Human Rights Due Diligence
Safeguarding human rights at BayWa and in its supply chains
As an international group with own locations on all continents, BayWa is deeply involved in global supply chains. It purchases raw materials, goods and services from suppliers in over 65 countries. BayWa has established a Social Compliance Management System (SCMS) to fulfill its human rights due diligence obligations in those supply chains that pose an increased risk of human rights violations.
The SCMS is based on the five elements of human rights due diligence according to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the requirements of the German government's National Action Plan on Human Rights. It is designed to ensure compliance with human and environmental rights at suppliers and in the company's own business operations.
The five pillars:
- Risk analysis: Identification, assessment and prioritization of human rights and environmental risks
- Prevention: Measures to minimize and avoid risks in own business operations, the direct and indirect supply chain, e.g. through appropriate procurement strategies, trainings and supplier audits
- Grievance Mechanism: Access for third parties, suppliers and employees to an internal or external whistleblowing system (baywa.compcor.de/en)
- Remediation: Take appropriate remedial action after a risk is identified to prevent, stop or minimize violation, e.g. through trainings and engagement in industry initiatives
- Documentation and Reporting: Annual reporting to the public on identified human rights and environmental risks, measures and evaluation of their effectiveness
Further documents and links
Social Responsibility and Human Rights Policy Statement
The Social Responsibility and Human Rights Policy Statement summarizes the guiding principles of our actions and the requirements for the actions of our business partners. It is based on generally applicable international human rights standards and guidelines.
BayWa Code of Conduct
The BayWa Code of Conduct represents a Group-wide behavioural code for all employees. The "Guidelines for our actions" include ethical, social and legal principles.
BayWa Supplier Code of Conduct
The responsible treatment of people, the environment and animal welfare is a cornerstone of our self-image. To this end, BayWa also assumes economic, ecological and social responsibility along its supply chains. The basis for this is provided by this Code of Conduct.
Human rights e-learning for suppliers
To prevent violations in its supply chains, BayWa trains its suppliers on human and environmental rights.
Would you like to report a tip, a complaint or a suspicion? Use the BayWa whistleblower system!
Our BayWa whistleblower system offers all employees, business partners, suppliers and their employees as well as other third parties with a professional context a protected communication channel for inquiries or tips on compliance issues.