The provisions of the Code of Conduct are supplemented and fleshed out by Group guidelines as follows:
This guideline describes the prohibition of agreements restricting competition; establishes rules for dealing and interacting with industry associations, professional associations, and/or other sector organizations; and defines particular rules of conduct for employees of the voestalpine Group.
Among other things, this guideline regulates conduct relative to gifts, invitations, and other benefits; donations, sponsoring, and secondary employment; as well as private purchases of goods and services by employees from customers and suppliers.
Dealings with sales representatives and consultants
This guideline prescribes the procedure to be followed prior to contracting with or engaging sales representatives, marketing and other consultants, or lobbyists. An objective analysis of the prospective business partner’s environment and scope of activities prior to establishing business relations serves to ensure that the business partners, too, comply with all applicable laws and the voestalpine Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct is available in 21 languages, and the supplementary Compliance Guidelines in 14. The entire body of Compliance rules and regulations applies Group-wide.