Compliance management system: working on complying with the rules
Complying with rules, regulations and standards: it comes naturally to us. We also take account of our stakeholder expectations. These include clear guidelines - and people who know them and respect them. That's what we work on closely with our employees. Which is why we set up the Group Compliance area years ago.
Group Compliance’s areas of responsibility include:
- Monitoring compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements
- Protecting BayernLB against illegal actions
- Managing group reputational risk centrally
The focus is always on individual employees. They must keep themselves informed of the relevant legal obligations, instructions, guidelines and framework conditions and obey them. Group Compliance supports them in this, together with other departments like Legal and Sustainability Management.
Avoiding illegal and illegitimate transactions
We strongly believe: some transactions may not be illegal, but they are illegitimate. And that's what the public feels. Illegitimate transactions like this destroy trust in banks. But this trust is the basis for working together with the various stakeholders. Group Compliance supports our staff in meeting these expectations.
BayernLB places great importance on ethical, responsible and sustainable conduct and commits to upholding laws, regulations and internal guidelines. In order to counteract potential risks from compliance violations at an early stage and thereby safeguard our Bank’s reputation and security, BayernLB has set up a whistleblower system. This ensures that whistleblowers and whistleblowing subjects are treated fairly and with care.
Disclosures are subject to the highest confidentiality and the identity of the whistleblower is kept secret as far as the law allows. This confidentiality does not, however, apply vis-à-vis criminal investigation authorities and the whistleblowing subject, or if the disclosure was made with deliberate malicious intent.
Internal whistleblowers can and should approach their line managers or the compliance officers with their disclosures and questions. The latter are also on hand to advise external whistleblowers.
Phone +49 89 2171-28844
Corporate Center Central Area
-1900- Group Compliance
Brienner Strasse 18
80333 Munich, Germany
Please bear in mind that the whistleblower system is not a channel to submit complaints regarding services. If you are dissatisfied or you have any other suggestions, please get in touch with the “Contact for commendation and complaint” instead.
If it is not appropriate to contact the addressees above, whistleblowers can approach the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht - BaFin). Please click here for more information.
The whistleblower must be aware that these kinds of external reports may constitute a serious intrusion into the company or a major disruption to harmony within the organisation. They are therefore only permitted if there is considerably risk for the company or individual objects of protection which cannot be prevented by making one of the reports mentioned above.