Supplier Code of Conduct and Commitment to Global Compact

  • Lead Buyers and project leaders are acting in all cases on behalf of ALTANA ("We act as one company!")
  • Fairness characterizes the nature of our relationship with suppliers.
  • Personal relationships do not have any influence on our business decisions.
  • In all our purchasing activities we behave in line with ALTANA corporate code of conduct and ALTANA compliance guidelines.

Being partner of ALTANA means ?

  • transparent communication preferable in English,
  • open discussions,
  • careful handling of ideas and
  • sharing of results.

ALTANA is member of United Nations Global Compact". Therefore our suppliers have to commit to the Global Compact's 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption:

Human Rights:

Businesses should ...

  • Principle 1: support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
  • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour Standards:

Businesses should uphold ...

  • Principle 3: the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
  • Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor; and
  • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Businesses should ...

  • Principle 7: support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.