Since its IPO in 1995, the voestalpine Group has continued to expand its compliance activities in order to protect the Company against financial damages and prevent damage to its reputation. Initially, within the scope of the IPO, the focus was on capital market compliance, with additional compliance issues being added subsequently.
In the business year 2011/12, a new, comprehensive compliance management system was established in the voestalpine Group, and compliance efforts were undertaken on a very broad Group-wide basis. In addition to a Group compliance officer, a compliance officer was appointed for each division of the Group. The Group compliance officer reports directly to the Chairman of the Management Board and is not bound by directives. The divisional compliance officers report to the Group compliance officer and to the respective heads of the divisions.