Socioeconomic Compliance | 419-1

Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area

In 2017, three cases were reported via the Integrity Hotline worldwide. A further four cases of irregularities were reported directly to the Group Compliance office. In all cases, investigations were initiated and corrective measures were applied on a case-by-case basis pursuant to the applicable legal system and Group-internal regulations. In one case, labor law sanctions were imposed. No material damage to third parties or to our company resulted from these cases.