Just as we are committed to responsible and fair conduct towards our employees, customers and suppliers and local residents, we expect our suppliers to share these principles. This is why we at thyssenkrupp have developed our own supplier code of conduct, which clearly formulates our expectations on suppliers. The Supplier code of conduct based on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Compliance is checked after risk evaluation or random selection by intense Sustainability Audits.
Human rights, fair working conditions, environmental protection and the fight against corruption – these values are not only important within our Group. They also apply to our supply chain. At thyssenkrupp rothe erde, we are committed to the United Nations Global Compact. We have firmly integrated responsible action into our procurement processes and make our contract award decisions not only according to economic, technical and procedural criteria. Sustainability also plays an equally important role in the supplier management of thyssenkrupp rothe erde. We are continuously developing our processes further. In this way, we aim to increase transparency about the origin of raw materials and conflict minerals in order to identify risks at an early stage.