Supply Chain Act

The Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (also known as Supply Chain Act, German: Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz, LkSG) applies from January 1, 2023. The Act requires companies to conduct appropriate human rights and certain environmental due diligence in their supply chains. This includes, for example, protection against child labor, the right to fair wages, as well as protection of the environment.

Structures and responsibilities

thyssenkrupp AG and all companies belonging to the Group have developed a concept and a corresponding organizational structure to create a sustainable culture for compliance with human rights and environmental due diligence obligations.

This is implemented through interdisciplinary cooperation between various specialist areas responsible for implementing due diligence obligations in our own business area or in our supply chain with other experts. This integrated approach is also reflected in the responsibilities of our management members for human rights and environmental protection.

For more details on the structures and responsibilities, please refer to the thyssenkrupp AG declaration 'Principles of compliance with human rights and environmental due diligence requirements' or the Supplier Code of Conduct (see Downloads section below).

Whistleblowing system

An online whistleblowing systemallows employees or people from outside the company to anonymously report indications of possible compliance violations, including potential human rights violations, at any time.

The opportunity to report is available to all thyssenkrupp employees, but also to customers, suppliers and other third parties.

thyssenkrupp and the Group Function Legal & Compliance protect the interests of whistleblowers not only by setting up this secure whistleblowing system, but also by promising to treat incoming reports confidentially and to protect whistleblowers acting to the best of their knowledge by all appropriate means against any disadvantages resulting from a report.

Tips can be given (also anonymously) at the following link: