For us, integrity and compliance are the basis for a trustful partnership and cooperation. This can only be achieved if companies, employees and business partners have a common understanding of values and all work in unison.
Integrity forms the foundation of our business activities. An integral part of this is that we abide by the law, respect basic ethical values, and behave in a sustainable manner. At Daimler Truck, we promote a corporate culture in which we act in accordance with this value concept. We expect integrity from all our employees as well as from our business partners.
When selecting our direct business partners, we make sure that they comply with the law and follow ethical principles. We also continue to do so over the course of our business relationship. This is why both, our potential and existing business partners, are subject to risk-based integrity checks. Our aim is to identify possible integrity violations early on. We continuously improve our Due Diligence and monitoring processes.
Concerns about integrity or potential violations of laws and/or the Daimler Truck Business Partner Standards will be examined together with the business partner. If they cannot be resolved, we will have to take legal action that may include termination of the business relationship.
We regularly inform our employees about the standards for our business partners and their selection processes. In this respect, we created an explanatory film to show how the integrity check on our sales partners works.
With the Daimler Truck Business Partner Standards, Daimler Truck explains its ethical principles and the respective expectations of its business partners. We actively promote their compliance and demand this also from our partners. The Business Partner Standards are aimed at all business partners worldwide.
Based on the Business Partner Standards and our Daimler Truck Code of Conduct, we provide our sales partners and suppliers with a “Compliance Awareness Module”. This web-based module is intended to show our partners which principles in terms of integrity and compliance guide us at Daimler Truck and what expectations we associate with it. At the same time, we want to increase our business partners’ awareness of the correct handling of possible integrity and compliance risks.