Code of Conduct
Our group-wide ethics and compliance activities ensure that legal regulations and internal company policies are observed. The mandatory 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 group management. The Compliance Manager’s task is to establish uniform global standards for compliance management and ensure that they are observed.
Our compliance principles 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 utmost 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 primary goal of the Code of Conduct is to prevent violations. The group management is responsible for its centrally controlled implementation and communication. The Managers worldwide are responsible for ensuring compliance with the Code of Conduct. Mandatory training courses are an essential instrument for avoiding compliance violations.
In 2022, compliance e-learning was introduced for all CHT employees. The scope of the compliance training is based on the scope of responsibility of the respective employees. The training courses are mandatory, and the training status is reviewed by the Head of Compliance or the responsible HR partners. In addition, there is an online-based supplementary offering of training measures on the topic of compliance, which can be carried out voluntarily and individually as required.
In addition to the Code of Conduct, our business activities and the conduct of all employees are of course also governed by the applicable laws. 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. In addition, every employee can address violations or questions on these topics directly to email@example.com respectively to firstname.lastname@example.org by email.
CHT conducts compliance surveys at all its companies at regular intervals. These take the form of either compliance audits or self-assessments. The objectives of the compliance surveys are:
Surveys were last held at the end of 2022. The evaluation is planned for the 2nd quarter of 2023.
The next compliance audit is planned for 2024.
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