Compliance with applicable laws and ethical standards is integral part of a good and responsible Corporate Governance
The GFT Group is a globally aligned and trusted technology partner of the financial services industry. We attach great importance to a good, responsible and future-oriented Corporate Governance. The basis is the compliance with all applicable laws and ethical standards by all our employees.
Code of Ethics & Code of Conduct
The Code of Ethics & Code of Conduct of the GFT Group summarizes the most important applicable laws and the defined ethical standards. It forms the foundation for our compliance culture. That appropriate behaviour is taken for granted in everyday business life a compliance office was set up in 2008.
The Administrative Board appointed the Compliance Office as a centralised group function. It is responsible for the operation of the Compliance Management System.
Compliance Management System
The Compliance Management System consists of the following levels of action: Prevent, Detect, Respond and Improve.
The Compliance Office provides guidance and trains employees. These are encouraged to report incidents and suspect misconduct immediately. For this purpose, we offer various communication channels. In case of a suspicion misconduct, the Compliance Office leads the necessary investigations. Additionally, all new business partners and suppliers are subject to a thorough process of due diligence.
In addition, the Compliance Office analyses continuously the business structure, company size, fields of activity and many other factors. Based on this analysis the potential compliance related operational, legal, financial or reputational risks are evaluated and the respective requirements for adjustments to the Compliance Management System are assessed.
The Code of Ethics & Code of Conduct and the Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy as well as other policies are adjusted periodically to the current requirements. The effectiveness of the Compliance Management System is subject to a periodical assessment.
The key compliance aspects of the GFT Group are the prevention of bribery and corruption, fraud, violations of competition law, money laundering and financing terrorism.