Responsibility for the supply chain
For the family-owned company Kärcher, sustainable management is an essential part of its corporate culture. Kärcher stands by its social responsibility and has set out its own guidelines.
Kärcher Code of Conduct.
Human rights and compliance with the law
We respect human rights and in all countries the respective laws, values, standards and social systems.
We do not tolerate any kind of discrimination with regard to sex, age, race, nationality, disability, social origin and sexual orientation. We support equal opportunity.
We condemn child labour and observe the legal regulations for the minimum age of employees.
Forced labour and punishment
We condemn forced labour and the physical punishment, threats and harassment of employees.
We condemn any kind of corruption.
Freedom of association
We recognise the right of our employees to freedom of association. We work together on a basis of trust with employee representatives.
Fair wages and working hours
Wages and social contributions comply with the minimum statutory requirements applicable locally.
Health and safety
We protect our employees against hazards at the workplace and support health promoting measures.
We design our products, services and processes to be environmentally compatible. Wherever we are active, we comply with environmental requirements and use natural resources responsibly.
We regularly monitor our suppliers' compliance with the Kärcher Code of Conduct through surveys and audits in our production sites. Confirmation that our suppliers are complying with the Kärcher Code of Conduct is for us a basic requirement of a successful working relationship.