For sustainable action - Our reporting is based on the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), reporting option "core".
We report on all material areas of action in accordance with the guidelines. Our stakeholder matrix forms the basis for the selection of material aspects and key performance indicators. In the future, we will also use the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and highlight the goals that fit our area of action.
With regard to our responsibility in the four fields of action, we have also formulated our own guidelines which apply throughout the GEDIA Group.
For the protection of our employees and society, our policy statement on respect for human rights serves as a guideline, derived from the international bill of human rights, the ILO declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work and its follow-up, the principles of the UN global compact, the UN guiding principles on business and human rights (UNGP) and the modern slavery act. Based on the general equal treatment act (AGG), company guidelines have been formulated to provide our employees with security against sexual harassment and discrimination.
An external whistleblower office has been set up for responsible action in the market and competition. In future, this office will document all compliance reports submitted within the GEDIA Automotive Group. Complaints can be submitted anonymously or with personal details at email@example.com. In addition to an external office, GEDIA has an internal GEDIA Compliance Guideline and a formulated Code of Conduct.
In addition to our external whistleblower office, we would like to emphasize that the protection of whistleblowers is also a high priority internally at GEDIA. In accordance with the Whistleblower Protection Act, we have set up an internal reporting office to support employees in reporting possible violations of the offenses listed in §2 of the Whistleblower Protection Act. This internal reporting office is available at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org to handle information or concerns confidentially and securely.
For more environmental protection, safety as well as optimal quality, the QAGU policy at GEDIA has been rewritten. The previous documents on quality as well as occupational health and safety and environmental protection have now become a uniform policy. In addition, the guideline on conflict minerals as well as the conditions of purchase, sales and delivery also contribute to this.
All points are summarized in our ten guiding principles of corporate policy, which shape the everyday work of every employee at GEDIA.