In our Integrity Code and our Principles of Social Responsibility and Human Rights, we commit ourselves to respect and uphold all internationally recognized human rights within our company and also in our supply chain. As a responsible company, Mercedes-Benz Group is committed, among other things, to implementing the International Bill of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
The human rights standards we consider to be most relevant in the corporate context include: Freedom of assembly and association, prevention of child labour, free choice of employment, fair remuneration, working hours and social benefits, the prevention of discrimination and equal opportunities as well as health and safety at the workplace.
To this end we have developed a due diligence approach in the form of the Mercedes-Benz Human Rights Respect System (HRRS). The HRRS is unique in our industry. The HRRS is designed to identify and avoid risks and possible negative effects of our business activities on human rights early on. It is applied both in our supply chains as well as in our companies in which we are the majority shareholder.