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Money laundering (AMLA) →
Money laundering includes any activity in which the proceeds of criminal activity are funneled into, and through, the financial system for subsequent use in an activity that appears to be legal. Because criminal assets are involved, the main objective of money laundering is to make sure that no one finds out the criminal origins of the financial activity.
Involves breaches of data protection laws and regulations on the protection of personal data. This would include, in particular, cases involving large quantities of data or particularly sensitive data. Examples:
the unlawful disclosure of business and trade secrets
the misuse of data
the insufficient access protection to sensitive data
Environmental protection →
Environmental protection includes any environmental offenses and environmental damage. For example:
Illegal disposal of waste
Improper handling of pollutants
Water, soil, or air pollution
This would include all property offenses to the detriment of the company. For example:
Theft or misappropriation of company property
Withholding company funds or work materials
Conflicts of interest →
A conflict of interest occurs when a person/company is entangled in multiple interests that may corrupt that person's/company's motivations or decision-making. One such situation would be when an employee's personal interests come into conflict with those of the company, and the company suffers damage as a result.
Manipulation of business documents/balance sheets →
This would refer, in particular, to violations of applicable accounting standards or generally accepted accounting principles, resulting in misrepresentations in the company's financial reporting. For example: improper preparation or falsification of invoices, credit notes, financial statements, audit trails, etc.
Antitrust and competition law →
This would include infringements that counteract the securing and maintenance of effective market competition. An anti-competitive situation is when there is collusion or an exchange of competition-relevant information between companies and their competitors, for example.
Violations of codes of conduct at the workplace as well as human rights violations →
These include violations of working conditions as well as human rights violations. For example:
Working time violations
Corruption and fraud →
is the action of someone misusing their professional position or public office for their own personal gain. The action of offering an undue advantage to prompt someone to misuse their professional position or public office is also liable to prosecution.
Example: A HAIDLMAIR employee, acting on behalf of HAIDLMAIR, gifts a holiday in Hawaii to a purchaser at Buyer-Company in the hope of the next contract going to HAIDLMAIR.
is committed when someone deceives another person about a fact, thereby causing a misconception. This misconception then results in the deceived party, or someone else, suffering a loss of financial assets or other property.
Example: Wirecard falsified various documents and invented transactions to artificially boost revenues and earnings. This deceived shareholders, who duly invested in the company Wirecard. When this fraud was revealed, the share price naturally nose-dived.
Radiation protection and nuclear safety →
If activities are carried out at a company whereby sources of radiation can cause increased exposure of employees to radiation, then their health must be protected as well as possible. There are legal minimum standards for this, which must be complied with.
Public procurement →
Public procurement encompasses a wide variety of procedural rules for awarding public (government) contracts and franchises, for awarding contracts in the fields of defense and security, and for awarding contracts in the fields of water and energy supply as well as transport and postal services.
Transport safety →
The duty to ensure public safety is a general legal obligation. It stipulates that consideration must be shown for others in everyday interactions. The intention is to protect individuals and their legal interests. It always encompasses safeguarding against potential hazards.
Please note that this portal is not an "agony column". If you can clarify issues directly with the relevant person and without fear of any disciplinary consequences, then this portal should not be utilized.