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Deutsche Telekom to study its ethics and compliance culture

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 18, 2016

Deutsche Telekom said this week that it is working to boost ethical behavior and foster a speak-up culture within the company to minimize compliance risks.

“Establishing what’s called a compliance management system is not enough to prevent, investigate and punish rule breaking,” said Thomas Kremer, a member of the Deutsche Telekom board of management for data privacy, legal affairs and compliance. “An appropriate corporate culture, where employees feel able to speak out against inappropriate behavior, also has a vital role to play.”

For this reason, Deutsche Telekom announced that it is taking steps to strengthen ethical behavior and a speak-up culture in the company. “The first step is to analyze how our corporate culture works on a day-to-day basis and the causes of inappropriate behavior,” said Manuela Mackert, chief compliance officer at Deutsche...

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