Protective Equipment 2022/23

7 Sustainability and social responsibility The word sustainability refers to the sum of all ecological, economic, social, societal and ethical effects a company causes. Albert Kerbl GmbH has integrated the issue of sustainability into their business model and is aiming to implement these aspects into the entire value chain. This is why we have joined the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative). The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a non-profit business association based in Brussels and an initiative of the FTA (Foreign Trade Association). It was established in 2003 with the aim of creating a joint platform for the various European codes of conduct and monitoring systems, as well as a basis for a joint inspection system for social standards. *with excellent results 2-years The BSCI is based on three fundamental pillars: • The annual* audit of production facilities to check the degree of implementation of the BSCI Code of Conduct using independent test institutes (e.g. TÜV) • The training of members and their suppliers in order to improve understanding and the implementation of the social requirements in the BSCI Code of Conduct • The continuous dialogue with stakeholders (governments, trade unions etc.) in order to influence the political, economic and cultural conditions that restrict the sustainable improvement of working conditions The BSCI Code of Conduct includes: 1. the right to freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining 2. no discrimination 3. fair remuneration 4. reasonable working hours 5. safety in the workplace 6. no child labour 7. special protection for young workers 8. no precarious employment 9. no forced labour 10. environmental protection 11. ethical business practices