Preventive measures are the first line of defense of an efficient Compliance management system. Comprehensive training programs to that end have been carried out across the Group in recent years. E-learning systems, in particular, are increasingly being used in addition to face-to-face training in order to achieve the broadest possible training effect. So far, web-based courses have been used to train some 15,400 Group employees in antitrust law and some 35,700 employees in matters relating to the Code of Conduct; a final test is carried out in all cases. Face-to-face training is tailored to target groups, and it is also generally carried out as part of executive training programs as well as specific training offered to non-executive employees in sales and procurement. Over and above these measures, Compliance issues are repeatedly brought to the attention of voestalpine’s personnel through regular communications, especially employee magazines and poster campaigns or in the context of Group and division-level events.

      • Information on the subject of Compliance in the voestalpine Group is also available on the website of voestalpine AG and, specifically for employees, on the Group’s intranet.