Duty of care along global supply chains

Our decisions have an impact on the conditions under which people work. Carefully selected suppliers and sustainable supply chains are key components of our purchasing policy and sustainability management. Close and long-term cooperation with our partners is the basis for our ability to be effective for the people in the country of manufacture.

The German Supply Chain Sustainability Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz, LkSG) makes this responsibility binding for German companies and thus creates an awareness of respect for human rights in global supply chains.

We are expressly committed to respecting and protecting human rights and the environment and to complying with the relevant legal requirements. We expect our business partners to share, respect, comply with and apply the principles and requirements set out in our Code of Conduct for Business Partners.

Reports of human rights and environmental risks or violations can be sent to the complaints office at the following e-mail address

In our rules of procedure (see below), the most important information on the complaints procedure is presented in a clear, comprehensible and transparent manner.

You can find our rules of procedure for the complaints procedure here