Apleona Compliance Communications
Apleona has its own Compliance whistleblowing tool (APLEONA Compliance Communications). In addition to German and English it is also available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Croatian, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
Please use the following link:
LkSG (German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains)
1. The German LkSG – Your Rights
The German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (LkSG) requires companies to ensure compliance with high standards for human rights and environmental protection along the entire supply chain. Apleona joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) initiative in 2017 and supports the ten universal goals formulated here, including the protection of human rights. The UNGC is the world’s biggest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance. In the Apleona Group, we have compiled important information for all Apleona employees and for the employees of our suppliers regarding your rights and possible courses of action for reporting violations of human rights.
2. Access to the complaints procedure
We have set up a central complaints procedure to give employees of the Apleona Group and of our suppliers the opportunity to report human rights violations. You can contact us by e-mail, by mail, and via our whistleblower portal Compliance Communication.
3. Making contact
Via our whistleblower portal Compliance Communication(see above)
Alternatively, you can write a letter to us at the following address
Compliance / Human Rights
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1. Human rights in general
„"Human rights are the fundamental rights to which all human beings are entitled. Various moral, legal, and philosophical norms are based on the premise that human rights are superior to laws or cultural traditions. This primacy of human rights has been underlined by the international community in the International Bill of Human Rights and the core human rights instruments (...)." (cf. DIN ISO 26000, page 40f).
The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the following parts:
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (it calls upon every individual and all organs of society to help ensure respect for human rights).
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (e.g. right to life and liberty, right to equality before the law, right to freedom of expression, etc.)
- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (e.g., right to work, right to food, right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, right to education, right to social security, etc.).
- Optional protocols of the two covenants (e.g., abolition of the death penalty)
- Seven human rights instruments (e.g., elimination of racial discrimination, elimination of discrimination against women, prevention and elimination of torture or inhuman punishment, rights of the child, participation of children in armed conflict, sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families, protection of all persons from enforced disappearance, rights of persons with disabilities
2. Human rights at Apleona
Apleona has been a member of the UN Global Compact since September 2017 and has, among other things, also committed to respecting and promoting human rights as follows:
- Companies should support and respect the protection of international human rights.
- Companies should ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Link to membership: unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/participants/120401
Apleona is committed to fully respecting human rights and taking responsibility within its value chain. We will analyze the risks in our own business operations and those of our suppliers and take effective measures to ensure human rights. This relates in particular to compliance with
- Social standards (freedom from violence, equal opportunities, health protection, further training, etc.),
- labor standards (minimum age, wages, working and break times, occupational safety, etc.), and
- environmental standards (nature and environmental protection, waste management, etc.)
in the production of goods and services in Germany and Europe, but also in developing and emerging countries.
Apleona´s Compliance Management System (CMS) ensures that the group, its individual companies, bodies, their constituent members and staff conduct themselves in a manner consistent with rules and ethical norms.
The CMS at Apleona is continually being updated and adjusted to meet changing real-world circumstance, regulatory environments and risks.
The current Apleona CMS was certified by the independent Institut für Corporate Governance in der deutschen Immobilienwirtschaft e.V. following an intensive auditing process conducted in summer of 2021 pursuant to the internally recognized IDW PS 980 standard (Principles of Proper Auditing of Compliance Management Systems of the German Institute of Auditors).
The certification is available for retrieval by customers, business partners and other interested professionals at the following link: