Respect, integrity, and responsibility – these values are inherent to the way we interact with each other every day and form part of our corporate culture, for our employees as well as for our customers and partners. Having a compliance management system and various compliance measures in place ensures that legal requirements, internal guidelines, and ethical standards are met. We guard ourselves, our customers, and our partners from risks, as observance of the law and fair competition form the basis of sustainable success.

Our compliance measures

The Code of Conduct for Employees provides you with the necessary basic rules, norms, and behaviors of the Haufe Group.


Business partners find all the important ethical, ecological, and social standards summarized in our Code of Conduct. Not only do these standards represent a yardstick for our company’s sustainable and profitable growth, but they also characterize the way we deal responsibly with each other and the environment.

We want to empower our employees to do the right thing every day. They are therefore not only informed about current compliance-related topics at Haufe Group, but they also participate in regular training and blended learning programs on how to follow compliance rules. By creating day-to-day awareness of personal responsibility and of the necessity to observe compliance regulations, we thereby effectively minimize the risk of compliance violations.

We do everything we can to avoid wrongdoing and compliance violations. Should, inspite of this, a compliance violation be anticipated, or should uncertainty exist, an anonymous whistleblower system is available to our employees and third parties. We thus play a part in preventing and averting compliance incidents and potential damage as early as possible. As well as the whistleblower system, employees and external staff can contact the Compliance Team at Haufe Group directly.


Contact Compliance Team

Do you have any questions about compliance or do you suspect a compliance violation or the risk of one? Then simply send an e-mail to

Norbert Böhler (group compliance manager) is always available to answer any questions or provide information about compliance and the compliance management system at Haufe Group.


Essentially, a compliance management system (CMS) comprises the regulations, processes and measures that a company defines to ensure conformity with laws, standards and company-specific rules. We are guided by the CMS reference definitions in ISO 19600:2014 and IDW PS 980.

Haufe Group’s compliance management system has three core principles: prevent, detect, and react. Our measures include guidelines and procedures, assessment and reduction of compliance risks, training and communication, advice and support, integration of compliance into operational processes, documentation and monitoring, and compliance auditing and investigation.

Our compliance management system encompasses covers six areas: ethics, labor law, anti-corruption, antitrust legislation, contracts, data protection and IT security.

The Legal + Compliance department at Haufe Group is an executive department and thus reports directly to the board. For data protection and IT security, the company relies on cross-departmental cooperation.

The compliance system supports the company, its employees and business partners with processes and methods that aim to safeguard legal compliance and integrity when conducting business. Haufe Group introduced its own voluntary compliance standards, being a pioneer among standards medium-sized companies.

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