Code of Conduct
We consider a Group-wide corporate culture characterized by honesty, ethics and personal responsibility to be a key factor of success. We established the Telekom Code of Conduct in 2006 to strengthen this culture at the Group and give our employees clear guidance. The code specifies the conduct required in daily work activities and applies to all employees of the Telekom Group worldwide. It connects compliance with laws and regulations with our requirements for ethical behavior and the values and convictions laid out in our Guiding Principles.
We regularly update the code to be in line with new requirements. We take changing legislation into account and put general conduct requirements into concrete terms with the help of specific policies. This means that everyone at the Telekom Group gets clear guidance for their conduct when dealing with customers, competitors, suppliers and other stakeholders. The code particularly emphasizes the responsible handling of information, avoidance of conflicts of interest and exemplary behavior on the part of our managers.