Socioeconomic Compliance 2016 | 419-1

Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area

In 2018, a small number of cases were reported via the Integrity Hotline worldwide. Several additional cases of irregularities were reported directly to the Group Compliance office. In all cases, investigations were initiated and corrective measures were applied on a case-by-case basis pursuant to the applicable legal system and Group-internal regulations. In one case, labor law sanctions were imposed. No material damage to third parties or to our company resulted from these cases.