Compliance and ethics

Business with integrity

To build trust in our employees, clients, customers and communities we operate in, we conduct business with a high level of integrity.

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We always seek to act in accordance with the highest ethical standards and we continuously strive to comply with local and international laws, including the requirements under the UK Bribery Act and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Therefore, our Code of Conduct and underlying policies, defines how we conduct business at Falck and are applicable to all our employees and business partners globally.

"Our Code of Conduct is an integrated way of working in Falck and a guiding star in how we act and operate in Falck. Our ambition is to make the Code of Conduct policies dynamic working tools that support our operation in Falck in an easy and accessible way" says Mette Wejs Bojsen, Head of Business Quality & Risk Management

View Falck Code of Conduct

To provide assurance and ensure continuous improvement of the compliance strategy, our Global Audit & Compliance function encompasses elements of monitoring compliance with external laws and regulations, provide assurance on compliance with internal policies and conduct independent investigations. The independence of the function is guaranteed with the direct reporting lines to the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors.

"Through audits of both global functions and local entities, we provide assurance that all necessary policies and guidance is available and that adequate training to entities are provided by the Global Functions, and that the requirements are followed by the local entities" says Didde Svendborg, Chief Audit & Compliance Officer

Falck is committed to conduct business with integrity and fair competition. Accordingly, we do not accept illegal, anti-competitive behaviour or other unethical business practices as a mean to win or maintain business.

Whistle blower system

Global Audit & Compliance is responsible for our whistle blower system, Falck Alert, where we encourage our employees and business partners to report any concern or wrongdoing. At Falck we believe speaking up is an integral part of enhancing our culture and ethical standards, which ultimately makes us a trusted business partner.

Modern Slavery Act

Falck is committed to conducting business with fairness and integrity. We operate in compliance with the applicable laws and our ethical principles. In this way we will continue to combat the risk of modern slavery in our business and our supply chain.

We have published our annual Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement (MSA Statement) in accordance with section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. We have set out the steps taken by Falck during this financial year and steps to be taken in the future to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring in our businesses and supply chains.

View our Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement

Anti-corruption statement

At Falck, we have zero-tolerance towards any form of direct or indirect, passive or active bribery.

The nature of our activities means that we play an important role in the communities we operate in. These communities rely on us to be a trusted business partner, and therefore we have taken a zero-tolerance approach towards any form of bribery.

We released our first global Anti-Corruption Statement on 9 December 2018 on the UN International Anti-Corruption Day, giving our commitment to the fight against corruption.

View our Anti-Corruption Statement

Whistle blower system

Global Audit & Compliance is responsible for our whistle blower system, Falck Alert, where we encourage our employees and business partners to report any concern or wrongdoing. At Falck we believe speaking up is an integral part of enhancing our culture and ethical standards, which ultimately makes us a trusted business partner. 

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