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Compliance at ÖBB

Responsibility. Compliance is the basis for trust and sustainable business success.

Ing. Mag. (FH) Andreas Matthä, Chairman of the Board of Management of ÖBB Holding-AG:

"ÖBB has a special social responsibility and role model effect as a company, especially when it comes to the issue of compliance. The highest level of integrity and compliance with the law are indispensable cornerstones in all our business activities and an essential foundation for ÖBB's success and integrity. We see sustainable action as an opportunity, but also as an important approach to mitigating risks in the medium and long term."

Mag. Arnold Schiefer, Member of the Board of Management (CFO) of ÖBB-Holding AG: 

"Constant consideration of ethically and legally impeccable actions is fundamental to economic success. This is what society expects of us and what we, as ÖBB, expect of ourselves. The compliance organization supports all colleagues in dealing with compliance-relevant issues. Sometimes these compliance issues may seem tedious, but in the long-term, they make working life easier. ÖBB's aspiration is to be a pioneer in this area as well."

As Austria's largest internationally leading mobility service provider, whose sole shareholder is the Republic of Austria, the ÖBB Group has a special responsibility to organize its business processes effectively, efficiently and transparently. In order to fulfil this responsibility, having an organization, which sets appropriate measures, is essential. The existence of a centrally organised, group-wide and independently operating compliance organisation is not only a question of corporate culture, but also indispensable from a legal perspective.

The Compliance Office of the ÖBB Group is located within ÖBB-Holding AG and is led by an independent Chief Compliance Officer. In addition, there is an independent Compliance Officer in each of the subgroup companies.

The Compliance Office is primarily entrusted with the prevention, early detection and investigation of issues related to white-collar crime and corruption. The comprehensive ÖBB Group compliance management system ensures that the business activities of the ÖBB Group comply with legal requirements as well as internal principles.

The Compliance Office is primarily entrusted with the prevention, early detection and investigation of issues related to white-collar crime and corruption. The comprehensive ÖBB Group compliance management system ensures that the business activities of the ÖBB Group comply with legal requirements as well as internal principles.

  • Prevention
    By providing clear and unambiguous guidelines and procedures, regular training and continuous advice in day-to-day business and ongoing consultations on complex business cases, the Compliance Office helps to prevent damage to the ÖBB Group, its employees and business partners.
     
  • Detection
    Identifying potential compliance risks at an early stage is crucial in order to be able to counteract them adequately. For this reason, the Compliance Office regularly conducts threat analyses and compliance audits. 
     
  • Reaction
    The Compliance Office is obligated to consequently pursue compliance-relevant information in order to decisively contribute to the investigation of compliance violations in the ÖBB Group. The results of these actions lead to recommendations regarding potential improvements and appropriate sanctions to be taken.

The ÖBB Group endeavours to evaluate the compliance management system on an ongoing basis and to further develop it in consideration of new legal requirements. 

The Code of Conduct of the ÖBB Group

As the organs and employees of the ÖBB Group are to be qualified as so called office holders, very high standards of integrity are applied. The Code of Conduct of the ÖBB Group serves as the core of the understanding of compliance. The binding Code of Conduct describes the ethical and general principles on which the ÖBB Group aligns its economic activity and constitutes the essential elements of its corporate culture. The Code of Conduct must be strictly adhered to by all employees, members of the board, managers and executive officers of the ÖBB Group.

Contact

Chief Compliance Officer
Mag. Christoph Hirschmann
Head of the Compliance Office and Anti-Corruption-Department

For general inquiries and notifications about compliance issues: compliance@oebb.at

You can submit notifications electronically (also anonymously)

The privacy statement for the submission of information to 
compliance@oebb.at or via the web-platform can be found here.

Please direct passenger inquiries to our service team, who will be happy to advise you: oebb.at/kontakt

Links:

Compliance ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
Compliance ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG
Compliance Rail Cargo Group