At Daimler Truck, we rely on a systematic approach to fulfill our human rights due diligence obligations through our Human Rights Compliance Management System (Human Rights CMS).
The Human Rights CMS comprises basic principles and measures to promote compliant behavior in the Group companies and majority shareholdings as well as along our value chain. The Human Rights CMS consists of seven elements that build on each other.
The declaration of Principles forms the basis for the perception of our social responsibility and summarizes our involvement with human rights. It complements our commitment to respect human rights from our Code of Conduct.
Our aim is to respect and support human rights and to implement the necessary measures and processes to comply with our due diligence obligations.
Human rights responsibilities are located in the Sustainability Management & Human Rights Compliance department in the Legal & Compliance unit. Our sustainability department works across disciplines with relevant departments, for example with the central procurement unit.
The Chief Legal & Compliance Officer was appointed as Human Rights Officer. He reports directly to the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck and Daimler Truck Holding AG and is responsible for monitoring our human rights risk management.
Based on a systematic risk analysis all group companies and majority shareholdings of Daimler Truck worldwide are assessed in order to identify and minimize potential risks in line with our human rights due diligence obligations. In addition, we also comply with our due diligence obligations in the supply chain.
Risk-based supply chain due diligences such as screenings for direct suppliers of production and non-production material as well as audits are an integral part of the Human Rights CMS. Compliance measures are tailored to the identified human rights risk areas.
Tip-offs and complaints regarding violations of human rights and environmental obligations by our direct and indirect suppliers can be submitted via the reporting channels of our Whistleblowing System SpeakUp.
We raise awareness among our employees with various internal trainings on human rights to give them a basic understanding of the contents of corporate due diligence and social responsibility. To this end, human rights issues in the respective working environment were communicated to particularly relevant departments, such as purchasing and sales, as part of a specific web-based training course.
We continuously document individual process steps and evaluate whether our Human Rights CMS is appropriate and effective.
We are committed to the responsible procurement of production and non-production materials and services and reject child labor, forced labor and modern slavery as well as other violations of human rights. In addition to our commitment to respect and support human rights in supply chains, we also define further requirements on the topic of sustainability, particularly for our direct suppliers. For more information please follow this link:
In order to fulfill our due diligence obligations, we have established a central complaints procedure as a core element of the Human Rights CMS. For more information please follow this link: