CHT Sustainability Report 2020


Code of conduct

Providing Orientation

Our Group-wide ethics and compliance program ensures that legal requirements and internal company policies are observed. The binding application of compliance standards is the basis of responsible corporate governance. To reinforce this approach, the position of Compliance Manager was filled at the end of 2020, reporting directly to the Executive Board. The Compliance Manager’s task is to establish uniform global standards for compliance management and ensure that they are observed.

These principles and expectations are defined in the Code of Conduct of the CHT Group. It describes the conduct we expect from our managers and employees in their day-to-day work. Responsible and lawful behavior with integrity is of highest importance for our companies’ reputation and the confidence of our business partners and of the wider society. The Code of Conduct is based on internationally accepted standards and applies equally to all companies within the CHT Group. The group management is responsible for its centrally controlled implementation and communication. The Managers of the CHT companies are responsible for ensuring compliance with the Code of Conduct. The primary goal of the Code of Conduct is to prevent violations. An essential instrument for avoiding compliance violations are mandatory training courses which are either held as face-to-face or as online events. All the training is documented. In addition to the Code of Conduct, specific applicable laws will apply to all of our business activities and to the conduct of our staff. If there is any hint or indication of a violation of our code rules, the matters must be investigated by the responsible Manager and reported without any delay to the Group Management in Tübingen. Moreover, every staff member can directly contact Group Management about any violation or question on these topics via e-mail to

Control Self-Assessment

Every two years the Group Management conducts a Control Self-Assessment (CSA) with all companies of the Group. With our Control Self-Assessments, we pursue the following goals:

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