Core Values and Principles (Code of Conduct)

The high degree of entrepreneurial expertise the K+S Group shows in its business segments is recognized by business partners and other stakeholders alike. We consider it a great challenge to maintain and to continuously develop this reputation. In order to do this we rely on the integrity and responsibility of each individual employee.

Sustainability

We know that a sustainable successful economy is based not only on rules and laws, but also requires people’s basic trust. In order to achieve our principal goal, which is sustainable economic success, we also consider the connected ecological and social aspects of our activities.
We act upon opportunities which arise while handling risks with care.

Integrity

We support the compliance with internationally recognised human rights and act in accordance with the laws of the countries in which we operate. We reject any form of forced and child labour.
We respect free competition. We do not tolerate any form of corruption. We avoid conflicts of interest, and protect company property against any misuse. We respect trade union freedom of association and the right to engage in collective wage bargaining.

Respect, Fairness and Trust

We treat our business partners, employees, and other stakeholders with respect and fairness. Providing an environment of equal opportunities and rejecting of any kind of discrimination is a matter of course for us. We create a workplace atmosphere that facilitates the open exchange of ideas and an approach to dealing with one another characterized by confidence.

Competence and Creativity

We take actions to maintain and increase specialist competencies, commitment and motivation of our employees. We encourage our employees to contribute their creativity to the success of the company. We reward our employees in line with the market and in relation to performance on the basis of salary structures which are oriented towards economic success.
As a global company, we recognize that intercultural competence is an important factor of our continued success. We develop intercultural competences in a targeted way.

Transparency

We provide our employees, shareholders, the capital market, the media and other stakeholders with comprehensive, truthful and intelligible information.