#Sustainability

13.02.2018

Helaba defines Code of Conduct for responsible behaviour

Helaba has defined and published a Code of Conduct for the bank in order to more clearly document the need for responsible behaviour to the public and to hone its corporate sustainability profile by providing a transparent statement of its internal standards of conduct.

  • Transparent statement of internal standards of conduct
  • Code of Conduct based on inter­national conven­tions and guidelines

Helaba has defined and published a Code of Conduct for the bank in order to more clearly document the need for respon­sible behaviour to the public and to hone its corporate sustain­ability profile by providing a transparent statement of its internal standards of conduct.

“Success in business and a respon­sibility towards society at large are the goals of our daily work. For Helaba and its employees, acting in a respon­sible, ethical and lawful way is the basic principle it adheres to in the fulfilment of its tasks. This newly published Code of Conduct, to which we orient ourselves, acts as a common guide­line that defines a reliable frame­work for responsible behaviour within the bank as well as towards business partners and the general public”, emphasises Herbert Hans Grüntker, Chairman of Helaba’s Board of Managing Directors.

The Code of Conduct is based on inter­national con­ventions and guide­lines, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Global Compact. By partici­pating in the UN Global Compact, which Helaba signed up to in June 2017, the bank affirms its commit­ment to social respon­sibility in the core issues of human rights and labour standards, protecting the environ­ment as well as preventing corruption.

„Success in business and a respon­sibility towards society at large are the goals of our daily work. For Helaba and its employees, acting in a respon­sible, ethical and lawful way is the basic principle it adheres to in the fulfilment of its tasks. This newly published Code of Conduct, to which we orient ourselves, acts as a common guideline that defines a reliable framework for respon­sible behaviour within the bank as well as towards business partners and the general public.“

Herbert Hans Grüntker
Chairman of Helaba’s Board of Managing Directors

“The Code of Conduct increases aware­ness of possible risks and thus helps to avoid in­fringe­ments of the law. Confidence in the reliability and integrity of Helaba forms the basis of our long-term success and future growth”, Grüntker stresses.

The Code summarises existing internal require­ments into a general document. The principles defined in it are guide­lines for co-operation between employees, customers, business partners, market partici­pants, share­holders, public sector agencies and the general public.


Mike Peter Schweitzer
Head of Communications and Marketing, Press Officer
Ursula-Brita Krück
Deputy Press Officer

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