Social responsibility

Since it was founded in 1945, ethical conduct has always been deeply rooted in the HARTING family business. With our vision "We want to create value for people", we are establishing the foundation for our corporate goals – which are aligned towards efficiency and sustainability.

These values can be sensed within our company and are brought to life by our approximately 5,000 employees in their daily work. Our awards, including the Railsponsible CSR Award or our multiple CSR Commitment awards with gold status from the EcoVadis rating agency, bear testimony to our understanding of CSR. CSR stands for Corporate Social Responsibility.

At HARTING, we assume social responsibility by considering the economic, technological, social and ecological consequences of our corporate decisions and actions. HARTING voluntarily contributes to the well-being and sustainable development of our global society at the locations where it operates, within the realm of possibilities and spheres of activity. We are guided by universally accepted ethical values and principles: especially honesty, integrity and respect for human dignity.

Certified CSR management system

In accepting its social responsibility, HARTING is guided by the international standard ISO 26000 – the Guideline on Social Responsibility – and has a certified CSR management system at its business branches

  • HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
  • HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
  • HARTING Electronics GmbH and
  • HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG.

The national standards ONR 192500 from Austria and RS 10 from Spain, which cover the core topics of ISO 26000 and define clear requirements for implementation, are the basis for this certification. As a guideline, the ISO 26000 is not directly certifiable.

The ZVEI "Code of Conduct"

HARTING also undertakes to comply with the Code of Conduct of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (in German: Zentralverband der Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie or ZVEI), which sets out the principles of socially responsible corporate management and was created based on ISO 26000.

Our excellent CSR commitment

The CSR commitment of the HARTING Technology Group has been recognized and rewarded in 2017 by Railsponsible, the industry initiative of the railway industry, and in 2015 with the "Supplier Sustainability Award 2015" presented by Bombardier Transportation.

In addition, the EcoVadis rating agency has awarded the HARTING Foundation & Co. KG its gold status for the third time in a row. This puts us in the top five percent of CSR performers among manufacturers of electronic components.

HARTING receives Railsponsible CSR Award from the European Railway Industry