In 2021, Leiber introduced a Code of Conduct regulating how to deal with corruption, forced and child labour as well as the principles of social responsibility, such as human rights, anti-discrimination and environmental protection. An anonymous whistle-blower system for violations was also implemented, and mandatory compliance with this Code of Conduct was communicated to employees and business partners.
Our goal was to have concluded agreements with 80% of our strategically important suppliers (those with annual sales of at least 100,000 euros) by the end of 2022 to bindingly comply with this Code of Conduct. At 75%, this goal was approximately achieved at the end of 2022.
For 2023, this goal is being extended to strategic suppliers that generate minimum annual sales of 50,000 euros. The suppliers confirm the Leiber Code of Conduct by signing and subsequently returning it or by providing proof that Leiber’s requirements are met in an equivalent manner.