For the Telekom Austria Group is not only important to achieve business goals but it is also important HOW they are achieved. Our business partners, our shareholders, our outside creditors, the public, and finally our employees all expect us to behave with integrity. In other words: to be honest.fair.transparent. To support this is the main task of the Compliance Department.
On the one hand that we give ourselves clear rules: what is allowed, but also what is not allowed. Of course we adhere to legal regulations and to our internal rules, the Code of Conduct and the guidelines that have been resolved.
The second approach complements the rules. Everyone knows that there is not necessarily a rule in place for every situation where a decision has to be made. But how do we behave in cases that have not been regulated in advance? The answer: ethically and with integrity, or "honest. fair. transparent."! For us integrity means far more than simply implementing rules and guidelines. It is a question of our corporate culture. So that this can eventually become a matter of course, "integrity" has been incorporated into the Telekom Austria Group values and is reflected in our personnel policy. Integrity stands above short-term business success. In case of doubt we would rather forgo concluding certain contracts than entering into business which conflicts with our principles.
You have questions or concerns as to whether a certain incident is in line with our values in terms of integrity or our rules? Then please contact us. How you can reach us can be found under "Contact".