On our doorstep
Attacks on freedom of opinion, religion or assembly, discrimination against people who think or love differently: All that also happens right on our doorstep. Not only does each and every one of us have a duty to respect human rights –companies must also play their part. And there is a lot that they can do, whether it concerns health and safety at work, living wages, anti-discrimination or enforcing the ban on child and forced labor. In 2011, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights were adopted. They call on companies to systematically examine the impact of their business activities on human rights. In addition, companies should prevent, reduce or, where necessary, provide remediation for negative consequences. As an international company, we are committed to protecting human rights, within our company and beyond. We are expressly committed to the UN Guiding Principles and have developed a human rights program to meet the requirements.