Global Compact

K+S signed the United Nations Global Compact in 2015. We therefore support the ten principles of the Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

These are reflected in the Code of Conduct to which all employees of the K+S Group are bound. Launched in 2000, the Global Compact provides a platform for exchange between its over 13,000 members worldwide: companies, cities, scientific institutions and non-governmental organisations.

Human rights

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
  • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.



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