OQ Chemicals commits to aligning its business activities with the following internationally recognized standards and guidelines:
Entrepreneurial action applies to our own business transactions and our global supply and value-added chains.
Our guidelines and principles form the obligatory action framework for all co-workers and business partners and define concrete measures and aims. Concrete measures include the training of co-workers and the implementation of minimum requirements, such as internationally and nationally applicable legislation, as well as the core standards for work of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
We are committed to strengthening human rights and preventing any violation of human rights in our supply chains.
For this purpose, OQ Chemicals has developed a risk process for evaluating suppliers.
OQ Chemicals’ duty of care with regard to human rights is implemented within our Supplier Risk Analysis, whereby we consider above all the following issues: child labor ban, co-worker representation, fair and safe working conditions.
If a supplier cannot prove social standards and principles or they are suspected of not observing them sufficiently, then OQ Chemicals initiates an escalation loop. The culmination of the escalation loop results in a termination of the business relationship. Suspicions can be referred via media, business partners or other OQC departments and must be reported to Legal or Risk Management, who in turn must warn Sustainability Management and Procurement.
Depending on the result and severity of the ambiguities or deviations from OQC requirements, differing measures are implemented, which apply to the individual situation and assessment:
All the steps of the escalation loop and the decisions made must be documented appropriately (e-mails, written documents, etc.) and archived for a minimum of ten years.