supplier evaluation.  

c) Supplier companies (e.g. commercial vehicle suppliers) are equity-oriented companies and submit their own reports on the subject of sustainability. These reports are viewed on the occasion of the supplier evaluation. These supplier companies are mainly based in Germany and Europe, not in risk countries, and comply with human rights.  

d) Our supplier companies (example: commercial vehicle suppliers) must comply with German and European legislation; we see no risk of human rights violations.   e) There are no supplier companies in risk countries, seats only in Germany and Europe, as previously described.   f) There have been no cases of human rights violations in the past and in 2019, therefore there is no concept for redress.