Ethics and compliance

As participants in the UN Global Compact, we are committed to integrating the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles into our business. In addition to environment, these include human rights, labour rights and anti-corruption.

RHI Magnesita has zero tolerance of bribery and corruption in our own operations or our value chain. Our Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct, both available on our website, make clear that our employees and business partners must fully comply with antibribery and corruption laws. All office-based employees in RHI Magnesita must complete online training on business ethics.

We must also bring to life our commitment to internationally recognised human rights and labour rights in our business, supply chain and beyond. More than 82% of our employees are covered by unions, works councils or collective bargaining.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct explicitly includes human rights and labour rights provisions and we are implementing a new tool to ensure that suppliers commit to this. The Board considers and approves annual statements for publication, available on our website, in accordance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.

An independently operated hotline allows confidential and anonymous reporting of suspected wrongdoing or any other concerns about our business.