For us, living integrity as an example means doing the right thing in a professional context on the basis of our own convictions. This means complying with our Group Essentials and the ethical principles established therein and behaving correctly in accordance with rules. This also includes the steadfastness needed to adhere to these principles – regardless of economic and social pressure.
In our opinion, it is not enough to base correct behavior solely on rules and guidelines, but it takes attitude to do the right thing, even if no one is looking. Integrity is an attitude that represents an inner compass for correct action in grey areas, in the absence of explicit rules or in the event of conflicting goals.
Integrity is the maxim for our actions and complements compliance, with which ensures that all processes and decisions within our Group comply with the relevant rules. Together, they shape our corporate culture, which unites the unspoken and pronounced rules and values relating to our daily cooperation.