Daimler is committed to upholding human rights, which is why we support the proliferation of such rights wherever possible and allow human rights issues to influence investment decisions. Reference texts include the ILO’s Tripartite Declaration Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy as well as the OECD Guidelines. Much of the content of these documents has been adopted in Daimler’s own guidelines for conducting business. Such content can also be found in our Integrity Code and Principles of Social Responsibility. In addition, Daimler is a signatory to the ten principles of the Global Compact.
Our suppliers need to act in an ethically correct manner as well. That’s why the global Daimler supplier portal contains our Environmental Guidelines, Principles of Social Responsibility, Integrity Code, and other information related to compliance issues. We realize that much work still needs to be done to raise awareness of human rights in many regions of the world, and that we must insist upon adherence to our social policy standards. Daimler cooperates with partners such as the World Employee Committee to rectify any human rights violations. We also plan to work with other automakers to develop effective guidelines for the supplier sector.