Compliance or adherence to rules is more complex today than ever before. In the global environment, legal challenges are constantly growing. That is why we are constantly adapting our processes and systems to the legal framework. To emphasize the importance of compliance with the law, we have established it as a corporate principle: “We comply with applicable law and internal policies.” Compliance is therefore an integral part of our corporate culture. We operate a compliance management system that enables you as a customer, business partner or company employee to act according to uniform and binding structures.
In order to comply with our corporate principle, it is important to identify potential misconduct at an early stage. We achieve this by, among other things, reporting possible compliance violations to us.
A compliance violation occurs if our employees or our employees in Germany or abroad violate applicable law or internal guidelines in the performance of their official duties. Such offenses include, for example, corruption offenses, competition and antitrust offenses, data protection offenses, and offenses in accounting, finance and taxation.
To detect and prevent compliance violations, we rely on our employees as well as our customers and business partners.
If you notice signs of a compliance violation, you can report them through a variety of channels.
Whichever way you choose, we assure you that every report will be treated in strict confidence – anonymously if you wish.
If you would like to report indications of compliance violations or have questions about compliance, please contact our Compliance Officer.
Grossgartacher Street 61
External Compliance Counsel
We invite you to direct your concerns to our external compliance counsel, Dr. Margarete von Galen. You may contact her at any time and report information on potential company-related or employment-related criminal acts and offenses. We assure you that Dr. von Galen will carefully review the details of your report and forward your report to our compliance officer if there is concrete evidence indicating a compliance violation.
As our external compliance counsel, Dr. von Galen is bound to professional secrecy. She will only forward your personal information to us with your express consent.
You may contact Dr. von Galen as follows:
Dr. Margarete Gräfin von Galen
Specialist lawyer for criminal law
Phone +49 (0)30 – 3101820
Fax +49 (0)30 – 31018220
We examine all indications of compliance violations carefully and confidentially and punish proven misconduct consistently and appropriately. Please note that reports without compliance reference will not be processed.
Our claim in the supply chain
The companies of the Schwarz Group respect human rights and environmental standards in their own business areas as well as in their global supply chains. he goal is to promote their application and prevent violations. he companies of Schwarz Group work together with their employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders to promote compliance with human rights and environmental standards. More information on corporate responsibility.
Code of Conduct for Business Partners
As responsible businesses, the companies of Schwarz Group recognize clear and binding principles in all areas of their business activities.
The business partner code of conduct sets an example of responsibility, but not just on paper – it reflects the practical approach we have pursued for years. You can find the Business Partner Code of Conducthere.