Sustainability at Klöckner & Co
Klöckner & Co traces its corporate history back more than 100 years and pursues long-term strategic goals for the future. We have a long tradition of focusing on the future, which is why sustainability has always played an important role for us.
Because of its size and international presence, our business has an impact on a variety of internal and external stakeholders. We shape these relationships for the long term and responsibly for all those involved.
We have combined our sustainability activities and information around four key topics: employees, environment, corporate citizenship and value chain.
Code of Responsible Conduct for Business
At Klöckner & Co, we believe it is very important to engage in a dialogue with our stakeholders about values and responsibility. This is why, in May 2011, Klöckner & Co signed the Code of Responsible Conduct for Business, and is actively committed to both success- and value-driven management in accordance with the idea of social market economy.
We actively participate in shaping public opinion, for example in the working group that was set up by the signatory companies of the Code of Responsible Conduct for Business, and in stakeholder dialogue events with universities.
Transparency International Deutschland
For several years now, we have supported the work of Transparency International Deutschland e.V. in their fight against corruption.
Transparency International Deutschland e.V. was founded in 2001 as a charitable and politically independent association. The four founding principles of the organization are integrity, responsibility, transparency and participation in society. In accordance with its definition of corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, Transparency International Deutschland e.V. considers the task of bringing together stakeholders from government, business and civil society to create transparency its duty.
Initiative for Quality, Health & Safety and Environment (QHSE)
An international distributor of steel and metal products, Klöckner & Co offers customers the highest quality and best service. It is our employees who make the crucial difference here. Therefore, as a responsible employer, we do our utmost to provide our employees with the best possible working conditions.
With our QHSE initiative we aim for the highest standards of quality and service as well as ideal working conditions, combined with industry leading processes and sustainable management. A group guideline defines our principles and standards, and a central committee on European level meets on a regular basis in order to ensure implementation.