Human Rights

Compliance with social standards on workers’ rights in supplier companies

In order to ensure compliance with relevant social standards as well as to ensure employee rights in the supplier companies, HOYER Handel requires its business partners to comply with the principles of its Code of Conduct for Business Partners. This requirement is part of the framework agreement that HOYER Handel concludes with all suppliers. In addition, HOYER Handel, as an amfori member, conducts a social audit together with its trading partner TGI at every production facility in China. These audits must be valid throughout the whole order process. The audit comprises 13 performance areas. If a certain minimum rating is not met, the supplier will not receive orders by HOYER Handel.

Amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative

As a member of the amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), HOYER Handel is committed to the BSCI Code of Conduct, which ensures compliance with fundamental human rights within the global production and supply chain.

UN Global Compact

To underpin its social responsibility, HOYER Handel participates in the United Nations Global Compact initiative. Since 2020, HOYER Handel has been committed to the principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. More about the UN Global Compact at

Code of Conduct for Business Partners

Our Code of Conduct for Business Partners defines the standards and behaviors we expect from our business partners in their corporate activities. The Code of Conduct reinforces our approach of shared responsibility and collaborative cooperation with the aim of continuously improving the sustainability performance of our supply chain. The Code of Conduct is broken down into the three strategic fields of ‘ESG’ – Environment, Social and Governance and available in English as well as (Simplified) Chinese.

Code of Conduct for Business Partners (PDF, 60 KB)

HOYER Handel Grievance System

HOYER Handel operates an outsourced grievance system, which is hosted by an attorney´s office. This system is compliant with the Whistleblower Protection Act and the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act. All persons are given the opportunity to report complaints or suspected cases of incompliance with relation to HOYER Handel either confidentially or anonymously. This also includes violations of our Code of Conduct for Business Partners and Code of Conduct for Employees. All complaints are carefully examined and the necessary follow-up measures are being implemented. The whistleblower is always legally protected.

Further Information on HOYER Handel Grievance System