Trust - Transparency - Integrity - Protection - Reliability
Dräger is "Technology for Life." This is our promise: We respect the people and laws of all countries, treat each other fairly and adhere to the highest possible standards of integrity and professionalism. Our primary goal is to do everything we can to prevent risks that could jeopardise the trust that our customers, shareholders, business partners and the general public place in us. Only if all of us (our employees, but also our business partners) comply with our Code of Conduct can our products and services also live up to this promise.
Compliance Management System
Compliance means much more than just following the rules. Compliance is the basis for everything we do. Our Compliance Management System (CMS) for anti-corruption, antitrust law, fraud prevention and dealing with potential conflicts of interest is divided into three areas.
Compliance is an integral part of our company culture, which our management, executives and employees live by. We are very aware of our responsibility and act accordingly. It is our obligation to do the right thing, regardless of whether it is behind closed doors or out in the open.
Inken Brand, Head of the Corporate Compliance Office in Lübeck, Germany:
Compliance goes hand in hand with acting transparently and consistently, and that often requires courage. Long-term thinking which spans multiple generations is a defining feature of family-owned businesses like ours. That kind of thinking is also a valuable "ally" that helps us work compliantly and in line with our values. That is powerful motivation for me. Our guiding principle, "Technology for Life", binds us all together, no matter which department or country we work in.
Olga Maletz, Regional Compliance Manager for the Africa, Asia, Australia region:
For me, compliance means being a partner to my colleagues when it comes to any compliance issues or topics. The partnership is based on a spirit of trust, support and an understanding that compliance is everyone's job, no matter what your job title is, or which country you work in. We all contribute to compliance and are part of its success.
Alan Hernandez, Legal, Compliance & Data Privacy Manager in Mexico:
In my view, compliance is all about integrity. You can interpret integrity as honesty, respect for others, proper conduct, responsibility, emotional control, self-respect, loyalty, discipline, consistency and fairness in action. A person with integrity is a person you can trust.
Sumiti Multani, Regional Compliance Expert in the Africa, Asia, Australia region:
When we talk about compliance, the thing that stands out most to me is protection. That protection takes three different forms - protection of Dräger's brand value, protection of our employees and protection of our customers. Prevention and early detection are important. Protecting the interests of our stakeholders and Dräger’s brand value is our top priority, and that's why the compliance team is here. Protection also means investing our resources wisely, in order to protect the interests of our stakeholders. This helps us to earn and keep people's trust in our company and our integrity, which is of the highest value.
Ildiko Szabados, Country Finance Manager and Compliance Appointee in Hungary:
For me, compliance means trust that is based on my values. Trust plays an important role in all areas of our lives. It's also crucial for building and maintaining good customer relationships. When we play by the rules, it builds trust all around, so the importance of trust cannot be overestimated.
Carolina Siniscalchi, Legal, Compliance, Data Privacy and Regulatory Manager in Brazil:
For me, compliance means doing the right thing, even if no one is watching. That's why I chose the word "integrity".
Chayakot Sirigul, Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Compliance Appointee, Data Privacy Office in Thailand:
For me, compliance means doing the right thing first. That builds trust. And that's why compliance is synonymous with reliability for me.
Stefan Dräger, Chairman of the Executive Board
Not looking away, but addressing and solving problems. That is what we aspire towards.
Secure, reliable communication channels
Being open about how we deal with shortcomings and mistakes is very important to us. That is the only way we can take the right steps and put our company's processes to the test. Effective compliance requires secure, reliable communication channels – for employees and business partners, but also for all stakeholders. Even the best compliance policy only works if everyone is aware of their individual responsibility for acting with integrity.
All employees can address their questions to their managers and to the teams in charge of overseeing compliance, such as the Corporate Compliance Office and other contacts in our company-wide compliance network. The same applies if any of us discover a weak point or situation that could result in unlawful conduct.