Compliance: Training of New Staff

ALTANA has had a comprehensive Compliance Management System (CMS) since 2008.

Detailed information about this system as well as our group’s leadership and responsibility structures can be found at

ALTANA’s Code of Conduct, a binding guideline for all of our employees and managers worldwide, is a component of the CMS. It provides information about proper behavior in instances of corruption, accepting or giving advantages, discrimination, and conflicts of interest. Since 2010, we have educated all of our employees about our Code of Conduct with the help of special e-learning instruments
on a platform set up expressly for this purpose. There are German, English, Italian, and Chinese versions.

In 2015, 750 employees from Great Britain, Germany, the U.S., and Canada completed this electronic training program.

In the year under review, ALTANA had to pay a penalty of 50,000 euros in the Netherlands. The reason was a deflagration at BYK-Cera in 2011 in which a staff member suffered severe injuries.