The following Code of Conduct represents the basisof our company policy with regard to social responsibility and ethical conduct.The statement sets out our values and conduct principles, and applies to everyone who is acting on behalf of igr AG; including explicitly any sub-contractors that we engage. The acceptance of these conduct principles is the basis forcooperation and is obligatory. The Code will embed a culture of integrity within igr, and also in all organisations with which we work in partnership.

Scope

The Code applies to persons, companies, and institutions who are acting on behalf of igr.

This Code is binding on our employees and sub-contractors for all societal, social, professional and private activities; in particular when non-observance could be damaging to igr’s reputation.

The Code has no geographical limits and applies to all activities, both in Germany and abroad.

The foundations of our code of conduct

The goal:

A world in which politics, administrative processes, the economy, the legal system, civil society and everyday life are free from corruption.

The values:

Transparency, responsibility, integrity, solidarity, civil courage, justice, democracy and the rule of law.

The conduct principles

  • Each person is responsible for their own actions
  • Integrity is the basis of all activities
  • Corruption is fraud against society and against competitors
  • Corruption will not be tolerated in any project phase
  • We will punish and prevent infringements of our Code of Conduct
  • Transparency is the most important principle
  • Principles of confidentiality continue to apply notwithstanding the Code

igr conduct guidelines

Knowledge, experience and expertise in combination with high ethical and moral standards assure the highest possible level of quality for our services. We see it as our mission to provide excellent services; and, in the process, uphold our high ethical standards. We persuade through our performance, and win contracts through quality and service. We provide services independent of the interests of suppliers and contractors.

The commitment and effectiveness of the people involved in delivering commissions are at the heart of our work. The paramount task of the Board of Directors is to ensure that this can happen, and to establish the conditionsfor acting with integrity.

The Board of Directors is responsible for financial transparency. We pursue the following aims:

  • We will identify structures and frameworks that foster corruption in all aspects of life, and change them so that corruption issocially unacceptable and effectively contained.
  • We will not risk igr’s reputation by allowing people acting for us to associate with untrustworthy or dubious organisations orpeople, whose activities are not compatible with the values of transparency and integrity.
  • In our business practices, conduct and activities we will avoid the possibility of any doubt arising about our independence and impartiality.
  • We will not accept any direct or indirect donation,which might be intended to influence igr’s irreproachable objectivity and professionalism.
  • We will not demand gifts and hospitality in connection with our activities, and will only accept them if they are appropriate in their reason, nature and scale, and could not be misunderstood either by the parties involved, or by a third party. The same is true for courtesies and gestures that we present to our clients as confirmation of our productive cooperation.
  • We will maintain discretion about processes that, inspite of our declared belief in transparency, must remain confidential; where the alternative would be to contravene data protection regulations.

Conflict management

The Board of Directors will investigate and take appropriate measures, should it become known to it that a member of staff or sub-contractor is acting contrary to the Code.

igr consistently condemns corruption, wherever it is reliably confirmed. Should, inspite of all preventative measures, a person acting for igr be associated with bribery and/or corruption, an internal investigation process will be initiated, as determined by the Board of Directors, regardless of the person’s standing in the company.

The Board of Directors encourages every member, and all staff, to inform the Executive Board about supposed violations of the code of conduct, if a clarification with the directly affected person is not possible, or has not achieved a satisfactory outcome.

Noone at igr will be allowed to suffer disadvantages at work, or reputational damage because she/he reported suspicions of a Code violation.

The Board of Directors hereby obliges every person acting on igr’s behalf to comply with the contents of the Code of Conduct.