The German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains came into force on 1 January 2023. This act aims to improve the protection of human rights and the environment in global supply chains. From 1 January 2024, the scope of the act will be extended and will then also apply to Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH and its affiliates (“FBB Group”) in accordance with Secs. 15 et seqq. Of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG).
The FBB Group is aware of its responsibility towards people and the environment and is committed to internationally recognised human rights and environmental standards. These particularly include sustain-able development goals, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Conven-tions, the core labour standards of the International Labour Organisation and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Respecting and safeguarding human rights and environmental interests are an integral part of corporate management and decision-making. In this context, we formulate the requirements we place on our em-ployees, suppliers and service providers in our policy statement on our human rights strategy.
You can find the full text of the policy statement here.
The aim of the complaints procedure is to give all persons the opportunity to point out human rights and environmental risks as well as violations of human rights or environmental obligations. For this purpose, the FBB Group provides reporting channelas part of its general electronic whistleblowing system. The FBB Group’s ombudsperson’s office is also available as a contact for whistleblowers.
The procedure is regulated in the complaints procedure regulations. Details can be viewed here.