Governance

Compliance

Xella’s Group-wide compliance system is designed to ensure compliance with legal regulations and internal corporate guidelines in order to anchor ethically and morally impeccable conduct in the corporate culture. 
Xella has implemented a Group-wide Compliance Organization whose aim is to counteract and prevent illegal and unethical behavior. The Compliance Organization is based on a Code of Conduct that is binding for all employees. Besides the Code, guidelines on various issues such as competition and antitrust law, data and information security or the handling of gifts and invitations form important pillars of the Compliance Organization.

Supplier Code of Conduct 

In this context, we focus primarily on our suppliers, their products and services and the supply chain as a whole. In order to establish sustainability in purchasing, we believe it is necessary for our partners to follow our voluntary commitment. This is the purpose of our Group-wide Supplier Code of Conduct. It is important to us to continue working with our business partners in a spirit of trust and to comply with the legal provisions and regulations on human rights, working conditions and environmental protection. 

In addition to the Supplier Code of Conduct, we have introduced a Group-wide supplier self-disclosure system. This way, we ensure that the requirements for acceptance into the Xella supplier pool are checked not only once, but that compliance with the Code is ensured throughout the year.

Data protection and information security 

Xella Group attaches maximum importance to protecting our data and information. We are not only obliged by law to treat data and information properly and responsibly; in fact, it is in our own interest to protect data and information as effectively as possible.
All Xella employees must therefore take part in both data protection and information security training to ensure uniform standards throughout the Group.