Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct is intended to be a guide for the entire FinAPU Group and therefore applies equally to each of us. Specifically, it is addressed to the top management, the executives and all our employees and suppliers. On the one hand, it represents the demand we place on ourselves to live up to the values and principles listed in it, and at the same time it signals to the outside world responsible behaviour towards our business partners, customers and employees.

Commitment of the company management

FinAPU GmbH considers its duty to act economically and in an environmentally conscious manner. FinAPU GmbH conducts its business in a competent and ethically moral manner and promises to compete fairly in all markets in which it operates. This includes compliance with applicable laws and the acceptance of cartel prohibitions or restrictions on competition. We want to avoid gaining undue advantages over customers, suppliers or competitors.

Implementation and enforcement

FinAPU GmbH is committed to making the necessary efforts to live up to the principles and values described in this Code of Conduct.

Team spirit, constructive cooperation

We constantly question existing solutions and develop new ideas for the benefit of our clients. To this end, we encourage constructive teamwork among our employees. Their interests and demands on us are decisive for our work and further development. We are successful in our cooperation because of the diversity of our employees and their commitment to the business areas.

Standards of cooperation

We expect all our employees to act in accordance with the highest professional standards and our company's guidelines at all times. If employees violate existing guidelines, rules or regulations in the course of their work or through their behaviour, they will be subject to disciplinary measures.

Open communication with employees

We do not cover up malpractice. Employees who report actual or suspected malpractice in good faith will not be intimidated or retaliated against. We understand "in good faith" to mean that the employee is convinced that his or her account is true. This applies regardless of whether a subsequent investigation confirms the employee's version or not.

Dialogue with cooperation partners

All business information of our partners and their trade secrets are treated sensitively and confidentially as a matter of principle. Necessary documents are properly prepared, stored or, if necessary, destroyed after the end of the cooperation.

Customer orientation

We behave fairly and honestly towards our customers and business partners. We record the wishes, needs and expectations of our customers and business partners in order to ensure a targeted implementation in products, services or other processes. Our primary goal is to build a long-term and stable relationship with our customers and business partners on the basis of trust.

Acceptance of gifts, donations

See Guideline for Contributions/Gifts from Third Parties.

Bribery and corruption

We do not tolerate any form of corruption or bribery, regardless of whether it damages our company assets or the assets of third parties. We have control mechanisms in place to prevent bribery, theft, embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion or money laundering.
Our employees are prohibited from accepting or giving favours of any kind (cash, travel, gifts, etc.) that are linked to an undue advantage (awarding of contracts, project bonuses, etc.).
Our business partners are also required to avoid conflicts of interest that could lead to a risk of corruption.

Data protection

We treat all personal data of our clients, business partners and employees with the utmost care. This includes names, addresses, telephone numbers as well as date of birth or information about the current state of health. Our employees are obliged to take all suitable measures to protect our IT system against both internal and external data theft. This applies in particular to passwords misused in the company and unauthorised downloading of files, especially of inappropriate material from the Internet.

Protecting the environment

The protection of the environment and the climate is an important concern for us. Our employees are required to treat all natural resources used in our company (e.g. energy, water, surfaces) with care. Our employees are expected to act responsibly in the production and distribution of our products and/or services. We comply with all laws and regulations concerning health and safety in the workplace to protect our employees. To this end, our managers in particular take measures to create a healthy and hazard-free working environment for our employees.

Compliance with applicable law

We require our managers to familiarise themselves with the laws, regulations and rules relevant to their area of responsibility and to comply with them without exception. Our managers in particular bear a high level of responsibility in complying with the Code of Conduct.
The business practices of our business partners and their suppliers must also comply with the applicable laws.

Fair competition

We are committed to fair competition and abide by these laws and rules. We refrain from agreements on prices, conditions and strategies with competitors, suppliers, other companies and traders that hinder fair competition. We do not participate in any anti-competitive boycott.

Prohibition of discrimination

Any form of discrimination is prohibited as a matter of principle. This applies regardless of nationality, ethnicity, age and gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or disability, or religion or belief. Promotions and new appointments are always made without discrimination.

Dealing with internal company information

It is important to us that the products manufactured, the work equipment used and the intellectual property of the company are handled carefully and responsibly.

Protection from child or forced labour

Protection from child or forced labour

Date: 26.02.2023 
Responsible: Mag. Karl Tasch 
Version: 1.0