The Code of Conduct is an integral part of our corporate culture and is closely aligned with the guiding principle of our strategy: "Respect & Results". Our Code of Conduct is guided by the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Compact as well as the conventions issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct is underpinned by additional Group policies such as the Anti-Corruption Policy, which provides clear instructions on how to handle gifts, benefits and offers of hospitality. The Competition Compliance Policy prohibits agreements with competitors.
Since 2006, the Code of Conduct has applied to all regions and divisions of Deutsche Post DHL. It lays down guidelines for the day-to-day workplace conduct for our approximately 480,000 employees. The Code of Conduct also sets out our commitment to the health and well-being of our employees, as well as our understanding of diversity and inclusion. It is the foundation for the behavior of our staff and thus the guiding principle for all of our company’s business practices.
Supplier Code of Conduct
The Supplier Code of Conduct is included in all procurement contracts concluded since 2008. It obliges suppliers to adhere to ethical and ecological standards. Child and forced labor are prohibited, and salaries and working times must comply with national laws and regulations.
Key principles and Group policies
|Universal Declaration of Human Rights||Website|
|UN Global Compact||Website|
|Core Labor Standards of the International Labour Organization||Website|
| OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises
|Code of Conduct||PDF (625 kB)|
|Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC)||PDF (misc. languages)
|Anti-Corruption Policy, Business Ethics Policy, Competition Compliance Policy||Only for internal purposes|
|Investment Policy||Only for internal purposes|
|Environmental Policy||PDF (62 kB)|
|Paper Policy||PDF (74 kB)|
| Procurement Policy
||Only for internal purposes
|Corporate Health Policy||PDF (152 kB)|
|Road Safety Code||PDF (97 kB)|
|Declaration of Conformity with the German Corporate Governance Code||Investor Relations|