Compliance at HELLA
HELLA commits to laws and internal rules. However, compliance at HELLA is more than that. It also means acting with integrity and as a role model. Compliance is an essential part of HELLA’s corporate culture and is the foundation to sustain successful business activities.
It is HELLA’s ambition that all employees adhere to the applicable laws and internal rules and that they act with integrity. To ensure compliant behavior at HELLA worldwide, we have established a group-wide compliance organization and compliance system. The objective is to effectively incorporate compliance into our business and processes to prevent misconduct.
The Compliance Office coordinates the compliance organization and system, including direct responsibilities for anti-trust and anti-corruption. Additional compliance specialist departments independently manage other compliance topics such as information security, environment, health and safety or product safety. The responsibilities are clearly structured and defined.
The HELLA Code of Conduct contains the basic rules of behavior. It guides us in our daily work with colleagues, customers, suppliers, other business partners and third parties. It is binding for all employees worldwide. HELLA’s Supplier Code of Conduct is an extension of this effort. It seeks to ensure that our suppliers uphold the same key standards.
Acting with integrity averts damage to HELLA as well as to employees and business partners and has the highest priority at HELLA. Reliable tips support us in being able to take action against misconduct at an early stage. We have set up a whistleblower portal for reporting possible violations of legal regulations or other serious misconduct affecting HELLA. However, HELLA also encourages business partners to pass on report information about violations of the HELLA Code of Conduct for Suppliers and Service Providers. Because HELLA is committed to fair competition and the protection of people and the environment, also including in the supply chain.
With the tellUS! whistleblower portal, we offer employees, business partners and other HELLA stakeholders all over the world the chance to report relevant information securely and confidentially at anytime and anonymously if they wish. We ask whistleblowers to always use the system responsibly and only use it when talking face to face personally with the direct HELLA contact person is out of the question.