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Values & Compliance at Dussmann

Our values

  The Dussmann value system is founded on ethical principles and responsible actions. Fairness, integrity, social responsibility, passion, and environmental awareness form the basis of our corporate culture.

Environmental awareness

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Dussmann assumes responsibility for the protection of natural resources and pays attention to resource-saving and environmentally friendly products, processes and structures. We live sustainability.


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Passion is the fuel of our corporate culture. It defines our attitude as a service provider and inspires our business.

Social responsibility

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At all our sites, we ensure respect for human rights, protection against discrimination, and respect for different cultures and religions. We support social cohesion and the community through our sponsorship projects.


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We are committed to acting fairly and responsibly towards clients, employees, partners and society.

Compliance and integrity at Dussmann

At Dussmann, compliance means much more than merely observing laws and internal guidelines. It forms the basis for all our decisions and activities and is the key to integrity in our actions as a business. 

Conduct that demonstrates integrity and compliance with rules is crucial to Dussmann’s ongoing success. We have zero tolerance for corruption, unfair competitive practices, or any other legal violations in our business activities. All this is set down in our Code of Conduct. 

Compliance Management

Compliant behaviour within the company is ensured through the Dussmann Group compliance management system. It includes all measures we take to ensure that our business is always fully compliant with applicable laws and with our internal rules and principles. A comprehensive approach supports our goal of making responsible conduct a lasting part of the thoughts and actions of all our employees.

Our code of conduct. Our responsibility.

The Dussmann Group Code of Conduct forms the basis for our responsible actions toward colleagues, business partners, and society at large. It sets out our principles as binding, clear rules of conduct.

We expect our employees, suppliers, and business partners to identify with our ethical principles and act accordingly.

Want to learn more about our Code of Conduct?

Due diligence to respect human rights

We are committed to respecting human rights along our entire value chain. We take responsibility for our employees and our responsibility for minimizing the impact of our business on the environment very seriously.

Our policy statement on respect for human rights was drafted in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It supplements the Dussmann Group Code of Conduct and Sustainability Policy. The company’s due diligence obligations with regard to human rights and the environment are subject to continuous monitoring, documentation and reporting.


Our policy statement on respect for human rights and the rules of procedure for the complaints procedure can be downloaded here.

The Dussmann Group whistleblower system

Employees can report violations of our code of conduct to the confidential Dussmann Group whistleblower system at any time. External parties and business partners can also submit reports via the appropriate channels, if there are specific indications of violations. All reports that are received undergo rigorous review and follow-up. Throughout the process, we aim to ensure a fair procedure to protect the whistleblower, those affected, and others who may be involved. There is zero tolerance for discrimination against persons, who help to ensure compliance at Dussmann. Those affected are presumed innocent unless and until a violation is proven to have occurred. All reports are treated as strictly confidential.

Submit a message

You can submit reports of violations to the compliance department of the Dussmann Group via e-mail.

The Dussmann Group ombudsman

In addition to the compliance department, our external ombudsman also accepts reports of possible serious violations and performs an independent review. Jesko Trahms, the attorney who serves as our ombudsman, is obligated to ensure confidentiality and does not share information with the relevant compliance department for processing except with express consent. Upon request, information can also be shared anonymously.

Jesko Trahms
BDO Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Zielstattstraße 40, 81379 Munich
+49 89 74325234

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