Human Rights

Responsible handling of human rights and the environment

We strongly believe that social responsibility is a key factor in terms of the company’s long-term success. Respecting human rights and observing fundamental social principles have always been essential elements of LEONI’s value-based approach to corporate governance.

Respecting and protecting human rights is one of the non-negotiable foundations of responsible and successful long-term business practices. We are committed to respecting human rights and pursue the goal of not only avoiding and punishing violations of these rights along the entire value chain, but also positively influencing the general human rights situation in our markets.

To this end, LEONI takes various measures that are closely aligned with legal requirements and internationally recognized standards such as the International Bill of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the ILO Core Labour Standards and the principles of the UN Global Compact.

Human Rights Risk Management System

LEONI is committed to acting responsibly towards people and the environment. Observing human and environmental rights is an ongoing process. LEONI has therefore implemented a Human Rights Risk Management System to comply with Human Rights Due Diligence, which includes the following processes:

Our responsibility for respecting human rights covers not only our own sites, but also our supply chain and our business partners. Our internal regulations as well as our Code of Conduct and the Code of Conduct for Business Partners anchor our principles of conduct and set our expectations regarding compliance with human rights and environmental aspects. We want to identify and assess any human rights violations as early as possible and take responsible measures to end the violation or risk.

Our measures to comply with Human Rights Due Diligence Obligations

The implementation of specific measures is subject to constant review and further development depending on continually changing conditions. To this end, we have implemented a Risk Management System that includes the following measures in compliance with the Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains.