Ethical standards for suppliers

At Klüber Lubrication, we have clear and non-negotiable requirements for responsible behaviour towards mankind and the environment. These requirements are anchored in our Ethical Standards and cover various dimensions, including social, health, safety, environmental and economic aspects. Our Ethical Standards are primarily based on international agreements and principles such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organisation (ILO) guidelines and the UN Global Compact. These standards are not only a commitment for us, but also the basis for how we work with our suppliers.

The importance of our Ethical Standards for suppliers

Adherence to our Ethical Standards is a prerequisite for being approved as a supplier to Klüber Lubrication. These standards are non-negotiable and form the backbone of our business relationship. We expect our suppliers to share the same high standards and values we have committed ourselves to.

Our Ethical Standards for suppliers

Ecovadis rating as part of our risk management

In line with our commitment to sustainability and ethical sourcing, we reserve the right to further assess our suppliers through Ecovadis. This assessment enables us to better understand the social and environmental impact of our supply chain and ensure that our suppliers meet our standards. This is an important step in our risk management process to ensure that our business partners share our values and principles.

Your participation in the Ecovadis rating

When we invite you to take part in the Ecovadis assessment, we expect your active participation. Your cooperation is essential to ensure that our supply chain is ethical and sustainable. Please understand that refusal to participate may result in the termination of our business relationship. We see this as a shared responsibility between our company and our suppliers to ensure a positive impact on people and the environment.

For more information on the Ecovadis assessment, click here.

Responsibility and transparency: reporting irregularities

We encourage all employees, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders to report any suspicions or misconduct. This will help protect our values and ensure that we act with integrity and transparency as an organization. For more information, please contact the Ethics Office of our parent company Freudenberg. 

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