Human rights due diligence at LEONI

The respect and protection of human rights are among the non-negotiable foundations of a responsible way of doing business that is successful in the long term. LEONI is committed to the respect of human rights and seeks to not only avoid and punish violations of these rights along the entire value chain but to have a positive impact on the general human rights situation on its markets. For this purpose, 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 as well as the ILO Core Labor Standards and the Principles of the UN Global Compact.

LEONI has implemented a human rights risk management system to comply with human rights due diligence, which includes the following processes:


For questions and concerns, please contact LEONI AG, Corporate Compliance, Marienstraße 7, 90402 Nürnberg, Germany, or the Corporate Compliance help desk: 

Phone: +49 911 2023-184

Policy statement by the Executive Board on the respect of human rights

We are convinced that our business can only be successfully implemented through long-term and responsible action. It is therefore particularly important to LEONI that human rights are respected and upheld in all areas throughout the Group worldwide. In our policy statement as well as in our statement on the UK Modern Slavery Act, we express the importance of human rights at LEONI and their high priority.

UK Modern Slavery Act Statement

Reporting and communication

We record our due diligence for the protection of human rights in our internal and external reporting. For example, these are recorded internally in various policies and work instructions. Our responsibility for human rights are published in the LEONI Sustainability Report, in our annual Communication on Progress on the UN Global Compact (CoP) and the statement on the UK Modern Slavery Act as well as in the Policy Statement.

Risk analysis to identify and assess human rights risks

With the help of a structured risk analysis, we systematically check which business sites can be at increased risk of potential human rights violations or environmental damage. This risk analysis is carried out event-driven and annually in order to better identify potential risks of human rights violations in the future. Beyond our own business units, risk analysis of our business partners is carried out in the form of a supplier screening.

Whistleblower system

Through our whistleblower system, everyone has the opportunity to report, among other matters, human rights risks or violations of human rights-related obligations. The whistleblower system is accessible both via the intranet and publicly via our website. Reports that reach us in other ways are also processed according to the same principles and processes. Every reported case of possible misconduct is carefully investigated and confirmed violations are appropriately punished where necessary.

Monitoring and effectiveness test

Our human rights risk management system are regularly monitored by the Human Rights Officer and adjusted as necessary. The Executive Board is regularly informed of the results.

The effectiveness of our preventive and remedial measures as well as our complaints procedure is reviewed once a year and event-driven.

Implementation and follow-up of prevention and support measures

In the event of increased risks or a specific suspected case of a human rights violation, which we either record with our human rights risk analysis or which reaches us through our complaint channels, we carefully examine the facts of the case and initiate any necessary preventive or remedial measures to prevent or end the violation or minimize its extent.