Responsibility for and implementation of due diligence obligations for the protection of human rights and the environment in accordance with the Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz) is an integral part of the overarching sustainability strategy and goals of thyssenkrupp Materials Services.
The new "Act on Corporate Due Diligence for the Prevention of Human Rights Violations in Supply Chains" (LkSG) came into force in Germany on January 1, 2023.
Our understanding of these due diligence obligations is anchored in our policy statement (available in German only) as well as in the thyssenkrupp Code of Conduct and the thyssenkrupp Supplier Code of Conduct.
On this page you will find comprehensive information, training materials, downloads and links to the Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (LkSG) (German only) and and its relevance for thyssenkrupp Materials Services. All thyssenkrupp methods, processes and systems specifically designed to ensure compliance with the LkSG requirements are referred to simply as "SCA", short for "Supply Chain Act".
Our SCA processes will continue to be consistently monitored and adjusted as needed.
As an international industrial and technology company with over 200 years of history, thyssenkrupp bears a social responsibility. Our sustainable economic success is based on innovative strength, technological competence, quality and customer orientation. Strict compliance with applicable rules and laws forms the basis for our responsible actions. Compliance therefore takes top priority.
This means that we are committed to good working conditions worldwide, particularly in the areas of human rights and environmental protection, and that we expect certain principles and standards to be applied in our supply chains by suppliers and our business partners.
Serious information helps us to counteract violations at an early stage and to reduce reputational harm to our company, our employees and our business partners. Therefore, we take you and your concerns seriously! All thyssenkrupp employees, as well as customers, suppliers and other third parties, have the opportunity to submit reports.
We safeguard the interests of whistleblowers not only by setting up a secure whistleblower system, but also by promising to treat the reports we receive in confidence, and taking all measures necessary to protect well-intentioned whistleblowers against suffering any disadvantages due to making a report. They can also submit reports completely anonymously, if legally permissible. More information on the procedure for using the whistleblower system at thyssenkrupp can be found in the rules of procedure.
The persons entrusted with managing of the thyssenkrupp Group's whistleblower system offer a guarantee of impartiality; they are independent, not bound by instructions, and are sworn to secrecy.
Please note: The whistleblower system is not an emergency service! Please do not use the reporting channels of the whistleblower system to report an immediate threat of serious or fatal injury, impairment to health or damage to property, because the reporting channels are not designed for this purpose. If necessary, inform the relevant authorities, such as the fire department or police, or the responsible in-house security department.
Violations of the law and misconduct involving a company of the thyssenkrupp Group can be reported – anonymously if desired – via our whistleblower system.
For more information, visit the page for the whistleblower system.