Our employees make the difference
The international LEONI Group supports and promotes the observance of human rights and compliance with recognised labour standards at our 79 subsidiaries in 32 countries. Starting with our LEONI Social Charter in 2003, this was followed in 2007 by the LEONI Code of Ethics, the signing of the Diversity Charter in 2010 and accession to the UN Global Compact in 2011.
The LEONI Social Charter
In April 2003, LEONI AG became one of the first companies in the world to draw up a Social Charter. Our “Declaration of Social Rights and Industrial Relationships” applies not just to our parent company but to all businesses in the LEONI Group. Our core values include worker and human rights, the prohibition of discrimination and the categorical rejection of child labour. Values that our business partners also subscribe to in their corporate policies.
The LEONI Code of Ethics
For LEONI, acting and behaving responsibly and with integrity is a self-evident obligation. We have codified this approach in our Code of Ethics, which is binding on everyone in the LEONI Group all over the world. The Code reminds us to act at all times in agreement with company policy and with the provisions of the law in the countries in which we do business. Special provisions apply to the handling of information, ancillary activities and gifts. The Code also strictly forbids discrimination of any kind.
The Diversity Charter
After these initial efforts, signing the Diversity Charter in 2010 was a natural and logical next step. The Charter aims to achieve the goal of promoting the recognition, celebration and incorporation of diversity in German companies. Today, its standards are part of our open-minded corporate culture.
UN Global Compact
Our accession to the UN Global Compact followed in 2010 – the world’s largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance. Our membership obliges us to provide details of our progress in human rights, working standards, the environment and climate, and the prevention of corruption in the form of a public annual report.