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Compliance within ASTA
For ASTA, compliance and corporate integrity do not just mean compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, but also respect for fundamental ethical principles, good
corporate governance, and satisfaction of society's
Compliance is seen and actively experienced not only as a 'must have', but also as a basis for ASTA's long-term success.To underline the importance of this principle, we have summarized the keypoints of all essential legal andcorporate codes of conduct in our Guidelines, which apply both within the Group and to all our business relationships:
Guidelines – the core of our compliance system
Building on these Guidelines, ASTA is currently
implementing a comprehensive system of
measures aimed atensuring that our business is
always fully in line with the law and our principles
These measures include a risk assessment,
intra-country guidelines, training, as well as the
provision of guidance to our staff. Reporting
pathways for evidence of non-compliance, such
as our whistleblowing system and high scrutiny of
such evidence by our local compliance officers,
are essential for the detection and complete clarificationof misconduct.
We thereby strengthen our prevention and
monitoring procedures, which include regularaudits.
Compliance – the core of our actions
These Guidelines are at the heart of our compliance
system and formthe basis for all our decisions. We
want such responsible behaviour to be permanently at
the centre of the thinking and actions of all our staff.
Therefore, ASTA will effectively pursue a
zero-tolerance policy against any infringements of
For ASTA, this is the key to business integrity.