ATOSS Software AG's Compliance Management System comprises the rules, standards and processes intended to secure adherence to all relevant legal regulations and guidelines. The structure of the compliance organization as well as the Compliance Management System are attuned to the requirements and needs of the entire ATOSS Group.
We regard compliance first and foremost as a fundamental management task and as the joint responsibility of all management bodies in the ATOSS Group. We expect our managers to be visible role models in terms of their attitude and values, support the ATOSS corporate culture in all its aspects and convey our values and guidelines to our employees and business partners.
In addition, all company employees are obliged to follow binding regulations in the course of performing their assignments and activities, including the Code of Conduct drawn up by the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics. To ensure that our employees understand and observe these compliance regulations, we support them with targeted communication and regular information. This compliance communication focuses on passing on the necessary information and enforcing the essential rules of the compliance program. We also encourage our staff to be vigilant of infringements and to report them to our compliance committee under guarantee of protection. This forms the basis for a culture of compliance that is embraced and lived throughout the ATOSS Group.
The regular review and assessment of risks specific to the Group represent further central components of the ATOSS Compliance Management System. These are based in particular on the results of the 6-monthly risk and compliance management survey as well as additional compliance audits conducted as the need arises. Supplementary action is derived from these results, if required, in order to avoid compliance risks. The insights gained from infringements reported are also used to continuously improve and refine the Compliance Management System as well as to guarantee its integrity and sustainability.
Responsibility for communication on all compliance subjects and for designing and monitoring the Compliance Management System lies with a Compliance Committee reporting directly to the Financial Director.