Additions to the provisions of the Code of Conduct were made in Group guidelines where they were defined more closely:
- Antitrust law
This guideline describes the prohibition of agreements restricting competition, provides rules for dealings and interaction with and in associations, professional associations, or other industry organizations, and defines concrete rules of conduct for employees of the voestalpine Group.
- Business conduct
This guideline regulates, for example, conduct relative to gifts, invitations, and other benefits, donations, sponsoring, ancillary activities, and the private purchase of goods and services by employees of customers and suppliers.
- Guideline regarding dealings with business intermediaries/brokers and consultants
This guideline defines the procedure to be complied with prior to contracting or engaging sales representatives, other sales consultants, consultants, or lobbyists. An objective analysis of the prospective business partner’s business environment and scope of activities prior to establishing business relations is required, in order to ensure that the business partner can comply with all applicable laws and the voestalpine Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct and the compliance guidelines apply across the entire Group and are available in 15 languages.