The Advisory Board for Integrity and Corporate Responsibility has been an important source of input for Daimler since 2012. The board’s independent members from the fields of science and business, as well as from civic organizations, utilize an external point of view to offer critical and constructive support for the integrity and corporate responsibility process at Daimler.
Board members have extensive experience with issues related to ethical conduct and transportation and environmental policy, and contribute their different points of view to discussions. The board holds regular meetings with members of the Board of Management and other Daimler executives. During the year under review, the Advisory Board also held a joint meeting with the Board of Management and the Supervisory Board. Meetings of the Advisory Board during the reporting year focused on current topics and challenges, including ethical aspects in connection with autonomous driving, methods for measuring progress with regard to integrity, the current debate on emissions, Daimler’s approach to respecting human rights, and the development of a management culture for the digital age.
Members of the board
• Dr. Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
• Professor Dr.-Ing. Helmut Holzapfel, Head of the Department for Integrated Traffic Planning and Mobility Development, University of Kassel
• Dipl.-Volksw. Renate Hornung-Draus, Managing Director of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), Head of the Department of the European Union and International Social Policy
• Professor Peter Jones, OBE, professor of Transport and Sustainable Development at UCL Center for Transport Studies in London
• Professor Pierre Sané, Board Member of the UN Global Compact, President of the think tank Imagine Africa Institute
• Sylvia Schenk, attorney based in Frankfurt, former Chairwoman of Transparency Deutschland, board member of the German Olympic Academy
• Nigel Topping, CEO of the “We Mean Business Coalition”
• Dr. Martin von Broock, Chairman of the Management Board of Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (WZGE)
• Professor Dr. rer. nat. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, environmental scientist, climate expert and Member of the German Bundestag (retd.), Co-President of the Club of Rome