How we live enkelfähig
Our company has been successful for more than 265 years and is 100% family-owned. The prerequisite for this success was and is a high willingness to change. At the same time, firmly anchored principles ensure that we remain in balance: The Haniel values serve as a basis, they define who we are. The Haniel Core Behaviors give us the guidelines for our daily business – they define our way of working.
Haniel Core Behaviors
Because diverse teams are more successful
To be enkelfähig, we need diverse teams and their ideas. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for us to achieve our goals and build sustainable businesses for a future worth living.
We promote equal opportunities and inclusion
As a leading purpose-driven investor in Europe, Haniel aims to bring together the best talent and provide them with a working environment in which everyone is able to make the best use of their skills and develop them further. We promote fair and inclusive interaction across all companies in the Haniel Group. Among other things, we are working toward filling at least 50% of management positions in the Group with women by 2025. To this end, we are investing in talent processes that provide equal opportunities, flexible working models, an inclusive corporate culture, and constant exchange with diversity experts inside and outside Haniel.
We believe that performing with compliance and integrity is the foundation for sustainable business models that create value for generations. Enkelfähig also means that we make decisions that are fair and ethical, reflecting our values and core behaviors.
Since our foundation, the key factors for Haniel’s success have been a high degree of creative energy, the willingness to take entrepreneurial risks and doing things differently. What anchors and guides us at all times are the Haniel values – they define who we are and ensure that we protect and preserve our most valuable asset: our reputation as a fair and trusted employer, business partner and community member.
At the center of these values is our deep commitment to integrity and ethical conduct.
Business Partner Code of Ethics
Sustainable and responsible action, social responsibility towards our own company, customers and suppliers, the environment and society is something we also demand from our business partners. Our minimum standards can be found in the Haniel Business Partner Code of Ethics.
We want to live up to our social responsibility and strike a balance between tradition and innovation. Compliance with human rights due diligence obligations is an essential prerequisite for this sustainable value creation. We have expressed our commitment to this in this policy statement.
Report a concern
Your access to the SpeakUp platform
If you become aware of a violation of laws or the principles of the Haniel Code of Ethics, you can inform us of your concern. This also applies in the case of (possible) human rights violations.
The SpeakUp portal, our electronic, multilingual whistleblower system is available to all external parties.
Any incoming information will be carefully examined and processed by Haniel Compliance. Haniel is committed to maintain confidentiality and protects those raising a concern against retaliation. For more information, see the FAQs.
For Haniel employees
As a Haniel employee, you can turn to several contact persons at any time if you are unsure about the right course of action or wish to report an issue.
A detailed overview of all (also anonymous) reporting options is available on the Haniel intranet, including contact and access information.