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Preamble

For the family-owned company Kärcher, sustainable management is an essential part of its corporate culture. Kärcher stands by its social responsibility and states the following principles:

Human rights and compliance with the laws
We respect human rights and in all countries the respective laws, values, standards and social systems.

Discrimination
We do not tolerate any kind of discrimination with regard to sex, age,
race, nationality, disability, social origin and sexual orientation. We
support equal opportunity.

Child work
We condemn child work and observe the legal regulations for the minimum age of employees.

Forced labour and punishment
We condemn forced labour and the physical punishment, threats and harassment of employees.

Corruption
We condemn any kind of corruption.

Freedom of association
We recognise the right of our employees to freedom of association. We work together on a basis of trust with employee representatives.

Fair wages and working hours
Wages and social contributions comply with the minimum statutory requirements applicable locally.

Health and safety
We protect our employees against hazards at the workplace and support health promoting measures.

Environmental protection
We ensure that our products, services and processes are environmentally-friendly. Wherever we are active, we comply with environmental requirements and use natural resources responsibly.