thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is part of society and its social environment. Our actions have an impact on our own employees, the people who work for us in our value chain, the organizations we work with and not to forget our national and international customers. We therefore bear responsibility at many levels, which we live up to as a reliable partner. Through our value-oriented approach, we contribute to the positive development of our society and shape the future.
Our employees, whether in our own company or along our value chain, are our most important asset. Without their contribution, we cannot build or develop submarines and naval vessels, or produce and bring to market innovative sonar technologies and sustainable products. We strongly support any initiative at our company, as well as along our supply chain, that promotes fair working conditions, occupational health and safety, diversity and inclusion.
As part of our values-based approach, we demand and promote fair working conditions along our value chain and offer long-term, secure employment as one of Europe's largest employers in the maritime industry. This includes in particular the commitment of our suppliers and partners to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct.