Human rights

Aurubis respects human rights and advocates for their protection. We reject any form of discrimination, forced labor, or child labor. We respect the rights of indigenous populations. Compliance with the internationally recognized core labor standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO) are of fundamental significance. This is enshrined in our Code of Conduct. The entire Executive Board bears responsibility for the respect of human rights in our business activities.

We have been committed to the United Nations Global Compact since 2014 and thus to working on implementing its Ten Principles related to human rights, labor, the environment, and anticorruption. These Ten Principles are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

Our Code of Conduct and the company values, PRIMA are the basis for our responsible conduct, including with regard to human rights. PRIMA stands for Performance, Responsibility, Integrity, Mutability, and Appreciation. We call on all employees to report cases of discrimination to their HR departments or the chief compliance officer. Our employees and business partners can report these types of cases anonymously through our whistle-blower hotline as well.

Our efforts regarding respect for human rights focus on our supply chain.