Human rights, fair working conditions, environmental protection and the battle against corruption – these are values that we hold high within our Group and throughout our supply chain. We at thyssenkrupp are committed to the United Nations Global Compact.
In order to manufacture and provide our products and service solutions, we source raw materials, goods and services globally and expect our suppliers to meet the highest standards of sustainability, both at their own companies and within their local and global supply chains. In this context, we place a special focus on continuously improving working conditions, protecting human rights and the environment, as well as fair conduct and sustainable business practices within the supply chain. Another focus of our sustainability activities is reducing carbon emissions along the entire product life cycle, from development and production to recycling. We have laid down the standards we demand of ourselves in terms of fairness, integrity and sustainability in the thyssenkrupp Code of Conduct.
We have tightly integrated responsible business practices into our procurement processes. Contract award decisions are made not only in accordance with legal, financial, technical, and procedural criteria, but also on the basis of social, environmental and ethical criteria. That is why sustainability plays an important role at thyssenkrupp in our collaboration with suppliers. The thyssenkrupp Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) addresses our expectations of suppliers and their subcontractors on the basis of legal requirements, comparable regulations in other countries, international agreements and principles and our own sustainability standards. The SCoC will be refined and updated by thyssenkrupp as soon as any new material sustainability requirements make this necessary.