KiK releases stand-alone human rights policy

Author: KiK, Published on: 11 December 2017

KiK Textilien & Non-Food GmbH, referred as ‘KiK’ in this document is committed to respecting Human Rights wherever we operate. This statement references and supplements the KiK Code of Conduct which represents the applicable principle for all our business operations...

Our human rights commitment extends to our employees and, in the reach of our leverage and responsibility, to other parties in our supply chain... KiK is committed to respecting human rights in its operations and business relationships, including using its leverage when able and providing/cooperating in legitimate remediation processes when harms occur. Our Code of Conduct provides guidance on addressing grievances... 

[W]e implement and maintain appropriate human rights due diligence processes into all our business dealings to prevent becoming complicit or supportive in any human rights abuses...

To identify its exposure KiK has conducted an investigation in its supply chain to identify the salient human rights perils and negative impacts within our ability of awareness and commercial influence...

To gain transparence we also use appropriate grievance reporting mechanisms that allow those directly affected in their human rights by our operations to contact us. We investigate and, where appropriate, take remedial action to address abuses. 

Upholding the principle of transparency we publically will share our progress on the implementation and results of our Human Rights Due Diligence process. 

 

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