of Heckler & Koch GmbH
Law and order as well as ethical and moral principles of the world community determine our actions. These are the United Nations resolutions, in particular the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the Common Position on the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (CFSP), as well as the Political Principles of the Federal Republic of Germany on the Export of War Weapons and Military Equipment. Furthermore, we take the general criticism of arms exports by recognised institutions very seriously.
Starting with the evaluation of our customers, suppliers, service providers and other partners, right through to the selection of personnel, the evaluation of goods in tangible and intangible form is already carried out in the development phase. The evaluation covers own products, services and procurements. Cases of doubt are covered by official expert opinions.
Export controls are one of the central building blocks for anchoring procedures and processes in the company’s organisation.
The organisation is subject to a continuous improvement process and is regularly verified by external audits.
Our maxim is: In case of doubt, we refrain from doing business.
Heckler & Koch GmbH
We are pioneers of the
“Green Countries Strategy”
Binding declaration for corporate responsibility
Arms exports and international arms controls
How do arms exports work?
Made for Safety
We want people to be able to live safely. Our products are designed to protect people in free democratic countries from threats and violence. Heckler & Koch is the leading manufacturer of small arms for NATO and EU countries.