Helvetia's Code of Compliance defines Helvetia's business ethics and compliance management. Among other things, it describes minimum standards for the responsible conduct of employees, for dealing with stakeholders and how we correctly take ESG factors into account in our everyday business conduct from an ethical and legal perspective. The code is binding for all areas of activity and business units of Helvetia Group in Switzerland and abroad.
Helvetia has drawn up a "Vendor Code of Conduct" to make it clear and transparent to Helvetia's suppliers what is expected of them when working with us. It covers all behaviour-relevant procurement topics and is based on our Group-wide purchasing policy, in which sustainability is defined as a key criterion. The Vendor Code of Conduct is also based on the principles of the UN Global Compact, which Helvetia has committed to implementing. It sets out standards for the protection of the environment and human rights, compliance with decent working conditions and the fight against corruption. The prevention of discrimination, compliance with antitrust law and respect for sanctions are also part of our Group-wide rules of conduct in purchasing.
«Responsible behaviour is therefore essential if Helvetia's good reputation is to be repeatedly confirmed.»
Two important focal points for the realisation of a Sustainable Business Conduct are ensuring Corporate Security and Data Protection. We describe the approach to both focal points in the flyer "Sustainable Security & Data Protection Approach".
With our concept of integral security, we adopt a proactive, holistic approach to protecting our assets, including customer relationships, against cyber threats, maintain compliance with laws and regulations and ensure the continuity of business.
The flyer "Building trust with corporate security" describes in detail Helvetia Group's corporate security framework consisting of Three Line of Defence.