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Complying with statutory legislation

Standards in business conduct

DB Schenker stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn (DB) and is committed to comply with international and national law. Furthermore, the Group has defined DB's Code of Conduct - ethical standards for business behaviour that are anchored throughout the company.

DB's Code of Conduct defines standards and expectations for day-to-day business activities of our employees and executives. Our managers act as role models in this respect.

Based on laws and DB's Code of Conduct, clear agreements have been made and still are being made within the DB Group and stand for ethical behaviour in business in accordance with rules and other regulations. These internal stipulations provide guidance for employees and executives in all business transactions and customer contacts. Internal regulations define conduct in particular for the following situations:

  • Benefits – Give and Take
    Transparent guidelines on how to deal with benefits from third parties or gratuities from the company itself
  • Protecting assets
    Guideline on protecting business and trade secrets as well as DB Group’s assets
  • Cartel law / Price fixing
    Information and guidelines for how to avoid competition-restricting agreements, price fixing and offers that restrict fair competition
  • Agents, brokers, consultants
    Rules on both cooperation and selection
  • Conflicts of interest
    Guidelines on how to avoid conflicts of interests i.e. between private interests of employees and its employer

Last modified: 22.04.2015

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