UN Global Compact: Communication on Progress 2015

Corporate responsibility is an integral component of Haniel's corporate strategy. That was confirmed by the holding company when it signed up to the UN Global Compact on 27 March 2014. In its second progress report, the Haniel holding company reports on management systems and measures to implement the 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption.

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Principle Obligations and management systemsMeasures in 2015Performance in 2015Further information
Human rights and labour standards   
1. Supporting human rights
2. Excluding human rights abuses
3. Safeguarding the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
4. Eliminating all forms of forced labour
5. Abolishing child labour
6. Eliminating discrimination
Code of conductHuman rights aspects and labour standards embedded in the code of conduct; divisions are required to issue appropriate regulations to the extent permitted by lawContinual2015 CR report: Living out values
Investment and business valuation guidelinesIntegration of CR aspects and the principles of the code of conduct in the guidelineAll applications for approval for investment projects of the divisions with integrated CR aspects2015 CR report: Living out values
A: Management processes throughout the investment cycle phases
B: Decision-making processes relating to financial investments
Integration of appraisal criteria in accordance with the principles of the UN Global Compact in key management processes throughout the investment cycle phases and in the decision-making process in financial investmentsA: Application of negative industry list and CR criteria catalogue (in all potential acquisition opportunities)
B: CR aspects were taken into consideration in all decision-making processes in new financial investments in 2015
2015 CR report: Enhancing value
Development and continued educationA: Continuation and establishment of the employee dialogue with the aim of achieving 100 per cent penetration
B: Offer of an extensive training programme at the Haniel Academy as central building block of HR development within the Haniel Group
C: Extensive offer for participation in external education and training
A: In 2015, managers held interviews with 100 per cent of the holding company’s employees about their skills and potential and agreed individual development plans as required
B: Continual
C: Launch of a monitoring system for external education and training
2015 CR report: Enhancing value
Health managementFurther development of the company health management in line with requirementsHolding of a health day and offer of dietary advice for all employees as well as development of an employee brochure giving an overview of all benefits on the subject of health2015 CR report: Living out values
  Family and staff-⁠⁠friendly conditionsA: Works agreement on trust-based working hours and on telecommuting / home office
B: Further development of the parental leave concept in line with requirements
C: Member of the Fair Company Initiative
D: Expansion of the information offer for employees
A: Employees whose area of work can be done by telecommuting or with trust-based working hours were able to make use of these options in 2015
B: Introduction of a patron model in 2015 for employees on parental leave
C: ’Family-friendly company’ award in 2015 from the Duisburg Family Alliance
D: Offer of a meeting to exchange ideas with the FHC Management Board for each corporate department
2015 CR report: Living out values
Environmental protection    
7. Precautionary environmental protection
8. Promoting greater environmental responsibility
9. Diffuse environmentally friendly technologies
Code of conductEnvironmental aspects embedded in the code of conduct; divisions are required to issue appropriate regulations to the extent permitted by lawContinual2015 CR report: Living out values
Increasing employee awarenessA: Employee training and presentations on the topic of CR
C: Internal communication on the topic of CR, including an action week with extensive information of the issues of water, paper, mobility and energy
A: CR ’Smartie’, onboarding process for new employees
B: Continual
2015 CR report: Living out values
  Reduction of the holding company’s ecological impactsA: Increase in energy efficiency at the business location
B: Procurement of electricity from renewable energy sources
C: Launch of a project to test alternative drives in the vehicle fleet
A: Installation of heating and cooling generation equipment with the goal of reducing energy consumption from 2016 onwards by 15 per cent in comparison to 2014.
B: The holding company procures 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy sources
C: Procurement of a pool vehicle with an electric drive
2015 CR report: Living out values
Reduction of the divisions’ ecological impactsAgreement of targets with the divisions that contribute to a reduction in the ecological footprintA: Paper consumption at TAKKT was reduced in 2015 from 20.8 tonnes to 18.2 tonnes per EUR 1 million in sales
B: CWS-boco has equipped 80 per cent of the service drivers in 6 countries with a route tool and has been able to reduce the distance driven by 1.2 million kilometres
C: ELC has conducted a study on saving CO2 emissions when using recycled material in comparison to primary raw materials
2015 CR report: Enhancing value
Fighting corruption    
10. Measures against corruption Code of conductCompliance-related issues, e.g. anti-corruption aspects, are embedded in the code of conduct; divisions are required to issue appropriate regulations to the extent permitted by lawContinual2015 CR report: Living out values
  Compliance management systemContinued safeguarding of compliance with statutory and internal company regulations through preventive measures, including a compliance reporting system, a compliance officer and a compliance helplineContinual2015 annual report: Corporate governance
Raising awareness of employeesTraining in compliance-related issuesImplementation of e-learning modules on the issues of ’corruption prevention’ and ’practical questions of competition law’ for all executives and employees who require training based on their work2015 annual report: Opportunities and risks report