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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 (https://www.bkms-system.com/kaefer), 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.