"LEG Immobilien SE has set itself the goal of being a successful provider of good housing at fair prices. Fairness is therefore an essential part of our self-image. This includes abiding by rules. Compliance is therefore an important pillar of our business activities - for LEG as a whole, but also for each individual. By compliance, we understand the legally and ethically impeccable conduct of our employees in their business environment. Compliance creates trust, reduces liability risks and is a prerequisite for longterm, sustainable growth and the reputation of our company. We do not tolerate any violations of the law or of internal guidelines and regulations and ensure that our compliance rules are adhered to through a corporate culture in which values such as integrity, professionalism, trust and sustainability are communicated and lived.“
– Lars von Lackum, Chief Executive Officer of LEG Immobilien SE (CEO)
Our Statement of Core Values sets out our company's purpose and strategy, as well as the values that form the basis of our dealings with customers, employees, investors, business partners and society.
Our Code of Conduct specifies LEG's mission statement and translates the values it contains for everyday business into rules for the conduct of our employees and managers. It contains rules for areas such as corruption prevention, conflicts of interest, information and data protection, discrimination and protection of company property and applies to all individuals working for LEG. Details of these standards of conduct are set out in Group-wide internal regulations and guidelines, which are published on the intranet.
Our Business Partner Code is bindingly agreed with our business partners. It applies to business partners and their subcontractors and contains principles of cooperation to ensure integrity, reliability and economically and ethically correct standards of conduct.
LEG has a Compliance Management System (CMS) that bundles measures for compliance with legal regulations and internal company guidelines. The CMS measures also include regular training for employees on a case-by-case basis.
Responsibility for LEG's CMS lies with the Board of Management, while organisational and technical responsibility lies with the Legal & Compliance and Audit departments. The Board of Management appoints a Compliance Officer, who is assigned to the Legal & Compliance department and reports regularly to the Chairman of the Board of Management and the Audit Committee of the Supervisory
Board. A compliance team headed by the Compliance Officer discusses issues, develops structures and measures within the CMS and informs management of any changes in the legal framework.
For the area of data protection, an external Data Protection Officer advises on data protection regulations and monitors compliance with them. The Data Protection Officer is available to LEG's management, employees, tenants and business partners as well as the supervisory authority as a contact person if required. The CMS is reviewed as part of an annual risk inventory. In addition, compliance risks and countermeasures are recorded and evaluated quarterly by the risk management system.
The LEG CMS also has a whistleblowing system. Employees and managers, as well as third parties who become aware of existing or potential violations of laws or internal regulations can report these to an external ombudsman who reports regularly to the management and is bound to secrecy as a lawyer. Alternatively, suspected cases of compliance can also be reported to the Compliance Officer.