The Lenzing Group highlights “People” as a strategic element of sCore TEN, which demands a systematic agenda and the management of social responsibility targets. Doing good and supporting social causes is part of the company’s DNA and fully in line with its philosophy. Success in social sustainability and the people agenda can do justice to the world and improve business results, while boosting brand value and the external perception of the company. Lenzing is of the firm belief that this will further enhance a shared set of values between employer and employees. This cross-departmental project was initiated in 2020 and continued in 2021 to create a framework for joint social responsibility targets in order to:
- define, agree and approve global targets across the group
- prepare the ground for follow-up lighthouse projects and quick wins
- ensure the organizational integration & anchoring of the topic for the long term
The Lenzing Group’s corporate culture is characterized by long-term partnerships, close collaboration, and mutual respect based on open dialog and transparency. Sustainability has been integrated into Lenzing’s global human resources (HR) strategy, HR policy, and HR processes as a company value.
The Lenzing Group is committed to conducting business in a manner that respects the rights and dignity of all people. Lenzing respects internationally recognized human and labor rights for all employees and business partners.
Labor rights are subject to national laws. Employees at all Lenzing sites receive fair wages thanks to a highly regarded internal global grading system, collective bargaining, the activities of union representatives, and national protections for human rights. The EcoVadis supplier assessment tool includes fair labor rights in the upstream supply chain. The wood certification systems used by Lenzing ensure that labor conditions meet the requirements of ILO Core Conventions. The Lenzing Group’s own labor practices also form part of the EcoVadis assessment.