As a company that operates all across the globe, we – the ElringKlinger Group – accept our responsibility to protect human rights and comply with the associated environmental standards. This applies not just to our own business activities but also our entire supply chain, and in particular our immediate suppliers. The measures we take in this respect are aligned with internationally recognised standards and guidelines.
The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz) sets out specific requirements for companies and the wider supply chain in terms of assuming corporate responsibility for respect for human rights. This policy statement explains the principles and methods that guide us as we comply with the legal requirements and in further-reaching measures. We are playing our part in helping to protect human rights and ensure we have a world worth living in, both today and for many generations to come. As part of this approach, we identify potential risks and then derive and take corresponding preventative steps to rule out human rights violations and environmental damage.
We do not accept violations of the principles, norms and standards that guide us. Instead, we call for an immediate end to these situations and the necessary remedial measures. This requires us and our business partners to maintain strong collaborations based on mutual respect and trust. We will provide regular, public reports about the progress we are making and the challenges we are facing as we take the necessary action, and will work continuously to live up to our responsibilities in this respect.