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One group - one code.

It is for you, me, every one of us – and it needs you, me and every one of us! #StandUpFor

As a world­wide op­er­at­ing com­pany, KAEFER 's im­age and repu­ta­tion are linked to the con­duct of each em­ployee. All KAEFER em­ploy­ees, re­gard­less of their po­s­i­tion, are ex­pec­ted to re­spect laws and in­ternal rules of the vari­ous coun­tries and cul­tures in which KAEFER does busi­ness. KAEFER does not al­low any com­prom­ises in busi­ness eth­ics. In­ap­pro­pri­ate be­ha­viour is never in KAEFER´s in­terest and vi­ol­a­tions will not be tol­er­ated. Com­pli­ance is an in­teg­ral part of KAEFER`s busi­ness pro­cesses. 

Every­one at KAEFER in­flu­en­ces and shapes the com­pany on a local as well as global scale. Our di­versity im­plies a vari­ety of cul­tures, legal forms and moral norms. At the same time, a shared com­mit­ment is es­sen­tial to tran­scend the bor­ders of the in­di­vidual KAEFER coun­tries, based on trust and a com­mon set of val­ues and norms.

As a res­ult, KAEFER is strongly com­mit­ted to risk man­age­ment and com­pli­ance. KAEFER defines com­pli­ance as a set in­ternal rules and pro­ced­ures that are de­signed to pre­vent, de­tect, and re­solve con­duct or prac­tices that are il­legal or that do not abide by KAEFER´s eth­ical and busi­ness stand­ards. We want to avoid fun­da­mental risks, en­sure sus­tain­able busi­ness suc­cess and build up and main­tain trust­ing and re­li­able re­la­tion­ships with our col­leagues and busi­ness part­ners. This is the basis of our suc­cess, of highest value and must be pro­tec­ted. There­fore, vi­ol­a­tions e.g. against ap­plic­able law, the KAEFER Code of Busi­ness Con­duct or our Sup­plier Code of Con­duct are not tol­er­ated.

The KAEFER Code of Busi­ness Con­duct out­lines how we act and do busi­ness and ap­plies to every per­son who con­ducts busi­ness with or for the KAEFER Group world­wide, mean­ing all our em­ploy­ees, in­clud­ing all levels of man­age­ment in the KAEFER Group as well as con­sult­ants, tem­por­ary work­ers, and sub­con­tract­ors. These bind­ing guidelines of con­duct have been de­tailed in sev­eral fur­ther KAEFER Group Policies, the KAEFER Sup­plier Code of Con­duct (SCoC) and in­ternal KAEFER Rules.

The KAEFER Sup­plier Code of Con­duct (SCoC) con­tains qual­it­at­ive, so­cial, and eco­lo­gical cri­teria that we ex­pect our sup­pli­ers to com­ply with. It is valid for sup­pli­ers world­wide and part of all new pur­chas­ing con­tracts con­cluded by KAEFER. 

KAE­FER's com­pli­ance pro­gram also in­cludes the KAEFER Com­pli­ance Helpline (, a highly se­cured web-based whis­tleblow­ing sys­tem, which has been set to of­fer an in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­cess­ible chan­nel to re­port (sus­pec­ted) vi­ol­a­tions of the KAEFER Code of Busi­ness Con­duct, the KAEFER Sup­plier Code of Con­duct, KAEFER Rules or ap­plic­able law, if de­sired an­onym­ously.