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The ProSiebenSat.1 Group believes that sustained economic success in a competitive environment can only be achieved by ensuring that all action taken is in compliance with the applicable laws. Therefore, preventing corruption and violations of antitrust law is highly relevant to business and represents an important success factor for achieving our corporate goals. For this reason ProSiebenSat.1 has implemented a compliance management system (CMS).

We have continued to roll out the CMS within the Group over the reporting period. A Unit Compliance Officer has been appointed for 90% of the relevant companies. The compliance e-learning modules have currently been installed in 76% of the relevant companies; the compliance guidelines have been communicated internally in 67% of the companies. Following on from the integration of a compliance check and a supplier’s self-disclosure in the procurement process in the previous year, the procurement process managed by Corporate Procurement has now also been expanded to include a business partner check.

Anti-Discrimination

ProSiebenSat.1 does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of background and culture, age, gender, sexual orientation and identity, disability, religion or ideology. The Group promotes a corporate culture that particularly prohibits any kind of sexual violence or abuse of power. For years, we clearly set out our position against such behavior in our compliance guidelines. Employees are urged to report any discrimination or violations of other principles laid down in the Code of Conduct to the relevant Compliance Officer, for example. We also provide staff with mandatory training on the German General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).

ProSiebenSat.1 Group has laid down fundamental guidelines and procedures in its Code of Conduct. The stipulations therein define the general standards for conduct in business, legal and ethical matters. They serve as a binding reference and regulatory framework for all members of the Executive Board, the management, and the employees of the Group for dealing with each other and with external stakeholders. We are convinced that our business success also depends on the trust of our customers, business partners, and shareholders in our independence and integrity. Adherence to high ethical standards and our overall social commitment are therefore just as crucial as compliance with all relevant laws.

Further information can be found under the following links.

Questions & Observations

Dialogue with employees, customers and business partners is important to us and, along with the Code of Conduct, an important component of our compliance management system. If you have questions, you can contact the following referent person:

Moritz von Merveldt
Chief Compliance Officer
compliance-requests@prosiebensat1.com

 
If you would like to make a note, you can contact the following persons: 

Hogan Lovells International LLP
Karl-Scharnagl-Ring 5
80539 München

You can submit your report in different ways (by phone or by e-mail via the contact details given above). Below you will find the most important information about the processing of your personal data in connection with your report. You can find more detailed information here.

If you submit a report, your information will be collected and processed by the law firm, Hogan Lovells LLP (hereinafter referred to as Hogan Lovells; for further information go to: www.hoganlovells.com), to the extent necessary for the processing of your report and the resolution and legal examination of the facts. The data processing is undertaken solely for the stated purposes. If necessary in this context, the data will also be forwarded to ProSiebenSat.1 or, if your report has international reference, to Hogan Lovells' overseas offices.

However, you are not required to provide your name or identity when reporting, and can remain anonymous. In this case, no personal data relating to you will be collected and processed. However, in some cases it makes sense to mention your name, your role in the company and/or your relationship with ProSiebenSat.1, as this often facilitates resolution and allows for successful inquiries.

For external whistleblowers: If you do not submit your report anonymously, your consent is required for the processing of your personal data. If you include your personal data when submitting your report to the email address given above, you also consent to your data being processed by Hogan Lovells LLP as described above and here. You can revoke your consent with future effect at any time and without giving a reason, by sending an informal message to the email address given above.