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Values and management

    What we think, what we do

    The aspiration to manage our business operations in a sustainable, socially responsible manner is an important part of Krones’ corporate philosophy.

    Embracing such fundamental values as honesty, transparency, fairness and authenticity is the paramount goal of our CSR strategy. It is designed to incorporate social and ecological aspects into our business processes, and thus contribute towards long-term commercial success.

    Mission Statement

    Our clients worldwide operate primarily in the liquid food and beverage industries. We offer them the best machines, the best lines and the best systems on a globalised scale, including all the requisite services.

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    Global Compact

    Krones AG joined the UN Global Compact in 2012 and is committed to its ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. We are taking an active role to ensure that these standards are adhered to in all of our business processes and demand the same of our suppliers.

    Human rights
    • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
    • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
    Labour
    • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
    • Principle 4: Businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
    • Principle 5: Businesses should support the effective abolition of child labour.
    • Principle 6: Businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
    Environment
    • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
    • Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
    • Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
    Anti-corruption
    • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

    CSR Committee

    The CSR Committee controls Krones’ global sustainability-related activities. It has seven members, monitors the CSR strategy and the associated measures taken. Together, the committee’s members endeavour to develop new ideas for improvements by talking to all stakeholders, so that Krones continues to play a leading role in the machinery and plant construction sector, not least in terms of our commitment to sustainability.

    Its members are:

    Christoph Klenk

    Christoph Klenk

    Executive Board Chairman of Krones AG

    Human resources, communication, quality, compliance, legal matters, corporate development, information management

    Volker Kronseder

    Volker Kronseder

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Krones AG

    Ingrid Reuschl

    Ingrid Reuschl

    Department Head

    Public Relations and Web Solutions, and responsible for CSR issues

    Claudia Islinger

    Claudia Islinger

    Member of the Employees’ Council, represents the staff, and thus provides invaluable input of current issues affecting our employees.

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich Kohnhäuser

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich Kohnhäuser

    is the link to the academic community with his long years of experience as a university professor.

    Philipp Graf von und zu Lerchenfeld

    Philipp Graf von und zu Lerchenfeld

    Member of the German Bundestag, supports the CSR Committee whenever political issues arise.

    Roland Pokorny

    Roland Pokorny

    Head of Corporate Communications at Krones AG

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Schwartz

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Schwartz

    Honorary Professor of Applied Ethics, in particular business ethics and corporate ethics, is the go-to member on the CSR Committee for all questions involving ethical and sustainable operations.

    Welf Kramer

    Welf Kramer

    Compliance Officer, secures the adherence of all laws, acts as well as internal and external policies.

    Nico Irrgang

    Nico Irrgang

    Public Relations 

    Corporate Communications, supports the department management in all CSR duties.

    CSR specialist teams

    There are also CSR specialist teams, which are composed of representatives from various specialist departments. They formulate goals, measures and remits for their own specialism. The CSR Officer submits the proposals to the CSR Committee, which in its turn, after consulting with the Executive Board, ensures that sustainability concerns are translated into corporate reality throughout the entire group.

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