The respect for Human Rights is a core value at thyssenkrupp. We are committed to the International Bill on Human Rights of the United Nations and its implementation throughout the whole Group. Our commitment is supported by our signature to 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
The commitment to respect Human Rights is included in several different policies and regulations, starting with the thyssenkrupp Code of Conduct. It is the highest frame of reference for all managers and employees in the thyssenkrupp Group and includes all basic principles and rules with respect to responsible and ethical conduct towards persons inside and outside of the Group.
In addition Human Rights are addressed in other policies and regulations, especially in
In the thyssenkrupp AG a cross-functional working group is responsible for evaluating the relevant requirements towards thyssenkrupp with regard to Human Rights and to develop recommendations for policies and processes. The working group consists of the functions Legal, Compliance, Procurement & Supply Management, Human Resources Strategy, Communications as well as Technology, Innovation & Sustainability.
thyssenkrupp has implemented several processes to support the respect for Human Rights:
thyssenkrupp participates in working groups and best-practice-exchange with regard to business and human rights at econsense, the German Global Compact Network as well as several associations and organizations.