For Daimler, integrity, compliance and legal responsibility are inseparable from our daily business activities. We are convinced that only those who act responsibly can achieve sustained success over the long term. For us, this involves more than just obeying laws, as we also seek to align our activities with shared principles and values.
Sustainable success goes beyond mere business figures. With a culture of integrity, we ensure that Daimler also meets the requirements of the mobility of the future.
Because of their strategic significance, we have combined the responsibilities for integrity, compliance and legal affairs within a single Board of Management area. This Board of Management area supports the divisions and units in their efforts to ensure that those issues remain an integral component of their organizations. We view integrity and compliance as firm elements of the corporate culture and daily business activities that contribute to the company’s lasting success. The basis for this is the Integrity Code, which defines guidelines for the everyday business conduct, offers the employees orientation, and helps them make the right decisions even in difficult business situations. The Integrity Code is supplemented by other in-house principles and guidelines.
A culture of integrity. Integrity is one of the four corporate values that form the foundation of our business activities. For us, integrity means acting in accordance with ethical principles. We therefore aim not only to comply with all applicable laws, internal regulations and voluntary commitments, but also to live in accordance with our corporate values and not to shy away from making difficult decisions or addressing critical issues. We expect all of our employees and business partners to adhere to the principles of our culture of integrity out of a sense of conviction.
Business Partner Brochure. For Daimler, acting with integrity is a firm requirement for a trusting partnership and cooperation. With the brochure "Ethical business: Our expectations of business partners," Daimler declares its ethical principles and the associated expectations of its business partners. The brochure is aimed at all partners worldwide and is intended to help strengthen awareness of integrity and business ethics.