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Human Rights

Our absolute commitment to safeguarding human rights is rooted in the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (EHCR). Since 2013, we have supported the UN Global Compact (UNGC) whose Ten Principles address not only the promotion of human rights, but also labor standards, environmental protection, and the fight against corruption.

Human trafficking and modern slavery

voestalpine Group companies subject to the UK Modern Slavery Act fulfill the Act’s requirements by publishing a statement to that effect. Both the voestalpine corporate Code of Conduct and its Code of Conduct for Business Partners explicitly mention and expressly prohibit human trafficking and modern slavery.


We developed an online training program in collaboration with renowned experts to ensure that human rights are respected and upheld within the Group. It is designed to sensitize all our employees to their heightened responsibility for observing human rights and gives them important information as well as instructions on how to act. This training provides a general introduction to and an explanation of the concept of “human rights”, describes human rights in our day-to-day work—especially working conditions and non-discrimination—and addresses human rights in the supply chain.

Modul 1: Fundamental of Human Rights

  • Definition
  • Human Rights at voestalpine
  • Code of Conduct
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Ineractive Elements
  • Additional Information
  • Infomercial on CSR

Modul 2: Human Rights in Day-to-Day Work

  • Working Conditions
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Right to Freedom of Association
  • Right to Education

Module 3: Human Rights in the Supply Chain

  • Critical Human Rights
  • Success and Risks
  • Alliances
  • SSCM and CR Checklist
  • Consequences