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Principle 1
Support of human rights
Principle 2
Exclusion of human rights abuses
Principle 3
Freedom of association
Principle 4
Elimination of all forms of forced labor
Principle 5
Abolition of child labor
We assign a very high priority to recognizing and protecting human rights within our company and in the locations where we operate. For us as an automaker, the emphasis is on employee rights, fair working conditions and the rejection of every form of discrimination and of forced labor and child labor. We have firmly assigned the responsibility for human rights issues to the Integrity and Legal Affairs division in the Group’s Board of Management. In addition, we emphasize these issues in our corporate governance structure for sustainability. Our Human Rights Respect System aims to address human rights issues at Daimler’s majority holdings as well as in the supply chain. Principle 1
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Human rights
Principle 2
Human rights
Principle 3
Human rights
Principle 4
Human rights
Principle 5
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Principle 6
Prevention of discrimination
To achieve that hiring processes are free of discrimination, whether gender-specific or in other forms, the fixed base compensation is based on the individual’s position and level. The same goal is served within our regular income reviews by mandatory documentation, the inclusion of several people in each process, and a central HR system that ensures transparency. Our in-house income reviews have shown that the amount of the remuneration paid for comparable tasks is affected by factors such as individual performance and the amount of experience a person has gained in a particular position, but not by the person’s gender. Principle 6
Human rights
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Diversity Management
Principle 7
Precautionary environmental protection
Risk prevention is particularly important when it comes to managing the local effects of our business activities. This applies, for example, to environmental protection in the production process. Our environ- mental management system defines structures and enables transparent reporting and clear areas of responsibility at all levels in our production facilities around the world. More than 98 percent of our employees work at locations with environmental management systems that are audited and certified according to ISO 14001. In addition, we regularly conduct environmental due diligence processes at our locations. Principle 7
Strategy
Sustainability organization
Climate protection and air quality
Infrastructure
Clean air as it relates to our vehicles
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Principle 8
Initiatives for promoting environmental responsibility
Daimler has been systematically compiling key environmental data from its German plants since 1992. In 1997 and 1998 its data acquisition was gradually extended to include production plants outside Germany. The data in this report reflects the structure of the Group in 2018 and includes all the relevant production plants of which the Daimler Group is a majority shareholder as well as the German and other European sales locations, which encompass logistics, service and sales. It does not include the locations of Daimler Financial Services. The environmental data for 2018 refer to a total of 72 production locations and subordinate sites as well as 36 logistics, service and sales locations. Principle 8
Strategy
Sustainability organization
Climate protection and air quality
Infrastructure
Clean air as it relates to our vehicles
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Principle 9
Development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
The requirements regarding our vehicles’ environmental compatibility are integral aspects of auto- mobile development at Daimler and are discussed by the corresponding committees and implemented accordingly. The vehicle specifications and the quality gates in the development process document the environmental impact and requirements during the entire product development process. Our vehicles are developed to consume as little fuel as possible, and they often set the standard for low pollutant emissions in the automotive industry. Principle 9
Climate protection and air quality
Participation in European emissions trading
Conservation of resources
Principle 10
Measures against corruption
We want to ensure that all Daimler employees worldwide always carry out their work in a manner that complies with applicable laws, regulations, voluntary commitments and our values, as set out in binding form in our Integrity Code. One of the main objectives of our prevention activities is to ensure that all applicable anticorruption regulations are complied with.
Daimler has committed itself to fighting corruption in its own business activities. Along with complying with all applicable laws, this also involves adhering to the rules of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (1997) and the United Nations Convention against Corruption (2003). As a founding member of the UN Global Compact, Daimler also seeks to ensure that not only the company itself but also its business partners act in accordance with the principles of the compact. The most important goals here are to fight corruption around the world in order to enable fair competition, eliminate the damage corruption does to society, and thus improve conditions for everyone. Our anti-corruption compliance program is based on our comprehensive Compliance Management System. The program is globally valid and primarily consists of an integrated risk assessment process that takes into account internal information such as a unit’s business model and external information such as the Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International, for example. Other program components include risk-based measures for avoiding corruption in all business activities (e.g. reviews of business partners and transactions) and measures to ensure that special care is taken in contacts with authorities and public officials. Our risk-minimization measures focus in particular on sales companies in high-risk countries and business relationships with distributors and general agencies worldwide.
Principle 10
Integrity