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2010. Invitations to the training sessions are extended to
           The compliance management system (CMS) of KELAG and   the respective level of management that is responsible for
           its  subsidiaries  has  been  implemented  since  2010.  This   sending  the  employees  in  their  areas  on  training.  In  the
           system ensures that the probability of legal infringements   reporting  year,  a  total  of  197  employees  participated  in
           by employees of the Group is kept as low as possible. It thus   compliance training sessions, 106 persons on the topic of
           serves  to  protect  both  the  company  as  well  as  every   anti-corruption, of which around 42% were managers.
           individual  employee,  while  making  a  contribution  to    GRI 205-2, 410-1, 412-2
           safeguarding the business value in the long term. The CMS
           of  KELAG  and  its  subsidiaries  (KI-KELAG  International
           GmbH,  KNG-Kärnten  Netz  GmbH  and  KELAG  Energie  &   The code of conduct applies uniformly for KELAG. Foreign
           Wärme GmbH) is designed to promote a greater awareness   subsidiaries can take into account national particularities in
           among  employees  and  managers  of  legal  risks  and  has   implementing  the  code  of  conduct  if  and  insofar  as  the
           been certified since 2014 in accordance with ONR 192050   basic principles of the group-wide code of conduct are not
           in  the  risk  areas  of  anti-corruption  law,  data  protection   compromised. Through its action, KELAG aims to promote
           legislation,  anti-trust  law,  unfair  competition,  Austrian   the  further  diffusion  of  the  principles  established  in  the
           Federal  Act  Against  Unfair  Competition  (UWG)  and   code of conduct. The companies with which KELAG has a
           procurement law. In the course of the annual surveillance   business relationship are therefore encouraged to abide by
           audit  performed  by  the  independent  certification  body   the  guidelines  of  the  KELAG  code  of  conduct.  If,  in  the
           Austrian  Standards,  certification  in  accordance  with  the   course of such business relationships, the code of conduct
           international standard ISO 19600 was also obtained for the   conflicts  with  another  company’s  ethics  policies,  the
           first  time  at  the  end  of  2016.  The  standard  is  aimed  at   company  will  do  its  best  to  find  a  mutually  acceptable
           preventing any behaviour of managers or employees that   solution.  The  code  of  conduct  is  the  basis  for  further
           would  violate  regulations.  Further  objectives  include  the   company  guidelines  which  can  take  into  account  both
           evaluation  of  the  effectiveness  of  compliance  measures   industry-specific and country-specific particularities.
           and the communication of these as well as ongoing process
                                                           GRI 102-16, 102-17, 103-1, 103-2, 414-1
           improvement.                                    http://www.kelag.at/corporate/kelag-verhaltenskodex-1689.htm
              GRI 103-1, 103-3
             http://www.kelag.at/corporate/ubersicht-corporate-governance-2260.htm
                                                         In  its  relationships  with  suppliers,  KELAG  pays  particular
           As part of the implementation of the CMS, the possibility of
                                                         attention to complying with the guidelines of the KELAG
           addressing compliance officers directly and anonymously
                                                         code of conduct in the course of its procurement activities
           in  case  of  legal  infringements  by  decision-makers  was
                                                         and  therefore  maintains  no  business  relationships  with
           introduced  throughout  the  Group.  Any  information
                                                         suppliers that are publicly known to not observe or to be in
           obtained by the compliance officers in this way must be
                                                         violation of the principles underlying the Global Compact.
           treated  with  the  requisite  care  and  confidentiality.
                                                         Moreover, the company works to further enforce the Global
           Preventive measures are, however, the focus of the CMS. In
                                                         Compact  principles  in  its  business  relationships.  Topics
           light  of  this,  compliance  work  focuses  on  training  and
                                                         such  as  environmental  protection  and  waste  disposal  as
           presentations  as  well  as  individual  consultation  and
                                                         well as sustainability and compliance are fixed components
           information  on  specific  issues,  where  necessary.  Group
                                                         of the general conditions of contract for procurement. This
           compliance  training  has  been  conducted  annually  by
                                                         ensures that KELAG can highlight specific points for raising
           speakers  from  the  Baker  &  McKenzie  law  firm  since  May
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