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Declaration of Principles on Respect for Human Rights

Our commitment to human rights


We have a clear and unequivocal commitment to respect all internationally recognised human rights.

This principle forms the binding framework for all our employees. Furthermore, we do not only consider ourselves, our suppliers and our service providers, but also the employees in our supply chains. We expect our business partners who supply us to comply with applicable laws and human rights conventions. Violations are not tolerated by us and are consistently pursued.

As a company, we see it as our responsibility to strengthen human rights and prevent human rights violations. We respect all aspects of internationally recognised human rights. This includes, in particular, discrimination, occupational health and safety, freedom of association, fair pay, working hours, child labour and forced labour.

We recognise that due diligence on human rights in our own business operations and in our supply and value chains is an ongoing process.

Our management is responsible for the implementation of and compliance with this "Statement of Principles on Respect for Human Rights". It oversees the implementation of and compliance with our statement.

Our approach to implementing, managing and reviewing human rights issues is based on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). In terms of content, our approach is based in particular on the following internationally applicable standards, guidelines and frameworks:


  • United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN UDHR)
  • Conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on labour and social standards
  • Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CNC)
  • United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (UN-CEDAW)
  • Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


We are convinced that these must be socially self-evident in our values, but also that entrepreneurial success is only possible in the long run if human rights are recognised and protected.