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Human Rights

K+S respects human rights

K+S conducts business in a manner that respects the human rights and dignity of everyone affected by our operations, i.e. employees, contractors and external stakeholders. We seek to implement our commitment through human rights due diligence in line with the UN Guiding Principles

We are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and our commitment to human rights is based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (Guiding Principles) and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Our approach is further informed by the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

We have started to implement human rights due diligence tailored to the company and our business activities, adopting a systematic approach. We consider five core elements:

  • Declaration of principles of respect for human rights
  • Procedures for identifying the human rights impact
  • Implementation of measures and review of their effectiveness
  • Reporting
  • Complaint mechanisms

Our commitment to human rights due diligence

Declaration of principles of respect for human rights

Procedures for identifying the human rights impact

Implementation of measures and review of their effectiveness

Reporting

Complaint mechanisms

By 2030 we aim to achieve the following target in the field of human rights:

We intend to implement human rights due diligence at all our sites (100 percent).