Anti-corruption and cartel legislation risks have been classified as potentially dangerous due to the company’s global presence and the diversity of Freudenberg Group’s products and markets.
Freudenberg’s goal is to continuously improve its compliance organization, documentation, and processes. A function at the Holding level coordinates Freudenberg-wide compliance measures. It strengthens and expands collaboration between departments on the Group level and the Business Group compliance managers. Among other benefits, this promotes the implementation of Freudenberg compliance standards, the sharing of best practices, and the further development of compliance programs.
An updated training program on various compliance issues was developed in 2021 and is available online. E-learning courses are available for many individual topics and offer the opportunity to selectively sensitize employees from particular workplaces and areas of responsibility to specific sets of issues.