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United Nations Global Compact

As a globally operating company, KARL STORZ is part of a network of complex interactions between markets, politics, and society that affect our company on a daily basis. Of course, we carefully monitor and assess the company’s influence on internal and external groups.

The firm belief that economic success and social responsibility are not mutually exclusive, but rather closely interlinked, has always formed the foundation for the ethical conduct of KARL STORZ towards its business partners.

This is why KARL STORZ became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to promote sustainable development and socially responsible policies. KARL STORZ makes this commitment more transparent and uses its entrepreneurial scope to promote sustainability and social responsibility in a globalized economy. With this membership, the company is particularly committed to the Ten Principles of the Global Compact, i.e. to respect human rights and to observe humane labor standards; to promote the sustainable and responsible use of environmental resources; and to combat corruption.