Lots of information, but zero tolerance. Law-abiding and transparent behaviour is the top priority at PORR. It has a zero-tolerance approach when it comes to corruption. This is binding for every stakeholder. There are no exceptions, as unfair business practices can cause lasting damage to PORR’s reputation and bring the company into disrepute. In addition to the aforementioned guidelines and policies, PORR has taken further countermeasures in recent years to prevent dishonest business practices as well as unfair competition. In recent years, for example, the Group has successively and consistently withdrawn from politically unstable countries with unclear legal situations. Accordingly, PORR does not process any orders in countries with a low CPI value (Corruption Perceptions Index: scale from 0-100, 0 = very corrupt).
PORR has declared its unconditional commitment to fighting corruption. The Code of Conduct applies equally to employees and business partners throughout the entire value chain.
In 2017, PORR was the first construction company in Europe to meet the requirements for certification to ISO 37001 (anti-bribery management) and ISO 19600 (compliance management systems) as well as ONR 192050 (compliance management systems). The changeover from ISO 19600 to the new ISO 37301 standard took place in 2021. PORR’s quality management system is certified to ISO 9001.
Violations can be reported through two channels. On the one hand, they can be disclosed using the email address compliance@ porr.at. Secondly, a whistleblowing platform enables anonymised two-way communication for everyone via the PORR website. It covers all national legal requirements and already meets almost all of the requirements of the EU Whistleblowing Directive.