Compliance and Code of Conduct

Our behavior must at all times correspond to our Fundamentals and Corporate Values, legal regulations as well as social norms. This applies in all of the countries in which we are active. Adherence to external and internal rules is obligatory for all those who work in the Körber Group. We have laid this approach down in our Code of Conduct for Managers and Employees.

Corporate Governance

Körber AG is not stockmarket listed. The sole shareholder is the Körber Foundation. Because the company is based in Germany, our Corporate Governance is subject to German law. This concerns in particular the three corporate bodies: shareholders’ meeting, Executive Board and Supervisory Board, as well as their reciprocal relationships.

The Corporate Governance of the Körber Group ensures responsible, transparent management which focuses on long-term success. This is in the interest of the company, its shareholder, its employees as well as external stakeholders.

Risk management

Within the framework of their global activities, the companies of the Körber Group are exposed to a wide variety of risks. These are an inevitable part of any corporate activity. In order to identify, evaluate and rigorously tackle these risks from an early stage, the Körber Group has set up a group-wide risk management system.

Sustainability

The Körber Group has from the outset pursued a strategy of sustainability. As the sole shareholder of Körber AG, the Körber Foundation also supports this sustainable development, and safeguards the financial independence of the Körber Group.

However, our understanding of sustainability goes further. Our strategy aims to bring economic, ecological and social objectives into line with each other.

Economic responsibility

Our guiding principle is to finance our growth exclusively from our own resources. By this means we secure our financial independence and create the foundation for sustained positive development. Our goal is to create values and to boost the value of the company.

Long-term positive development is more important to us than short-time success. This also applies to our expenditure on research and development, which is consistently above the sector average, as well as to the high levels of investment and the development of new business fields.

Ecological responsibility

Environmental protection is one of the central objectives of the Körber Group. This is not distinct from other goals, but is instead an integral component of the long-term corporate strategy. An inherent part of the striving for the highest-possible product quality is the efficient use of resources. This applies not just to our production processes, but also to our products. The aim of our environmental policy is to strike a balance between environmental protection and business efficiency.

Social responsibility

Our economic actions are based upon social principles which we have undertaken to exercise vis-à-vis our employees, customers, suppliers and other business partners. We are keen to ensure that the capital at our disposal is deployed in such a manner that we are able to offer our employees interesting and secure places of work. Of particular interest to us in this conjunction is our determination to provide young people with training, thus giving them a good start to their professional careers. Safeguarding the future, health protection, further training, industrial safety and the encouragement of diversity within our company are important issues when it comes to promoting our sustainability.

Fundamentals and Corporate Values of the Körber Group

Reporting of compliance violations

Our behavior must at all times correspond to our Fundamentals and Corporate Values, legal regulations as well as social norms. This applies in all of the countries in which we are active. Adherence to external and internal rules is obligatory for all those who work in the Körber Group. We have laid this approach down in our Code of Conduct for Managers and Employees.

Körber AG and its individual companies greatly value a corporate culture marked by open and mutual trust. Thus, we encourage every employee to turn to his usual contacts within the company, in particular superiors or the local Management Board as well as the responsible Compliance Officer, in the event of any compliance risks. The same applies for our business partners and any other persons who would like to report any suspected compliance violations.

You may use the following contact form to provide specific indications of serious breaches of the Körber AG Code of Conduct in the areas of corruption, competitive behavior and protecting corporate assets while remaining anonymous. Providing your name or other contact details is voluntary. The contact form will be converted into an e-mail which will be sent by this website to the Körber AG Compliance Counsel (Corporate Legal). The information on this server will then be deleted. As the operator of this website, Körber AG is only informed of the name of the ISP, the IP address and the time at which the website was accessed.

You do not have to worry about being disadvantaged in any way as a result of information disclosed in good faith. 

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