Fair interaction and compliance
When SDS does business, fairness, integrity and appreciation are always kept in mind. However, this not only applies to compliance, meaning adhering to regulations and laws, but also to the fair interaction with business partners, colleagues or authorities. Private interests and personal benefits must not influence our corporate decision-making.
To meet this demand, SDS has introduced clear directives which apply to everyone – from management to employees. Group-wide (Deutsche Telekom Group) compliance structures ensure that laws, regulations and codes of conduct are abided by in the interest of a responsible corporate management.
TELL ME! SUBMISSION OF HINTS AND COMPLAINT MANAGEMENT
Compliance rules only make sense if violations of these rules become known as well, so that appropriate actions can be taken against them in order to prevent them from happening again in the future. For this purpose, the whistleblowing procedure “Tell me!” exists. Every person that gains knowledge of a compliance breach at SDS or would like to complain about a colleague’s or an employee’s misconduct can do so by reporting to email@example.com. A misconduct, a rule violation or a reasonable suspicion of a violation of regulations or (internal) guidelines can be reported with or without specifying one’s own name.
It is guaranteed that reports made to the best of one’s knowledge and belief will not result in any disadvantages. The reports are investigated and checked with the utmost discretion by people sworn to secrecy and specifically trained for the job. All hints can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org via email.
ASK ME! ELIMINATING AMBIGUITIES AND UNCERTAINTIES
For all questions regarding compliance (e.g.: Are you allowed to invite an SDS employee to an event? What is permitted according to the internal regulations?), please do not hesitate to get in touch via email (email@example.com)!