Human rights

As an internationally operating company, we bear responsibility for respecting and upholding human rights along our entire value chain. This is why we conduct risk-based and systematic monitoring to ensure that human rights are upheld at our Group companies and by our suppliers. In order to procure raw materials in a responsible manner, we also work together with associations, organizations, and other companies in various projects and initiatives.


Target horizon


In the first step regarding our services supply chains, our goal is to conduct an initial review of 100% of our service commodities that pose a high risk of human rights violations in the period through 2021.


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Our objective for the period through 2025 is to review 70% of all the production raw materials we use that pose a high risk of human rights violations and to define any necessary remediation measures.


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Our objective for the period through 2028 is to define and implement appropriate measures for addressing 100% of our production raw materials that harbor a higher risk of human rights violations.


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Target already achieved in 2020


Interim goal: By the end of 2021, we plan to scrutinize 30 percent of all high-risk raw materials.

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Obligation and mission: We respect human rights

Respect for human rights has key importance for Daimler and is an obligation as well as a mission. Our due diligence obligation for ensuring that human rights are upheld is correspondingly a focal topic of our sustainable business strategy. To this end, we provided measurable targets and key figures for our human rights approach.

As a responsible company, Daimler is firmly committed to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the German government’s National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights. These standards also serve as the basis for numerous measures that we have implemented in order to make sure we meet our due diligence obligations with regard to human rights along the entire value chain. The basis for this is the Human Rights Respect System (HRRS) that we developed. We use it to make a risk-based and systematic assessment of the respect for human rights in our Group companies and the supply chain.


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70372 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 711 17 0

Represented by the Board of Management: Ola Källenius (Chairman), Martin Daum, Renata Jungo Brüngger, Wilfried Porth, Markus Schäfer, Britta Seeger, Hubertus Troska, Harald Wilhelm

Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Bernd Pischetsrieder

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