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A partnership for life

We have supported the SOS Children's Villages for many years. With our core business and the commitment of our employees.

Global Compact, stakeholder, CSR: these terms may sound technical but are actually all about people!

Social responsibility is deeply rooted in the Vaillant Group: for our family-run company, corporate success and sustainable growth are closely tied with a focus on social standards.

Accordingly, our S.E.E.D.S. sustainability strategy promotes the use of the Global Compact standards in the supply chain, open communication with our stakeholders and a commitment to social progress. In summary: the active implementation of the strategy in real life. But what does that mean?

Global Compact principles as something we live by

The United Nations have defined ten principles for social responsibility – in the areas of human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and the fight against corruption. The Vaillant Group has recognised the Global Compact principles since 2011. As such, it is committed to implementing all aspects of sustainable corporate management and also expects suppliers to recognise the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. This is laid down in our General Purchasing Terms and is checked as part of supplier audits.

Stakeholder dialogue: keeping up with expectations

Since 2013, we have known even more about our stakeholders: by launching systematic surveys, we gave a voice to Vaillant Group customers, partners, suppliers, employees and shareholders, who can express their expectations through open dialogue. One encouraging finding from the first surveys is that the strategic orientation of our sustainability management meets our stakeholders’ expectations. This reinforces the Vaillant Group’s commitment to green, efficient products from the development to the recycling stage.

Social responsibility at our company sites

Our commitment to SOS Children’s Villages is particularly important to us and is part of a long-term partnership to which many employees show great dedication. Read on to find out more about our activities.