Ethics & Compliance
Our policy currently provides us with a strong ethics and compliance foundation for our business.
Ethics can be defined as a practical application of morally acceptable – or value-based – practices in a given situation. Compliance refers to the set of systems put into practice in order to conform to the required standard of ethical behaviour. As such, ethics and compliance complement one another.
Our Ethics & Compliance’s Policy is based on four principles of action:
- Act in accordance with laws and regulations
In all circumstances, we observe international, federal, national and local laws, as well as the professional codes of practice applicable to our activities.
- Consolidate a culture of integrity
By emphasising integrity, the Group aims to eliminate any conflicts between personal and Group interests. Integrity within the Group ensures a climate of trust and acts as a shield against corrupt practices.
- Behave fairly and honestly
We take a scrupulous approach to all of our work. Whenever we communicate, within the company or externally, we do so in good faith and in a constructive spirit. We always strive to provide genuine, accurate and complete information.
- Respect others
This principle particularly applies to the respect for the rights of individuals, for their dignity and their differences, as well as a respect for different cultures. It also applies to tangible and intangible goods that belong to others.
Our policy currently provides us with a strong ethics and compliance foundation for our business. We regularly review our E&C Policy according to new regulations, risks and technologies. As a result, we can be confident that our Ethics and Compliance Policy will continue to provide excellent guidance into the future.