At HENSOLDT, it is vital for us to integrate social, environmental and economic concerns into our values, strategy and operations in a transparent and accountable manner. This commitment is embedded at every level of our organisation – from our management team, which implements a responsible and ethical business culture down to the individual employee living this culture every day.
The need to ensure ethical business practices with statutory provisions and internal codes of conduct is recognised as fundamental at HENSOLDT. We support, advance and maintain a culture of ethics, integrity and compliance by preventing, detecting and resolving any issues of non-compliance and business misconduct as well as providing compliance-related business advice to all of our employees.
Guided by principles of transparency and integrity, we are an honest and reliable partner for all of our stakeholders. Our business transactions are always conducted with the utmost care to ensure that they are in line with the law and our ethical business practices. This attributes to all of our legal entities and joint ventures across the globe.
A single case of corruption could put a company’s future at risk. We do everything to assess and mitigate the risk of corruption, so that our company will not suffer severe harm. Solms Wittig
General Counsel, HENSOLDT
Compliance matters to all of us. HENSOLDT stands for integrity and for compliance with the rules and values on which we base proper corporate governance. Our Compliance Programme seeks to ensure that our business practices conform to applicable laws, regulations and ethical business principles, as well as developing a culture of integrity.
Our behaviour and daily decisions have an impact on the integrity and reputation of the whole HENSOLDT Group. Our “Standards of Business Conduct” constitute the cornerstone of our commitment to integrity. They describe minimum standards that are binding for each of HENSOLDT Group employee worldwide. We owe it to ourselves and all stakeholders to adhere to the highest professional standards.
We consider our duty to combat all forms of corruption, public or private. Our policies and rules govern all contractual arrangements entered into by our company, in relation to any business or project partners or any associated third parties. Determined to ensure the highest standards of responsibility throughout our supplier base, we also require that suppliers commit to the same code of conduct.
Each of the nations in which we do business has controls on the export and transfer of its goods and its technologies that are considered to be important to its national security and foreign policies. As a global enterprise, it is our responsibility, as well as in our business interest, to respect and to comply with each of this controls. Our policies, processes and Export Control organisation ensure compliance with the relevant export control laws and regulations.
Our principles on gifts and hospitalities ensure that giving or receiving of gifts and hospitality is managed ethically and consistently throughout our company, under the conditions of compliance with law, business purpose and social acceptability. Our sponsoring and donation projects must strictly comply with our standards of business conduct, as well as with all applicable national laws and regulations.
We are committed to the right to privacy and protection of personal data and our data protection policy provides a consistent level of protection for our employees.
We accept our role as global citizen and local neighbour and want to advance social development and environmental sustainability. This is why we support initiatives aimed at investing in our local communities, education, our people and the environment.