Compliance Compliance


The Commerzbank Group's corporate values clearly state its commitment to respectful mutual interaction and integrity in all its dealings with its customers and its suppliers. The code of conduct defines minimum standards for the entire Commerzbank Group and provide guidelines for correct and ethically acceptable behaviour.

The standards include compliance with all laws, regulations and internal rules in all business activities and adherence to ethical principles. Commerzbank is emphatically committed to this and has based its procurement process on this compliance. Purchasing decisions are made independent of pressures and personal interests as the staff follow internal rules and involve the Corporate Procurement department in the procurement of resources. Commerzbank also expects its suppliers to act with integrity in all business processes. Irregular behaviour will not be tolerated and can lead to the business relationship being terminated. The integrity clause is therefore also a fundamental element of our supplier agreements. Commerzbank attaches particular priority to preventing and combating corruption. The compliance programme to combat corruption also involves all business partners active on behalf or in the name of the bank, and also applies to all supplier relationships. Commerzbank attaches particular attention to business relationships affected by sanctions or countries that are subject to sanctions.