One core aspect of our value chain at HORNBACH is the origin of our products. Here, we focus on people and the environment. All timber on offer at HORNBACH is either FSC®-certified (FSC® Chain of Custody certificate ) or comes from trustworthy European production. All natural stone available for purchase at our HORNBACH DIY megastores with garden centers has been imported from supervised quarries and has not been hand-hewn in inhumane conditions. The conditions in which our products are manufactured matter to us:
We adhere to ILO requirements
For us, the basic rules of social responsibility also include recognizing the international standards set out in the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO). The conventions of the ILO serve as a basis for HORNBACH's own regulations and have been adapted in line with our requirements. Our suppliers also have to ensure compliance with these standards at their own upstream suppliers. Compliance with these regulations is monitored with annual factory audits.
HORNBACH is working actively and insistently to ensure compliance with these regulations and to make sure that any problem areas are systematically identified and immediately remedied.
Ensuring compliance with international minimum standards
For more than ten years now, HORNBACH has voluntarily made every effort to ensure that minimum social standards are complied with at factories producing goods for the company. To this end, HORNBACH commissions independent audit institutes to check and evaluate factories’ compliance with international standards at regular intervals.
Among others, the aspects audited and assessed include (consistent with ILO conventions):
- No child labor
- Adequate safety standards, e.g. sufficiently broad escape routes, adequate fire protection
- Compliance with local laws
- Suitable accommodation.
A detailed description can be found in HORNBACHs CSR policy: PDF (62.71 kB) .
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