Fun­damen­tal rights

More than 95 percent of our employees work within the European Union (EU). The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and legislation governing the protection of workers in the member states of the EU guarantee a high level of basic rights. As a result of these rules and others that additionally exist in Germany, workers’ rights are subject to high, legally-binding standards.
We are committed to observing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the core labour standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as well as the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
This involves adherence to the following four principles:

  • The freedom of association and right to collective bargaining
  • The prohibition of forced labour
  • The elimination of exploitative forms of child labour
  • Non-discrimination in employment
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