As a globally operating company, KARL STORZ is connected to a network of complex interactions between markets, politics and society which continually affect our operations. Of course, we carefully monitor and assess the company’s influence on both internal and external stakeholders.
The firm belief that economic success and social responsibility are not mutually exclusive, but rather closely interlinked, has always formed the foundation for our ethical conduct towards our business partners. This is why we became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to promote sustainable development and socially responsible policies, in 2004. We made this commitment transparent and use its entrepreneurial scope to promote sustainability and social responsibility in a globalized economy.
It was particularly important for us to reaffirm our commitment to sustainability considering current global challenges. Therefore, as of 2023, we are a member of the newly registered association UN Global Compact Network Germany. With this membership, we are 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.