Compliance - Integrity is a question of attitude

“Integrity in Logistics” is the self-imposed moral commitment of the major family-led company DACHSER. It is based upon respect for society, its citizens and their norms, which must be respected, followed and upheld. This is done both as part of our daily work as well as in our interactions with others.

DACHSER Compliance Management covers both the internal company Code of Conduct as well as the DACHSER conduct guidelines. These mandatory rules and guidelines clearly specify that all DACHSER employees are to act ethically and legally in carrying out their tasks and services and consistently adhere to national laws. This also applies to the customs, traditions and societal values of each state and society.

DACHSER Group SE & Co. KG Managing Board Compliance Statement (2020)

DACHSER's Compliance Management System with its motto "Integrity in Logistics" not only underscores the sustainable combination of theory and practice. It is an unmistakable signal to all business partners that, at Dachser, excellent logistics solutions are combined with a clear commitment to compliance with legal rules.  

Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine modern companies without compliance. It's comparable with the navigation system in a car. In logistics in particular, it is impossible to imagine driving a vehicle without such technical support. It is taken for granted that this assistance is readily available.  

Compliance can be compared very well with such a system, but always remains "human". The navigation device is an intelligent and important pilot on known or unknown routes. The assistance system helps the user to plan routes and make them safe. It points out possible danger spots and offers sensible alternatives for action. However, it does not replace independent thinking and responsible decision-making. Navigation can point the way, avoid wrong ways and dead ends and help to save time and effort. Ultimately, however, the user must always set off on his own, take the wheel in his own hands and move forward within the framework of rules and laws.

Compliance is also not a one-way street. Rather, it is like a multi-lane highway, where every driver must show consideration for the other participants by adhering to the generally applicable traffic rules.

An essential component of our Compliance Management System is the unconditional observance of the regulations of competition and antitrust law. DACHSER is committed to the principle of free and fair competition and respects market forces. It is DACHSER's unrestricted corporate policy to conduct all business in accordance with the applicable competition and antitrust laws. Any collusion, agreement or coordination with competitors, as well as any anti-competitive exchange of data or information, is absolutely prohibited and constitutes unacceptable business behaviour for DACHSER. Violations of this will result in consequences under competition and antitrust law as well as labour law.


Below you will find additional compliance documents available for download (Guidelines for reporting potential misconduct, Employee code of conduct, Code of conduct for business partners).

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Here you can find further details on contacting the Compliance Office should you become aware of potential misconduct within the company.


Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct applies worldwide to all employees and organisational units at DACHSER. It describes binding principles of conduct which are to be upheld by everyone.


Code of Conduct for Business Partners

The "DACHSER Code of Conduct for Business Partners" is an orientation for all companies wishing to do business with DACHSER.

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