Observing human rights is a key topic for us, our customers, investors and society. As part of our impact measurement, we look at the topic both within our Group and in our supply chain.
The following diagram illustrates the positive impact that can be achieved in both our value chain and society through our commitment to human rights.
Reduced working hours in Brazil
A Human Rights Impact Assessment was carried out at our business unit in Brazil in 2018. It identified working hours as a relevant topic.
As a result of the review, we have agreed upon improvement measures. Our impact assessment looked at the correlations between working hours and mental and physical stress as well as accident rate, productivity and work-life balance. It shows chances that the through the Human Rights Assessments identified measures can have a positive impact on the local community beyond the workforce. In particular, we were able to discern a positive impact on SDGs 3 and 8 and on the recommendations of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.