"ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG manages the majority of Austria's rail infrastructure and constructs future-oriented rail infrastructure projects on behalf of the Republic of Austria. Especially because of the use of public funds and the great responsibility towards society as a public company, the highest compliance standards are essential cornerstones of business activity. As members of the Management Board of ÖBB-Infrastruktur, we are committed to these compliance standards and sustainably promote them throughout the entire company."
Silvia Angelo, Judith Engel, Johann Pluy
Compliance within ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
As Austria's largest internationally leading mobility service provider, whose sole shareholder is the Republic of Austria, the ÖBB Group has a special responsibility to organise its business processes effectively, efficiently and transparently. In order to fulfil this responsibility, having an organisation, which sets appropriate measures, is essential. The existence of a centrally organised, group-wide and independently operating compliance organisation is not only a question of corporate culture, but also indispensable from a legal perspective.
Compliance Office of the ÖBB Group
The Compliance Office of the ÖBB Group is located within ÖBB-Holding AG and is led by an independent Chief Compliance Officer. In addition, there is an independent Compliance Officer in each of the subgroup companies.
The Compliance Office is primarily entrusted with the prevention, early detection and investigation of issues related to white-collar crime and corruption. The comprehensive ÖBB Group compliance management system ensures that the business activities of the ÖBB Group comply with legal requirements as well as internal principles.
By providing clear and unambiguous guidelines and procedures, regular training and continuous advice in day-to-day business and ongoing consultations on complex business cases, the Compliance Office helps to prevent damage to the ÖBB Group, its employees and business partners.
Identifying potential compliance risks at an early stage is crucial in order to be able to counteract them adequately. For this reason, the Compliance Office regularly conducts threat analyses and compliance audits.
The Compliance Office is obligated to consequently pursue compliance-relevant information in order to decisively contribute to the investigation of compliance violations in the ÖBB Group. The results of these actions lead to recommendations regarding potential improvements and appropriate sanctions to be taken.
The ÖBB Group endeavours to evaluate the compliance management system on an ongoing basis and to further develop it in consideration of new legal requirements.Compliance at the ÖBB Group
The Code of Conduct of the ÖBB Group
As the organs and employees of the ÖBB Group are to be qualified as so called office holders, very high standards of integrity are applied. The Code of Conduct of the ÖBB Group serves as the core of the understanding of compliance. The binding Code of Conduct describes the ethical and general principles on which the ÖBB Group aligns its economic activity and constitutes the essential elements of its corporate culture. The Code of Conduct must be strictly adhered to by all employees, members of the board, managers and executive officers of the ÖBB Group.
Compliance Officer ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
Mag. Margit Schauer
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