Sustainable corporate governance

The short-term and medium-term components of the remuneration - the Daimler Company Bonus - have been further developed for the Board of Management and Level 1–3 managers, with effect as of January 1, 2019. These components are linked not only to financial targets but also to sustainability-related transformation targets and non-financial targets that focus on employees, customers, integrity, and diversity. The transformation targets in particular are closely examined within the framework of the annual review of the Daimler Company Bonus, whereby the targets for 2020 will be even more closely aligned with the company’s sustainable business strategy.

In accordance with this strategy, we are pursuing our defined targets in the six areas of action and establishing a continuous improvement process. Our management and organizational structures support this process by means of clear lines of responsibility in all business divisions. The Group Sustainability Board (GSB) is our central management body for all sustainability issues and reports to the Board of Management. The GSB is headed by Renata Jungo Brüngger (the Board of Management member responsible for Integrity and Legal Affairs) and Markus Schäfer (the Board of Management member responsible for Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development). The operational work is done by the Sustainability Competence Office, which consists of representatives from the units managed by the two Co-chairs.

Integrity, compliance, and legal responsibility are the cornerstones of our sustainable corporate governance and serve as the basis of all our actions as defined in our Integrity Code. The Integrity Code is supplemented by other in-house principles and policies.

The ten principles of the UN Global Compact provide a fundamental guide for our business operations. As a founding member and part of the LEAD group, we are strongly committed to the Global Compact. Our internal principles and policies are founded on this international frame of reference and other international principles, including the Core Labor Standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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