As a company, Covestro is committed to respecting human rights based on the United Nations' guiding principles for business and human rights. We openly acknowledge our responsibility to respect human rights throughout the Covestro Group, in subsidiaries and in global supply and value chains and to prevent human rights violations.
The principles of our human rights diligence are formulated in various voluntary commitments, in corporate guidelines and in our Suppliers Code of Conduct. This code sets out the main international conventions and principles as the basis for our actions. We expect the conduct of our employees and business partners worldwide to comply with these basic principles.
An essential part of our human rights diligence concerns zero tolerance of child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.
Covestro has long integrated human rights aspects into its various management systems within the company. These include aspects in the areas of safety, procurement, product responsibility, compliance and human resources policy.