Global Compact in the Supply Chain

As a member of the worldwide Global Compact initiative of the United Nations, we have committed ourselves to implementing its principles in our supply chain. We share the corresponding code of conduct with our suppliers on our purchasing platform, among other places, where they can sign the voluntary initiative. A total of 480 companies have done so since 2010, with 161 signing it in 2014. When we visit suppliers, we conduct audits to ensure that they are adhering to the voluntary commitments. In 2014, we audited 21 companies in India, Poland, and the U.S.