Human rights & fair labor practices

Management Approach

Material topic: Human rights & fair labor practices

Importance for Lenzing

  • People are at the core of the company’s business success


  • Good labor practices promote staff safety and wellbeing and ensure healthy and satisfied employees
  • Enabling personal success and contributing to the growth and success of the company
  • Lenzing is a first choice employer in the global fiber industry
  • Diversity promotes the quality of business decisions and contributes to the company’s resilience
  • Competitive advantage through a committed workforce
  • Development of a corporate culture that is characterized by openness and mindful interactions
  • Definition of related targets of social sustainability


  • Risk of discrimination and other possible negative impact on human rights
  • Potential regulatory, technology, market and corporate reputational risks

Guiding principles

  • Local Labor Right laws
  • Policy on Human Rights and Labor Standards
  • Lenzing Group Reward Guideline
  • Global Code of Business Conduct
  • Global Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Wood and Pulp Policy
  • Sustainability Policy
  • HR Strategy
  • sCore TEN culture and leadership model
  • Diversity concept
  • Personnel development measures and tailor-made training programs

Due diligence processes and (ongoing) measures

  • Compensation and benefit benchmarks and grading systems
  • Application of 4-eye’s principles
  • Whistleblower system


  • Global roll-out and implementation of guiding principles
  • Contribution to SDG 5, 8 and 10
  • Continuous development of corporate culture
  • To have a continuously valid third-party audited accredited social certificate for every Lenzing Group production (fiber or dissolving wood pulp) site by 2024
  • To enable people to live even better lives with Lenzing products and by respecting human rights, employee wellbeing, and diversity
  • To continuously support the development of local communities near Lenzing production sites and support social welfare programs to 2025 and beyond

Achievements/activities in the reporting year

  • No cases of discrimination and human rights abuses reported in the CMS (Compliance Management System)
  • Eye-to-eye partner for local unions, works councils, and other workforce representatives
  • No strikes at any Lenzing production facility
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Employees training programs
  • Regional social projects
  • Implementation of Global Performance and Talent Management


  • VP Corporate Human Resources


  • Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Sustainability

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