Code of conduct
We are aware of our responsibility.
The BIRKENSTOCK Group is a global shoe manufacturer. We are aware of our responsibility to our customers and our employees. That is why we have set strict ethical and social rules for ourselves that guide us in our business. We expect our suppliers, i.e., those companies that maintain a business relationship with BIRKENSTOCK Group companies, to act according to the same ethical principles. For this reason, BIRKENSTOCK has developed a Code of Conduct for suppliers. The Code of Conduct is based largely on the principles of the Global Compact issued by the United Nations and the International Labor Organization. It is binding for all BIRKENSTOCK suppliers as well as for BIRKENSTOCK employees.
The contents of the Code of Conduct for BIRKENSTOCK suppliers are::
- Compliance with laws
- Prohibition against corruption and bribery
- Respect for the basic rights of employees
- Prohibition against child labour
- Health and safety of employees
- Environmental protection
- Supply chain
The Code of Conduct takes account of and recognizes social and environmental minimum standards that each supplier must adhere to. By having suppliers sign this document BIRKENSTOCK ensures that the Code of Conduct is implemented in its “supplier qualification process”. In addition, this Code of Conduct is to be included as a mandatory component of all new and extended procurement agreements; in this way, BIRKENSTOCK ensures that its suppliers will abide by these high standards over the long term and that it will remain competitive on a long-term basis.
You can download our Code of Conduct here: