Reliable, comprehensive, serious: Our compliance understanding 

Compliance with laws and internal regulations is an inherent component of the approach and actions of all employees at OGE. We rely on a risk-oriented and preventative compliance understanding. 

Compliance refers to the entirety of all the measures taken to ensure conformity with all relevant laws and provisions, as well as the alignment of corporate action with social values. For us, compliance is not merely a buzzword: Adhering to laws and internal regulations is a fundamental component of our corporate culture.

When they join the company, all employees must commit to complying with the principles of the Code of Conduct. Furthermore, we run regular e-learning programmes on the Code of Conduct and on further compliance-related themes in addition to classroom training where required.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct forms the foundation of our compliance organisation. It sets out the fundamental principles and rules for lawful and responsible action and creates a framework for dealing with business partners, competitors, officials and public institutions.

The values and stipulations set out there and in our corporate guidelines represent the benchmark for the actions of all employees.

Compliance Office

Our Compliance Office coordinates all the relevant compliance issues and activities (except for non-discrimination and antitrust law). The staff in the Compliance Office are also responsible for questions and information on compliance from market participants, suppliers or other business partners.

Compliance Office
Open Grid Europe GmbH
Kallenbergstr. 5
45141 Essen

Telefon +49 201/3642-14555
Send email

Reporting violations

Our Compliance Office is open to receiving internal and external notification in the case of suspicion of unlawful acts or other violations of laws and regulations at any time. These notifications are reviewed according to clearly defined responsibilities and processes and with the utmost confidentiality.

The Compliance Office can be reached at the above contact details. In addition we offer a digital reporting channel that can also be used to report hints anonymously.

Digital reporting channel 


Policy statement in accordance with the LkSG

The OGE policy statement in accordance with the German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz, LkSG) sets out our commitment to the due diligence obligations of the LkSG. It describes how we fulfil these obligations, which risks we have identified and what we expect from our employees and suppliers. OGE has appointed a Human Rights Officer to monitor risk management in accordance with the LkSG. You can reach him here.

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Code of Conduct

Framework for lawful and responsible conduct

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Policy statement in accordance with the LkSG

Policy Statement on Human Rights Strategy, Status 1 June 2024