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Human Rights & The Environment

Our Responsibility under the German Supply Chain Act

The FUCHS Group acts according to clear ethical principles, which have been defined in our Code of Conduct and our Human Rights Policy. We grant high importance to the protection of human rights and the environment, both in our own area of responsibility as well as along the supply chain.

"We at FUCHS have always been committed to clear principles and values. Our commitment to social responsibility and environmental protection is deeply rooted in our corporate culture. The introduction of the German Supply Chain Act is a further step towards formal integration of these important topics."

Dr. Sebastian Heiner, CTO FUCHS Group

German Supply Chain Act

Since 01.01.2024, the German Supply Chain Act is applicable to FUCHS SE and FUCHS LUBRICANTS GERMANY GmbH and their subsidiaries (FUCHS Group).

Therefore, several topics are moving further into the focus of our business activities. In particular, we are obliged to implement the following requirements:

  • Systematic identification of risks relating to human rights and the environment
  • Definition and implementation of appropriate preventive and corrective measures

We have chosen one of the leading rating providers IntegrityNext to support us in our risk analysis. 

You can find further important details about our activities on this page.

FUCHS Supplier Code of Conduct

We clearly stated our expectations towards our suppliers in our new FUCHS Supplier Code of Conduct.

Rules of Procedure

We encourage an open dialog with each other and aim to offer employees, suppliers and other stakeholder easy access to various complaint channels. 

  • Through our Human Rights Officer, you can draw our attention to human rights or environmental risks or violations relating to FUCHS' business activities.
  • Alternatively, you can contact us (anonymously if you wish) via our electronic whistleblower system FUCHS Compliance Communication System.
  • Information on the process can be found in the adjacent Rules of Procedure.

Upcoming information

Soon you will find here the Policy Statement on Human Rights of our Executive Board as well as from 2025 onwards our annual German Supply Chain Act Reports.

Further information

Sustainability at FUCHS

The German Supply Chain Act is an important component of our sustainability strategy. Further information on sustainability at FUCHS can be found here.

Management Systems & Certifications at FUCHS

Clear structures and proven management systems help to implement the German Supply Chain Act. Further information on the certifications of our production sites can be found here.

Compliance at FUCHS

FUCHS adheres to applicable laws and has set up a compliance management system for this purpose. You can find out more about this topic here.

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