The Freudenberg Group has signed the United Nations Global Compact in January 2014. It is a voluntary corporate responsibility initiative which currently has over 12,000 participants – including 8,000 businesses from more than 140 countries – who commit to aligning their operations to values and sustainability. The corporate commitment, signed by the CEO of the relevant company, is addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Freudenberg Group is now listed as Global Compact participant.
“Freudenberg has always aligned itself in accordance with values and sustainability. We’re signing the Global Compact, because it’s important to communicate our conduct towards our customers, neighbors, potential colleagues and institutions,” explains Dr. Mohsen Sohi, Speaker of the Freudenberg Group’s Board of Management.
The principles underlying the Global Compact are also anchored in the Freudenberg Group’s Guiding Principles. There are a total of ten principles in the four fields of Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption. The 320 senior managers who took part in the 2011 DIALOG event discussed these issues in great depth.