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Our commitment to human rights and to fighting modern slavery

How we ensure ethical, legally compliant conduct throughout the company.

KSB attaches great importance to balancing economic success and value orientation. To this end, we stand up for human rights, equal treatment and compliant working conditions worldwide and document this in our policy statements, guidelines and commitments.

KSB is committed to ethical conduct and equal treatment

Human rights as a core element of entrepreneurial conduct

Respecting human rights is a core element of corporate social responsibility at KSB. We recognise the obligations this entails throughout the company and along the entire value creation chain.

Wherever we become aware of violations of human rights principles, we urge that they be stopped immediately. We also expect employees as well as business partners to act in accordance with recognised human rights.

Our Human Rights Policy Statement details how we ensure that human rights are respected in all our business operations.

Preventing modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 passed by the British Parliament in the same year is a milestone in the fight against modern slavery. As such, section 54 of the Act requires companies to prepare a statement on forced labour, slavery, servitude and human trafficking for each financial year.

This statement must detail how the company takes steps to ensure that such practices are prevented within its organisation and along its supply chains ─ a task that we at KSB are more than happy to fulfil.

Employees are committed to ethical conduct

As a globally active and sustainable company, we have established a global culture based on our corporate values that commits all employees and managers worldwide to ethical, legally compliant conduct. To this end, we act responsibly to facilitate economic, environmental and social progress.

KSB is committed to diversity and inclusion – now and in the future

People of all colours, genders and sexual orientations are employed at our company. Respecting and promoting the diversity of our employees, partners and customers is therefore a high priority for us. At KSB, no one is discriminated against because of their origin, gender or other personal characteristics or behaviour. Instead, we mutually respect and value each other.

KSB comply with international standards

With our corporate values; environmental protection, occupational health & safety and quality guidelines; sustainability policy; Code of Conduct and commitments we comply with the following and other internationally recognised standards:

  • The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 
  • The eight fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Ombudsperson system for suspected violations of our values

Our whistleblowing scheme with ombudspersons is prominently placed throughout the organisation as part of our global compliance management system. 

When selecting suppliers, we are not just guided by economic criteria. New and existing suppliers are evaluated on the basis of environmental responsibility, occupational health & safety, social standards and legally compliant conduct criteria.

Find out how KSB puts its social responsibility into practice

Social responsibility at KSB

Corporate Responsibility

As a successful company with global operations, KSB is aware of its responsibility towards the environment and society. The company has therefore made striking a balance between profitable growth and social responsibility the foundation for its actions.

KSB supports the UN Global Compact

KSB and the UN Global Compact

KSB joined the United Nations Global Compact more than a decade ago and considers it a foundation for responsible business. Particularly important for us: the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

A well project in the Sahara supported by KSB

Our commitment to a better society

KSB is helping people and their development through more than 100 social projects and initiatives worldwide. Our focus issues are education, environmental protection and access to clean drinking water for everyone.

KSB ethics and values

Company Commitments

Why customers, business partners and employees can be sure that KSB’s conduct will always meet the highest standards.