Evonik looks at human rights at all stages in the value chain, including suppliers, its own processes, and customer applications. Our actions are based on the Code of Conduct for Evonik employees, our Global Social Policy, and the Executive Board’s Policy Statement on Human Rights.
The demands made on our suppliers are set out in a separate code of conduct. We regularly check compliance through our supplier validation and evaluation processes.
In fall 2017, we introduced a new whistleblower system to supplement our established system for reporting compliance violations. This is operated by an independent third party on behalf of Evonik and enables employees and third parties (e. g., local residents, suppliers, customers) to report suspected breaches of human rights. The Corporate Responsibility Division examines all allegations.
We have developed are human rights risk map for Evonik on the basis of a wide range of human rights indicators. This will form the basis for further preventive measures.
In June 2017, we organized a stakeholder dialogue on industrial responsibility and human rights.
In addition, Evonik has stepped up its commitment to the German Global Compact Network and has been a member of the steering committee since fall 2017.
You will find the Policy Statement on Human Rights here: