The Board of Directors of Wincor Nixdorf AG is committed to lawful as well as socially and ethically responsible conduct worldwide.
Social responsibility is traditionally a firm part of our corporate culture – whether towards our employees, the environment or in our economic and social environment. The Compliance Programme is one of the most important measures for building confidence among customers and the public and so is also an integral component of all business processes.
For us, compliance does not just mean preventing risks from violations of the law, but is also to be seen as a strategic advantage over the competition, and therefore a marketing factor as well.
For Wincor Nixdorf AG, responsible and lawful conduct is a prerequisite for quality, business success and sustainable corporate development. The Board of Directors therefore regards compliance as a fundamental management task and has pledged in its compliance statement to respect the law, while expressly acknowledging the need for lawful, social and ethical conduct.
Wincor Nixdorf has designed a Compliance Management System (WN CMS) tailored to the requirements of an international group. This involves establishing a compliance structure, and the process of devising the compliance program
At Wincor Nixdorf, the overall compliance structure has two key elements. On the one hand, Compliance Management is linked to Wincor Nixdorf’s business activities so that it becomes an integral part of existing processes; at the same time, the Group has developed a Compliance Officer system that supports management by implementing and carrying out compliance measures.
As early as 2007, Wincor Nixdorf appointed a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at Holding level with authority to report directly to the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board and the Supervisory Board. The Compliance Officer is responsible for coordinating and managing the global implementation of compliance measures and for ongoing development of the WN CMS as agreed with the Board of Directors. The role of the local compliance officers (Local COs) appointed within Group companies is to ensure that the CMS is implemented and observed at regional level and to report back to the CCO.
The Compliance program consists of the areas prevention, detection and reaction. Within the prevention area a great deal of importance is attached to the regular compliance training courses, which include both attended and online sessions. Wincor Nixdorf’s existing communications program includes a quarterly compliance newsletter and the compliance portal on the Wincor Nixdorf intranet. Furthermore, the Compliance Office is available to advise employees on all matters relating to the WN CMS.
The Compliance Programme is being continuously developed and is designed as a living process that evolves over time and is backed by a strong corporate and management culture.