What Characterizes Us
Chairman & CEO OTE Group
|Our vision at OTE Group is to build a better world for all through technology and innovation..
Our guide in pursuing this in a sustainable manner is OTE Group’s Code of Conduct, a set of rules whose implementation ensures seamless operations and a good reputation for our company, while protecting our stakeholders.
The Code of Conduct reflects the commitment of both management and personnel of OTE Group to work with integrity, responsibility and transparency towards its customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders. It is in the core of the Compliance and Corporate Governance System adopted by the company.
Executive Director Compliance,
Enterprise Risk Management & Insurance OTE Group
|At OTE Group, ethical behavior, integrity, meritocracy and the fight against corruption is a responsibility of us all. By adopting responsible Corporate Governance practices and effectively implementing the Code of Conduct in each and every aspect of our business, we add value to our Group and prompt ourselves to improve our overall performance.|
Board Member responsible for Data Privacy,
Legal Affairs and Compliance
|What makes a company successful? A good product on its own will not tip the scales toward success, nor is it the only element in a customer’s decision to buy. A company’s reputation can also influence this decision. Business success requires something extra. Board members, managing directors, executives and employees working for Deutsche Telekom Group (OTE Group - member of Deutsche Telekom Group) – (employees) are expected to behave in a manner that complies with the legal obligations thus creating essentials such as trust, credibility, reliability and good reputation of the Group.
That something extra also comprises integrity and each employee’s personal responsibility of his or her own actions. In less abstract terms, all these qualities together constitute the company’s value-based culture of compliance. This is a factor that also influences the success of Deutsche Telekom Group. Business success does not stand above legal obligations nor is it unrelated to morality or integrity. The way Deutsche Telekom Group achieves business success is at least as important as the very success itself, and the Code of Conduct provides the framework of orientation for this. It combines two essential aspects. All employees are expected to comply with legal obligations and to behave with integrity. For Deutsche Telekom Group, the Code of Conduct is the combination between internal demands and the promise to outside at the same time. It also ensures that Deutsche Telekom Group remains a transparent and traceable enterprise for everybody.
Chief Compliance Officer
|The Code of Conduct applies to all board members, managing directors, executives and employees of the Deutsche Telekom Group, in all the countries where it operates. Additionally it applies to people to who are viewed as equivalent to employees in functional terms, e.g. to temporary agency employees. It summarizes the values of Deutsche Telekom Group and defines what kind of behavior is required by those who work for it. Whenever necessary, the basic principles of the Code of Conduct are specified in greater detail in internal policies and regulations.
This understanding of values requires all our employees and management staff to show mutual respect, acknowledgement and appreciation in their dealings with each other. When implementing the Code of Conduct, each business unit of Deutsche Telekom Group must observe both its specific national legal obligation and, on the basis of these, the individual culture of the country in which it operates respectively.
Yet it would not be sufficient to consider the Code of Conduct simply as a general guideline. It must rather be filled with life and most actively promoted by role models. It is primarily the Executives of Deutsche Telekom Group who must assume this function of role modeling, not only by showing integrity, behaving in a legally compliant manner and exuding credibility. They must also ensure that their employees know the content of the Code of Conduct and comprehend what behavior is required.
The Code of Conduct and the values it embodies are not limited to employees permanently working for Deutsche Telekom Group. This explains why Deutsche Telekom Group expects its suppliers and consultants to comply with the rules of behavior manifested in this Code of Conduct and to endeavor them to ensure that they are also obliged to abide to its regulation by contract.