Compliance and Corporate Governance at GESCO

Compliance in the GESCO Group

GESCO Group sees itself as a performance-oriented community, in which values such as personal responsibility, openness and transparency, as well as lawful and ethically correct behaviour play an important role. The basic rules and principles resulting from our corporate identity are summarized in a Code of Conduct for the employees of the GESCO Group.

This Code of Conduct for the employees of the GESCO Group can be found here.

Whistleblower System

GESCO AG has set up a whistleblower system in connection with the Code of Conduct, which is also available to third parties. It gives you the opportunity to inform us about violations of legal regulations or rules of compliance and thus contribute to their detection. For example, you can tell us about fraud, bribery, antitrust violations or violations of the Money Laundering Act. If you have specific, well-grounded indications of serious violations of law or violations of rules within the GESCO Group, you can contact GESCO AG via our external ombudsman.

GESCO AG has appointed lawyer Stephan Rheinwald for this purpose. Mr. Rheinwald accepts information from all employees of the GESCO Group and from third parties (eg business partners or customers) regarding the suspicion of criminal offenses and other violations of the law and regulations relating to the GESCO Group. For this, the whistleblower incurs no costs or attorney's fees. At the request of the whistleblower, the ombudsman protects his identity in the best possible way. Each incoming notice will be treated confidentially and checked by specially trained persons.

Stephan Rheinwald
Compliance Officer Services GmbH

Willy-Brandt-Allee 18
53113 Bonn
Germany

Tel. +49 228 35036-290
Fax. +49 228 35036-292 
s.rheinwald@cos-legal.eu

www.cos-gmbh.eu

Responsible corporate governance promotes trust

Corporate governance stands for the responsible management and control of companies geared to long-term value creation. Important aspects are efficient cooperation between Executive Board and Supervisory Board, openness and transparency in corporate communications, and safeguarding of shareholders’ interests. Good corporate governance promotes the trust that investors, the financial markets, business partners, employees and the public have in GESCO.

German Corporate Governance Code

GESCO AG supports the German Corporate Governance Code as an important instrument for the ongoing development of corporate management and control in tune with the capital market. We are committed to responsible corporate management that is geared towards increasing company value in the long term.

GESCO AG essentially conforms to the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code. Company-specific areas of divergence are explained in the Declaration of Compliance 2017. Please also note the Update from May 2018.