Outlook for 2019

We plan to review our risk reporting to include sustainability aspects in 2019, e.g., the financial consequences of climate change.

We are also aiming to gradually introduce the guiding principles for human rights laid out in the federal government’s national action plan, and to publish a corresponding declaration. This gives the issue of human rights even more weight within the company. We will also expand dialogue with our stakeholders on this topic as a result.

We will expand our control processes in 2019 in order to ensure adherence to our Business Partner Code. We will, for instance, roll out a supplier management platform throughout the Group and derive early warning indicators to flag suspicious developments at supplier sites. We will also continue to take measures to increase sustainability in procurement, for example, as regards the construction materials we purchase.