To integrate human rights considerations into our standard business practices, we take guidance from the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We have a range of policies and procedures in place to ensure we treat everyone with respect and to include actions to mitigate the risk of forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking, or other salient human rights risks occurring in our own business and along the value chain. We also expect all our business partners to respect human rights and avoid complicity in any abuse.
Transparent reporting on human rights and labour standards
In an effort to be as transparent as possible, we disclose information about our due diligence, governance, guidelines, and how we assess and manage human rights measures in the Human Rights and labour Standards chapter in the SAP Integrated Report.
Identifying concerns and speaking out
We have embedded the respect for human rights into our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. Every employee has equal responsibility for upholding our high standards of ethical business and is encouraged to speak up with concerns about any situation, without fearing personal retribution. We equally encourage those who do business with us to speak out and get in touch with us about any suspected issues using our reporting tool Speak Out at SAP.*
Ethical use of artificial intelligence
Recognising the significant impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on people, our customers, and society, our guiding principles steer the development and deployment of our AI software to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.
Respecting and protecting individual privacy
Our commitment to protecting and respecting individuals' privacy is outlined in SAP Trust Center, which includes our data protection guidelines and global compliance data protection laws.
Accessibility support in our products
We are proud to say that making our software work for more people has been, and continues to be, a high priority. We bring accessibility to life with design and development for inclusion.
Upholding high standards across our supply chain
We expect suppliers and partners to respect human rights. Our codes of conduct require them to uphold labour rights and provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, as outlined in the Sustainable Procurement chapter in our integrated report.