Goal 10

Reduce inequality within and among countries

The concept of “Sharing Values” is a primary guiding principle for our business: We create value for all parties by integrating the interests of our stakeholders at every level of the corporate value chain. Fair employee remuneration regardless of gender is a matter of course for us. In many countries, wage agreements govern remuneration. By means of pay categories, we ensure that differences for equal work are ruled out. For those employees not covered by wage agreements, our job grade model ensures transparency and fairness of remuneration.

At the same time, we also create value for our suppliers and their employees by relying on close and continuous cooperation and social and ecological commitment locally. In this way, we make a direct contribution to promoting value on a local level.

We don’t compromise when it comes to our principles: Even when our products are based on local customer desires, our standards regarding quality, environmental protection and work safety are applied around the world and are not negotiable.