Sustainability issues such as health, safety and environmental protection, resource efficiency and full compliance with laws and regulations are deeply embedded within our company. They determine how we interact with our employees, suppliers, customers and society in general, and have a direct influence on our commercial success.
Several internal guidelines - besides statutory requirements and external principles - provide orientation to our employees and serve as a framework for the daily actions in operating business.
Brenntag Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
All of our fundamental company values, ethical principles, compliance with laws, rules and regulations as well as the relevant guidelines and procedures which are of key significance for Brenntag and its reputation are summarized in a comprehensive Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
As a minimum standard for the Brenntag Group, it specifies the conduct expected of all employees with regard to anti-corruption and is intended to help them ensure that their conduct is compliant in critical situations and that they avoid risks.
10 Principles of the UN Global Compact
This prestigious, international, voluntary initiative aims to encourage sustainable development and social commitment. To this end, ten principles in the fields of human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and fighting corruption have been endorsed. As a member, Brenntag has undertaken to enshrine these principles as an integral part of its corporate strategy. They supplement the corporate values and principles which guide our activities.
Supplier Code of Conduct
Brenntag drew up a code of conduct specifying what we expect of our suppliers in the areas of environmental protection and safety, labour and social standards as well as compliance and governance. The code is based on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the chemical industry’s global Responsible Care programme and Brenntag’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
Responsible Care/Responsible Distribution
For many years now, Brenntag has taken part in the Responsible Care/Responsible Distribution (RC/RD) programme of the International Chemical Trade Association (ICTA). As such, we implement the eight guidelines laid down in this global programme covering the following areas: Legal requirements, Management of risk, Policies and documentation, Provision of information, Training, Emergency response, Ongoing improvements, Community interaction.