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violations of codes of conduct at the workplace →
These include violations of working conditions as well as violations of human rights. For example:
working time violations
environmental protection →
Environmental protection includes any environmental crimes and environmental damage. For example:
illegal waste disposal
improper handling of pollutants
water, soil or air pollution
conflicts of interest →
In a conflict of interest, a person/company is entangled in multiple interests that may affect that person's/company's motivation or decision-making. Such a situation occurs, for example, when an employee's personal interests conflict with the interests of the company and the company suffers damage as a result.
data protecction →
Concerns violations of data protection laws and regulations on the protection of personal data. These include, in particular, cases in which a large number or particularly sensitive data are affected. Examples:
the unlawful disclosure of trade and business secrets
the misuse of data
inadequate access protection of sensitive data
antitrust and competition law →
This includes violations against ensuring and maintaining effective competition in the market. An anti-competitive situation exists, for example, in the case of agreements or the exchange of information relevant to competition between companies and their competitors.
This includes all property crimes to the detriment of the company. For example:
theft or misappropriation of company property.
withholding company funds or work materials
money laundering →
Money laundering includes any activity in which criminally generated proceeds are smuggled into and through the financial circuit to be subsequently used in a legal-looking activity. The aim of money laundering is to ensure that it remains unknown at all times that criminal assets are involved.
manipulation of business documents/balance sheets →
This refers in particular to a violation of applicable accounting standards or generally accepted accounting principles that leads to a misrepresentation in the company's financial reporting. For example, improper preparation or falsification of invoices, credit notes, financial statements, audit trails, etc.