Compliance at
The Platform Group

As an employer and business partner, we depend on gaining and maintaining the trust of customers, buyers and business partners. For our top performers, managers and employees, compliance therefore means not only adhering to legal principles and the Articles of Association, but also complying with internal instructions and voluntary commitments in order to implement the values, principles and rules of responsible corporate governance in our day-to-day activities.

Compliance at The Platform Group

As an employer and business partner, we depend on gaining and maintaining the trust of customers, buyers and business partners. For our top performers, managers and employees, compliance therefore means not only adhering to legal principles and the Articles of Association, but also complying with internal instructions and voluntary commitments in order to implement the values, principles and rules of responsible corporate governance in our day-to-day activities.

Respect, trust and openness

We comply unconditionally with all applicable regulations and legislation. For us, this is an indispensable prerequisite to be able to work and be perceived as a reliable and trustworthy partner. By adhering to compliance rules, we protect the integrity of employees, customers and business partners and safeguard our company from negative impacts. Consequently, good compliance management makes an important contribution to the sustainable development and value creation of the company. It also means more security and reliability for our customers and partners in their relationship with us. We also maintain this standard when dealing with our retailers and service providers, as they play a key role in achieving our goals. This is why we rely on long-term relationships based on partnership. We have established clear and binding rules to prevent corruption, these are a central component of our compliance management. We investigate any suspicious cases and cases of corruption as they arise. If necessary, we adjust our processes or policies accordingly.

We comply unconditionally with all applicable regulations and legislation. For us, this is an indispensable prerequisite to be able to work and be perceived as a reliable and trustworthy partner. By adhering to compliance rules, we protect the integrity of employees, customers and business partners and safeguard our company from negative impacts. Consequently, good compliance management makes an important contribution to the sustainable development and value creation of the company. It also means more security and reliability for our customers and partners in their relationship with us. We also maintain this standard when dealing with our retailers and service providers, as they play a key role in achieving our goals. This is why we rely on long-term relationships based on partnership. We have established clear and binding rules to prevent corruption, these are a central component of our compliance management. We investigate any suspicious cases and cases of corruption as they arise. If necessary, we adjust our processes or policies accordingly.

CODE OF
CONDUCT

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Considerate and cooperative teamwork and a strong sense of responsibility for the community is behind our sustainable business success. This fundamental approach has a long history at The Platform Group. Since 1882, our moral code has been based on social business in a global context, respectful relationships third parties and leadership, and social interaction. Equal opportunities and appropriate remuneration in line with national standards are par for the course with us. Compensation and benefits are at least in line with the corresponding national or local legal requirements or the level of national economic sectors. These include, for example, benefits in terms of company pension or health care.

Code of Conduct

Considerate and cooperative teamwork and a strong sense of responsibility for the community is behind our sustainable business success. This fundamental approach has a long history at The Platform Group. Since 1882, our moral code has been based on social business in a global context, respectful relationships third parties and leadership, and social interaction. Equal opportunities and appropriate remuneration in line with national standards are par for the course with us. Compensation and benefits are at least in line with the corresponding national or local legal requirements or the level of national economic sectors. These include, for example, benefits in terms of company pension or health care.

Supply chain responsibility

For The Platform Group, responsible management in its own supply chain means making service providers and suppliers aware of demands and requirements, for example through transparent and trusting communication with those involved. Our retailers are continually in touch with us. Transparency is one of our top priorities. This applies both to high-quality, high-performance cooperation and to compliance with environmental and social requirements and demands. In addition, government legislators are imposing increasingly stringent requirements in terms of reliable procurement.

LOYAL

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For The Platform Group, responsible management in its own supply chain means making service providers and suppliers aware of demands and requirements, for example through transparent and trusting communication with those involved. Our retailers are continually in touch with us. Transparency is one of our top priorities. This applies both to high-quality, high-performance cooperation and to compliance with environmental and social requirements and demands. In addition, government legislators are imposing increasingly stringent requirements in terms of reliable procurement.

FAIRNESS

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All employees at The Platform Group are required to maintain a safe and clean environment. Therefore, occupational health and safety regulations and procedures must be followed closely. As a socially responsible employer, The Platform Group considers its employees to be highly valued. The Platform Group’s human resources policy offers every employee the opportunity for professional and personal development. Free exchange of experiences, ideas and suggestions is encouraged. Any form of child labour or forced labour is prohibited, as are working conditions or methods of treatment that violate national or international laws and standard. Any form of bullying, harassment or intimidation is prohibited.

We are fair in all our activities and business relationships

All employees at The Platform Group are required to maintain a safe and clean environment. Therefore, occupational health and safety regulations and procedures must be followed closely. As a socially responsible employer, The Platform Group considers its employees to be highly valued. The Platform Group’s human resources policy offers every employee the opportunity for professional and personal development. Free exchange of experiences, ideas and suggestions is encouraged. Any form of child labour or forced labour is prohibited, as are working conditions or methods of treatment that violate national or international laws and standard. Any form of bullying, harassment or intimidation is prohibited.

We do not tolerate corruption and bribery

Every employee is required to maintain high standards of ethical conduct and to comply with all applicable national and international legislation. Each employee shall act fairly, respectfully and reliably in all business activities and business dealings and shall preserve and maintain the reputation of The Platform Group. Every employee is required to respect employees’ personal rights. In particular, any form of discrimination, whether based on ethnic origin, age, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, any impairment or any other characteristic, is prohibited if it violates any applicable law.

RESPECT

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Every employee is required to maintain high standards of ethical conduct and to comply with all applicable national and international legislation. Each employee shall act fairly, respectfully and reliably in all business activities and business dealings and shall preserve and maintain the reputation of The Platform Group. Every employee is required to respect employees’ personal rights. In particular, any form of discrimination, whether based on ethnic origin, age, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, any impairment or any other characteristic, is prohibited if it violates any applicable law.

COMPANY IMAGE

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We are a group of online platforms in various sectors and we present this image to the outside world. Cooperative efforts and memberships secure project advantages for our clients and give us the opportunity to act in a market-oriented way in the long term. We count on these partners and memberships. We look after our company image every day and always work to make it as good as possible. Fair and healthy competition is also part of our strategy. Compliance with legislation and moral standards is one of the basic requirements for our corporate image. This is how we create the basis for strong and trustworthy relationships.

We do everything we can to respect and promote the company's reputation.

We are a group of online platforms in various sectors and we present this image to the outside world. Cooperative efforts and memberships secure project advantages for our clients and give us the opportunity to act in a market-oriented way in the long term. We count on these partners and memberships. We look after our company image every day and always work to make it as good as possible. Fair and healthy competition is also part of our strategy. Compliance with legislation and moral standards is one of the basic requirements for our corporate image. This is how we create the basis for strong and trustworthy relationships.

Our business partners, customers, and retailers can trust us

Trust is the basis of every relationship. This is also true in business. We do our very best to strengthen their trust in us and we endeavour to earn it every day. We create trust not only with our customers, but also with employees and retailers. The Platform Group only works with reputable business partners who operate legally and do not use illegal financing methods. Every employee must comply with money laundering legislation and immediately report any suspicions of money laundering.

TRUST

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Trust is the basis of every relationship. This is also true in business. We do our very best to strengthen their trust in us and we endeavour to earn it every day. We create trust not only with our customers, but also with employees and retailers. The Platform Group only works with reputable business partners who operate legally and do not use illegal financing methods. Every employee must comply with money laundering legislation and immediately report any suspicions of money laundering.

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