The local management is responsible for implementing the compliance measures in close cooperation with the Integrity and Legal Affairs division. In companies exposed to a high corruption risk, an independent “Local Compliance Officer” supports the management in implementing the Anti-Corruption Compliance Program. We regularly review the effectiveness of our measures and continuously improve our Anti-Corruption Compliance Program.
For an independent assessment of our Anti-Corruption Compliance Program, we commissioned KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft with auditing the Compliance Management System for anti-corruption in accordance with the 980 standard of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany. This audit, which was based on the principles of appropriateness, implementation and effectiveness, was successfully completed at the end of 2019.