Corporate social responsibility policies and statements

Corporate social responsibility policies and statements

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Stahl is committed to the highest standards of social and environmental corporate responsibility and committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion across the organization. Through the various policies, statements and governance, we to ensure compliance in the areas that matter.


Stahl Code of Conduct for Business Partners

Our business partners ought to be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Additionally we require our business partners to comply with the same or at least equivalent ethical standards. We operate in accordance with the principles set out in the Stahl Code of Conduct for Business Partners and we expect our suppliers and partners to take a proactive approach to following and maintaining our standards with responsibility and integrity.


Our Grievance Mechanism: we listen, and we act

When people are negatively affected by the actions of a company or its employees, things need to be put right. Grievance or whistleblower mechanisms can help provide remedy in such situations, offering people a confidential outlet to voice concerns and report wrongdoing. They also serve as an early warning system for companies and can provide valuable insights for broader human rights processes. 

At Stahl, we want to make a positive contribution to the lives of our employees, customers, partners, investors, and society at large. To do so, we seek to maintain a healthy, open dialogue with all our stakeholders around the world and to develop a mutual understanding with them on relevant topics.

We always encourage employees and other affected parties to proactively come forward with their concerns. Our formal Grievance Mechanism is open to all Stahl employees as well as anyone outside the company. It is a way for you to discuss issues and complaints in total confidence. 

Any grievance you bring to us will receive our full attention. We will listen, take steps to investigate and address the issue, and seek appropriate action with the responsible party. 

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Diversity and inclusion

We employ over 2,000 employees at 13 manufacturing sites and 38 application labs in 27 countries, and we are committed to a culture that embraces and fosters diversity and inclusion. Stahl recognizes diversity as one of our most important resources because we believe that if it can be imagined, it can be created. To support this belief, begin and thinking different is encouraged.


Stahl statement on modern slavery

Modern slavery, or any form of forced or compulsory labor, is a violation of human rights. Stahl takes a strong stance against modern slavery and works to ensure high-standard labor rights. In 2017, we updated our Codes of Conduct and included specific wording for both employees and business partners. Stahl publishes a statement on Modern Slavery on its website and this statement is updated annually. The statement is approved by the board of directors and is made in accordance to section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act.


Safety, health and environment (SHE) and IT security

Stahl ensures a safe working environment. Each employee must comply with the safety regulations applicable to his/her work place. We apply a zero-tolerance policy with regard to health, safety and environment. Stahl has a very good safety track record. To make employees aware of digital safety risks, Stahl has introduced global internal IT Security awareness campaigns.


Stahl Privacy Code of Conduct

The Stahl Privacy Code of Conduct sets out the general business principles around privacy of data and information use. The principles apply to Stahl and all our subsidiary companies.


Stahl’s Tax policy

Stahl’s tax policy sets out the principles and guidelines applied to the group in accordance with international tax standards like the OECD Guidelines for multinational organizations and the "Arm’s Length Principle". For example, artificial structures are not used by the company, and all taxable profits are realized in the country where value is created.



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Corporate social responsibility policies and statements
Michael Costello
Group Director Environment, Social & Governance