Daimler pursues a risk-based approach. This means that we endeavour to create as much transparency as possible about the upstream value-added stages of raw material supply chains that have a high risk of human rights violations. In this way we identify areas that are critical to human rights and define and implement targeted measures.
In order to produce vehicles, we need certain raw materials that can, in some circumstances, be mined or processed under conditions that could be critical from a human rights standpoint. That is why the supervision of these supply chains has a high priority for us. Under the umbrella of the Human Rights Respect System (HRRS), we analyse 24 critical raw materials for human rights risks, create transparency in our supply chains and take measures to reduce risks.