Kassel, Germany, 11-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — With its accession to the Global Compact, K+S has underscored its support for the ten principlesin the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. In the case of K+S, these principles are already reflected in its core values and principles that are binding on all K+S Group employees.
“We know that we can only be successful over the long term if due account is taken of social and ecological aspects when engaging in business activities that are geared toward sustainable economic success,” says Norbert Steiner, chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft,” and that is why we support the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact as an element of our strategy for addressing sustainability issues.”
The goal of the Global Compact is to provide a platform for dialogue between companies and other organizations that promote the ten principles. It was launched 15 years ago. More than 8,000 companies as well as cities, scientific institutions and non-governmental organizations participate in this initiative worldwide.
K+S is an international resources company. We have been mining and processing mineral raw materials for 125 years. The products we produce from them are used worldwide in agriculture, food and road safety and are important elements in numerous industrial processes. Potash and salt are integral nutrients for the megatrend of a constantly growing and increasingly prosperous global population striving for a higher standard of living. This will result in increasing consumption of mineral resources. We serve the resulting growth in demand from production sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as through a global distribution network. K+S is the world’s largest salt producer and one of the top potash providers worldwide. With more than 14,000 employees, K+S achieved revenues in financial year 2014 of about € 3.8 billion and an EBIT of € 641 million. K+S is the commodities stock on the German DAX index. Learn more about K+S at www.k-plus-s.com.
You can find further information on the K+S sustainability strategy at http://www.k-plus-s.com/en/nachhaltigkeit/
Michael Wudonig, CFA
Phone: +49 561 9301 1262
SOURCE: K+S AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT