UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic initiative for companies in which they undertake to align their business activities and strategies with ten universally accepted principles relating to human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. The principles are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
To date (October 2019), more than 13,700 companies and organizations from civil society, politics, and academia in around 160 countries worldwide have signed up to the initiative.
DEUTZ intends to become a signatory to the UN Global Compact in the near future. This means that we will undertake to
- support the protection of human rights within our sphere of influence,
- ensure adherence to international labor standards,
- implement and improve measures aimed at protecting the environment, and
- combat corruption and bribery.
By signing the UN Global Compact, we will also undertake to submit an annual Communication on Progress, in which we will report on our implementation of the ten principles. It will be published on our website and elsewhere.
DEUTZ’s commitment to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
As a company that strives for financial success while fulfilling our corporate, social, and environmental responsibilities, we support and respect the protection of international human rights.
2. Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
To avoid complicity in human rights abuses, we progressively implement measures that enable us to verify that our suppliers are upholding human rights. By taking this approach, we are helping to secure decent working conditions.
3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
We uphold the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining, and in this context we recognize the right to collective bargaining that is free of government influence.
4. Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor.
5. Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labor.
As set out in our codes of conduct, we advocate the elimination of all forms of forced labor and the abolition of child labor.
6. Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
We strive for a leadership culture based on equal opportunities. Unfair treatment and discrimination relating to gender, race, skin color, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion, belief, or disability are not tolerated.
7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
8. Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
9. Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
We are taking steps, such as investment in generating our own electricity and optimization of existing facilities, in order to contribute to the prevention of global climate change. Our employees are also expected to use resources sparingly.
By continually developing our portfolio of innovative drive systems and pursuing our E-DEUTZ strategy, we are playing an active part in shaping off-highway and water-based transport of the future that is climate neutral at local level, thereby supporting the adoption of more environmentally friendly technologies.
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
We take a zero-tolerance approach to corruption, extortion, and bribery. Relationships with business partners must be based solely on objective criteria, particularly quality, adherence to environmental and social standards, and compliance with the principles of good corporate governance. We also take steps to verify that our business partners comply with these principles.