Sustainable and responsible action
We assume responsibility – for our employees, customers, public authorities, society, our neighborhood and the environment. Our understanding of sustainability is based on the classic overall concept of the United Nations: It is important to meet the requirements of the present generation without compromising the opportunities of future generations to fulfill their own requirements.
Sustainability is firmly embedded in the Group strategy. We consider sustainability to be a key driver of innovation and a continuous process for improving the economic, ecological and social performance of the company. Sustainable and responsible business operations are an integral part of our corporate culture and everyday practice.
Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (SCA) – coming into force as of January 1, 2023
We certainly assume this responsibility in the supply chain as well.
On January 1, 2023, the "Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains" (SCA) came into force in Germany. For us the SCA is a further motivation to work even harder to ensure the highest sustainability standards, both with regard to our suppliers (from the perspective of "thyssenkrupp as a customer") as well as in our own processes (from the perspective of "thyssenkrupp as a company within the supply chain").
At the end of 2022 our parent company, thyssenkrupp AG, published the principles of compliance with human rights and environmental due diligence requirements under the following link: Principles-of-compliance-with-human-rights-and-environmental-due-diligence-requirements_thyssenkrupp.pdf. The contents and standards stated in this declaration are adopted accordingly by thyssenkrupp Steel Europe.
Violations of law and misconduct affecting a company of the thyssenkrupp Group can be reported - anonymously if desired - via our whistleblower system. Further information can be found here: Whistleblower system (thyssenkrupp.com)