Strategy and Management
With the goal of sustainable value creation, we incorporate sustainability factors into our strategic planning and operational processes.
Products and Partners
We want to combine maximum customer benefit with sustainable value creation. We cooperate closely with our customers and suppliers to jointly improve the safety, quality and environmental and social compatibility of our products.
Employees and Management
We offer an attractive and safe working environment in which trust, teamwork, equal opportunities and fair and respectful treatment of one another are both valued and practiced.
Environment and Climate
We endeavor to make responsible use of resources. We seek to minimize negative impacts on nature and the environment and to avoid these altogether where possible.
Commitment and Society
We take our responsibility as a good Corporate Citizen seriously and support social and community causes all over the world.
Communication and Cooperation
We maintain an open and constructive dialog with our various stakeholders and inform them regularly and transparently about how we are performing in the area of sustainability.
Corporate Responsibility Management
Our Corporate Responsibility Management system ensures the CR strategy is implemented consistently throughout the company. To this end, we have created appropriate organizational structures:
Corporate Responsibility Organization
The CR Council, which discusses and makes decisions on matters of corporate responsibility, is comprised of one member of the Executive Board, two representatives of top management in the two corporate divisions, the chair of the charitable association Knorr-Bremse Global Care and the Head of the Corporate Responsibility department.
The CR department identifies relevant priorities, defines objectives in coordination with the CR Council, and derives concrete measures. Ultimately the business areas are responsible for successfully implementing CR projects.
Corporate Responsibility Program
The strategic issues we address within our six CR areas are drawn from the results of our materiality analysis and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our due diligence procedures for the key issue of human rights are based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
All of these issues are specifically addressed within Knorr-Bremse’s CR program. The program is approved by Knorr-Bremse’s CR Council and its progress is regularly reviewed.
We maintain an ongoing exchange with internal and external stakeholders. This leads to ideas for further improvements to our CR management. For instance, we regularly analyze customer requirements and market trends, include them in our CR action areas and develop measures based on them.
Further information on our CR strategy.