Human Rights at Porsche & in our Supply Chains
No Porsche sports car comes into being without the people who build and design it. That is why, at Porsche, people are at the heart of everything we stand for.
We consider respect for human rights a key pillar of responsible corporate governance. Our aspiration is that human rights should be respected both in our group companies and by our business partners. Porsche's corporate responsibility does not end at our factory gates. Our clear objective is: our products should be produced without human rights violations. As a manufacturer of premium products we are rightly held to a very high standard. Our customers want to be able to identify unequivocally with Porsche.
As part of its sustainability strategy, Porsche is committed to sustainable development in the areas of environment, society as well as responsible corporate governance and strives to ensure social and environmental sustainability along the supply chain.
Where are these Principles anchored?
With the following policy statement Porsche is committed to respecting human rights, in particular promoting good working conditions and fair trade. We have formulated clear rules – both relative to our own business activities and with regard to our global supply chains. This statement supplements and specifies our guidelines with regard to human rights and good working conditions.
Human Rights and Environmental Complaints
We reject any form of human rights violations. Appropriate and effective grievance management is an important part of our due diligence processes to prevent and remedy potential adverse human rights and environmental impacts caused by our company and business activities.
Porsche operates a multi-level complaints management system that provides internal and external complainants with a confidential communication channel for reporting possible human rights violations and breaches of environmental obligations.
The complaint procedure can, among others, be accessed through the following channels:
You can reach Porsche's Business & Human Rights office by e-mail via the following mailbox:
Business & Human Rights messages can be submitted 24/7 by calling the following international toll-free number:
+800 444 46300*
*In some countries, not all telephone providers support the free international hotline.
Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG
Business & Human Rights Office
70435 Stuttgart, Germany
Online Reporting Channel
Via the BKMS, you have the opportunity to submit complaints on the topic of Business & Human Rights anonymously. Communication takes place via a digital mailbox. Further information can be found under the following link:
In the following rules of procedure you will find further information on complaint handling.
Due Diligence Report
Report on the Fulfillment of Human Rights and Environmental due Diligence Obligations
Porsche AG is required to publish an annual report on the fulfillment of human rights and environmental due diligence obligations in its own business area and in the area of the supply chain.
For the year 2022, we have integrated the relevant content into our Annual and Sustainability Report. You can view this under the following link:
Annual and Sustainability Report 2021
BHR Council Office
Our central Point of Contact for Business & Human Rights at Porsche
Additional Business & Human Rights questions and concerns can be reported to the Business & Human Rights office via the following mailbox: email@example.com.
If you contact us in relation with Business & Human Rights at Porsche or report a complaint through the available channels, we will process the related personal data in order to handle the complaint and, if necessary, draw consequences. Internally at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, this is the responsibility of the Business & Human Rights office, which has established rules of procedure for complaint procedures to protect the interests concerned. The available information is consolidated there and the complaint is investigated. If necessary, the relevant departments are involved. Insofar as this does not affect the clarification, the personal data is processed in pseudonymized form. Data that is no longer required after the conclusion of the procedure is deleted. Depending on the location in the supply chain, the complaint may be transferred to the processes for the internal whistleblowing system (in the case of complaints concerning Porsche) or processed as part of the processes for the Supply Chain Grievance Mechanism or the Business Partner Check (in the case of complaints concerning suppliers). Personal data is only transferred to other companies in the Porsche Group, to business partners or to the authorities as required by law.