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We at B. Braun approach business sustainability holistically. In particular, comprehensively respecting and ensuring compliance with human rights is a key concern in a globalized world with complex supply and goods flows. At B. Braun, we are committed to complying with our human rights' due diligence obligations along our entire value chain through our Code of Conduct.
The B. Braun Group has agreed on its revised Code of Conduct and thus reaffirms its commitment to legally compliant and socially responsible corporate governance. To support that commitment, the B. Braun Group launched a corporate Declaration for respecting human rights with effect of October 1, 2022, covering all B. Braun Group ‘s own business units as well as the global supply chains. The Declaration covers the major areas of human rights risk for workers in global supply chains.B. Braun Code of Conduct
As of 01.01.2023, the Act applies directly to the following entities of the B. Braun Group:
B. Braun Holding GmbH & Co KG
B. Braun Melsungen AG
All companies of the B. Braun group are obliged to issue binding minimum rules in order to continue investing sustainably in har-mony with the people and the environment for our future. The B. Braun group‘s comprehensive risk management helps to identify, record, assess, monitor and manage human rights and environmental risks that may arise in its own business area and in global supply chains.
The required due diligence obligations of the B. Braun Group also include the anchoring of preventive measures for suppliers. With integrated software solutions (e.g. Ecovadis, IntegrityNext) for supplier qualification and monitoring, the B. Braun companies strengthen their sustainable supply chains.
The Management Board of B. Braun SE is responsible for compliance with the human rights and environmental due diligence obligations of the B. Braun group.
Within the B. Braun Compliance Management System, compliance with these rights is ensured by effective measures.
Responsibilities are anchored for relevant business processes in order to monitor the fulfilment of due diligence obligations.
The B. Braun Group's complaint management system enables individuals to report working conditions and to speak up about human rights and environmental risks and violations that have arisen as a result of B. Braun's own actions or those of a direct supplier of B. Braun. As part of risk management, complaint management is an early warning system and an instrument for identifying and eliminating risks and violations or adapting preventive measures. Of particular importance is compliance with the following principles:
Rules of procedure for filing complaints under the supply chain act
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Verfahrensordnung für das Beschwerdeverfahren nach dem Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz
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