Compliance at GERRY WEBER
Our good reputation is one of the most important assets of our company and the basis for our long-term success. This is why we want to do more than just comply with internal and statutory regulations.
We always keep an eye on ethical aspects, both in our day-to-day business and when taking strategic decisions. It is therefore important that every employee and everybody who represents GERRY WEBER assumes responsibility – for ethical behaviour, fair dealings with each other and the external effect of their actions.
Compliance requires responsible action of each individual and the role model function of our executives.
The Code of Conduct comprises rules that are binding on all of us and creates a shared understanding. The Code governs both internal cooperation and our behaviour towards external partners such as customers and suppliers.
The Code of Conduct forms the basis for the GERRY WEBER Group’s Compliance Programme, which essentially comprises the following elements:
Compliance Organisation Corporate Audit & Compliance is responsible for performing the compliance-related tasks with support from the Compliance Committee and the Local Compliance Officers.
Code of Conduct of the GERRY WEBER Group The Code of Conduct of the GERRY WEBER Group comprises general behaviour rules that are binding upon the company as a whole and all its employees.
Group Compliance Guidelines The Group Guidelines break the Code of Conduct down into greater detail. They include, in particular, Group Guidelines on Antitrust and Competition Law as well as the Guidelines on Accepting and Granting Privileges.
- Whistleblowing An external lawyer has been appointed as an independent ombudsman. Employees, customers and business partners may contact the ombudsman through various channels, even anonymously. His professional status as a lawyer means that he is bound by confidentiality.