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Human rights

  • Responsibility toward human rights in line with U.N. Guiding Principles on business and human rights
  • Member of Global Business Initiative on Human Rights
  • Systematic integration of human rights aspects in our entrepreneurial decision-making
  • External compliance hotlines receive 74 calls relating to human rights in 2012

As a founding member of the UN Global Compact, we are committed to our responsibility in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights. In 2012, we joined the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and conducted dialogs with our stakeholders on our responsibility toward human rights. We systematically integrate human rights aspects into our corporate decision-making and take them into account in our investment decisions – for example, in the construction of new plants. In 2012, our external compliance hotlines received 74 calls pertaining to this topic. Misconduct was identified in 19 cases and countermeasures were taken.