Humanity is a matter of course for us

Commissioner for Human Rights

DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies GmbH takes its responsibility seriously and complies with the requirements of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG). Accordingly, the company places the highest value on compliance with human rights and environmental standards in its supply chains, aiming to identify, reduce, or prevent any possible risks or violations.

DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies GmbH's commitment to these essential duties is documented in a statement, which you can view here.

Mr. Thomas Esser has been appointed as the Human Rights Officer according to the LkSG for DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies GmbH. He serves as the central contact for matters concerning human rights or environmental aspects and is responsible for addressing risks or violations in these areas.


Typical risks related to human rights include:


  • Exploitation through slavery or forced labor
  • Use of child labor
  • Any form of discrimination and unequal treatment
  • Suppression of freedom of association and trade union rights
  • Disregard of national labor protection standards
  • Failure to pay fair wages or disregard of minimum wage laws
  • Environmental damage affecting habitat, such as soil contamination, water, and air pollution
  • Unlawful land acquisition or expropriation of vital resources
  • Abuse of security services leading to injuries to individuals


Environmental risks include:


  • Harmful handling of substances like mercury
  • Use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Improper treatment of hazardous waste in accordance with international conventions


If you wish to report human rights or environmental issues, DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies GmbH has a reporting procedure in accordance with the guidelines of the LkSG. Details about this and the corresponding procedural rules can be found here. For related concerns, you can contact the Human Rights Officer Thomas Esser, who is available through the following contact methods:


Thomas Esser

phone: +49 5594 801-0