We have defined clear responsibilities and internal policies for the implementation of our risk-based management approach to the protection of human rights. We also manage this topic in compliance with globally applicable guidelines and reference frameworks. Where appropriate, we work together with selected partners and industry associations and continuously further develop our due diligence approach.
Standards and principles
- the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- the International Pact on Civil and Political Rights
- the International Pact on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
- the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
- the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
- the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
- the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
- the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights
Implementation in corporate guidelines
- Free choice of employment
- Condemnation of child labour
- Equal opportunity and a ban on discrimination Freedom of association and the right to engage in collective bargaining Health management and occupational safety
- Fair remuneration, working times, and social benefits
Group-wide training courses
Membership of associations
- UN Global Compact
: Mercedes-Benz Group is a member of the LEAD group and takes part in two so-called Action Platforms (Decent Work in Global Supply Chains and Reporting).
- German Global Compact Network
: Mercedes-Benz Group is the sponsor for human rights issues and a member of the steering committee.
– forum for sustainable development: Mercedes-Benz Group is the sponsor for human rights issues and a member of the Supply Chains working group.
- World Business Council for Sustainable Development
(WBCSD): As a member, Mercedes-Benz Group takes part in the Business & Human Rights Project