Compliance

Mutual trust, predictability, honesty and straightness both inside and outside our organization are basic principles which are firmly established in the Würth Group and thus also at Internationales Bankhaus Bodensee AG. You will find the commitment to these values laid down in Reinhold Würth’s corporate philosophy from the 1970s.

It is not only about complying with all applicable regulations and laws but also about a certain personal attitude of the employees, which is an essential element of sustainable corporate success.

It is precisely this personal attitude that we would like to foster. Doing so, we simultaneously request strict compliance with all applicable national and international regulations and laws. To make this transparent to our employees as well as to our customers and business partners, we have developed concrete codes of conduct, which are summarized in the Würth Group's Code of Compliance.

Group-wide whistle-blower system
With our Code of Compliance we commit ourselves to integrity when it comes to dealing with one another as well as with our customers and business partners. Surveys show that information provided by third parties often result in clearing up white-collar crime. We have therefor installed a system with which both employees of Internationales Bankhaus Bodensee AG and third parties can provide information about criminal acts and other compliance infringements. It is the internet- based BKMS system (Business Keeper Monitoring System).

Among other things, BKMS can be used to report violations, while maintaining confidentiality, of the following regulations and legal bases...

any punishable actions. When reporting in BKMS, please indicate in the context of the above sources of the law if guidelines / PAP (Policy and Procedures) have been violated or if you have compliance-related inquiries in case other categories do not apply.

If you want to provide information to us through BKMS you can do it anonymously or using your name. As we seek open communication, we would like to encourage you to give us your name. At any rate, we are going to keep your personal data strictly confidential and consider the interests worthy of protection of everyone involved. Please install a mailbox in BKMS through which we can get in touch with you. This is important in case we have further questions or if you would like to add information at a later stage. If desired, communication through the mailbox can also be anonymous.

You can provide information here:
www.bkms-system.net/wuerth

Thank you very much for your support!