All new suppliers were assessed on human rights in 2015. We did not identify any suppliers with a significant, actual or potential negative human rights impact.
We carry out audits for suppliers posing an especially notable risk stemming from the crucial raw materials they supply or regarding problems that have come to light in the assessment. These audits cover human rights aspects among other topics. If suppliers don’t meet our defined standards, we jointly develop and implement improvement measures. If these standards are still not upheld after such attempts, the business relationship is terminated as a last resort.