Membership

The Slovak Compliance Circle was founded in December 2013 by the German-Slovak Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SNOPK), in collaboration with KPMG Slovensko and law firm Lansky, Ganzger & Partner Rechtsanwälte. At present, the association lists 40 members which represent businesses from various industries based in Slovakia.

Founding members

German-Slovak Chamber of Industry and Commerce /SNOPK/

The German-Slovak Chamber of Industry and Commerce supports economic relations between Germany and Slovakia. It is first point of contact for bilateral business.

"The SCC is an important stepping stone towards a more transparent business environment in Slovakia. The SCC-companies are frontrunners in the field of compliance. They wish to learn from each other and spread the conviction that compliance is an important ingredient of modern management. The German-Slovak business community is proudly supporting this endeavor."

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KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o.

Sustained dynamics with no excuse to how complex the environment is, depends on your ability to see things from a perspective and on your persistence to stay focus on your goals. It is this vision that keeps the best on the top. KPMG leads its clients worldwide by providing them with clear and reachable guidance.

"The Slovak Compliance Circle represents an excellent initiative to share best practice for compliance tools and methodologies as well as an opportunity to promote, learn from and implement international standards of ethical behaviour within the Slovak business community. This is a step in the right direction for current and future Slovak business leaders and I am confident this initiative will not only benefit them, but also their employees and the economy as a whole." 

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Lansky, Ganzger, Jacko & Partner, s. r. o.

With more than 100 lawyers and employees from 20 countries, LANSKY, GANZGER + Partner (LGP) is one of the largest internationally oriented law firms in Central Europe. LGP with offices in Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia), Astana / Nursultan (Kazakhstan) and Skopje (North Macedonia) has many years of profound experience and offer their clients individual, strategic and pragmatic all-in-one solutions. LGP provides legal services to major companies and public institutions in all areas of business and LGP Slovakia serves, during its 12-year-existence, as an important cornerstone of Vienna-based law firm’s international set-up. As the company is one of the founding members of the SCC association, it has always emphasized on adherence to the principles of business ethics that are essential for providing legal services.

"Having in mind that one of the crucial problems of the central European business environment is non-transparent and unethical behavior of people at various stages of the community (leading in many cases to corruption) and the inability of the public sector to change this behavior, our idea is that the business leaders with real influence should take responsibility for setting the rules in this regard, which might be in further stage taken over  in the area of compliance amongst the Slovak business community as best practice. As we are confronted with the negative impacts of incompliant behavior in our daily work, within our engagement within SCC we would like to contribute with our experience to facilitate the positive changes of the business environment."

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Members

365 bank, a.s.

Poštová banka was established in 1992 as joint-stock company and started its activities on January 1, 1993, and since 2000 it has cooperated on a contractual basis with Slovenská pošta, which can be considered a financial agent with the largest distribution network in the Slovak Republic. 365.bank started its activities in 2018 as a purely digital bank and a sub-brand of Poštová banka. It also functioned as its innovation hub for introducing new technologies in banking. In June 2021, it changed positions with Poštová banka and kept its marketing brand 365.bank, but the Poštová banka brand continues to operate at post offices. It has thus become a fully-fledged multi-channel bank and the group's main bank and has expanded its initially purely digital orientation to include services in the offline world as well. It also took over the brick-and-mortar branches of Poštová banka under its brand, to which it brought a new informal model of client service based on a friendly relationship. It brings the topic of finance to the Slovak banking industry from the perspective of today's people, with an emphasis on digital daily banking and the "mobile first" philosophy of banking. Thanks to this, it has become the most preferred digital bank in Slovakia. The development of the digital environment at 365.bank is also related to the emphasis on environmental sustainability, paperless and plastic-free banking. It was the first bank in Slovakia to introduce a digital card, a property-free account, offered clients the opportunity to apply for a mortgage through a mobile application and translated its ecological efforts into involvement in society-wide projects and initiatives. In addition to ecology, one of the main topics for 365.bank is financial literacy. It was therefore the first to bring the children's mobile banking app SMARTIE to the market. In 2021 it became the Bank of the Year in Slovakia according to the prestigious magazine The Banker.

"As a socially responsible bank, our priorities include adhering to ethical and legal standards. At 365.bank, we place emphasis not only on compliance with legislation, but also on the principles of honesty, decency and respect in relation to our clients, business partners as well as in mutual employee relations. As knowledge is the basis of good decision-making, we care about the development of literacy of our employees not only in the professional field, but also in the field of moral and ethical standards. We value our membership in the Slovak Compliance Circle and see it as the right step on the path to our continuous development and we believe that together we will support the Slovak Compliance Circle mission in promoting and enforcing the principles of compliance and business ethics in Slovakia."

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Arval Competence Center Bratislava

The Arval Competence Center Bratislava (ACCB) is part of the multinational banking group BNP Paribas, and since 2015, it has been an organizational unit of Arval Slovakia. The Arval Competence Center serves as the first expert center providing comprehensive support services. Its main role is to offer support to the entities of the Arval BNP Paribas group, which is a provider of operational leasing in 30 different countries worldwide. The focus is to provide technical and financial support, as well as providing expert, advisory, and outsourcing services. At the same time, ACCB is active in all areas related to operating leasing. ACCB organization includes various departments, covering operational aspects such as the contact center, communication with drivers, and technical department, through the OPC department, which oversees the management of operational risks, including GDPR and data analysis, to the financial sector where it offer comprehensive accounting advisory, controlling, and valuation services.

"The Slovak Compliance Circle's commitment to sharing best practices and drawing insights from global standards aligns seamlessly with our dedication to continuous improvement. ACCB is enthusiastic about the prospect of collaborating with like-minded professionals to elevate standards in Slovakia and foster ethical behavior within our business environment. As a company, we are committed to strictly following GDPR and relevant regulations, as well as promoting standards of professional ethics and strengthening risk governance. This commitment is something we share with the Slovak Compliance Circle, reflecting a common dedication to such standards."

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beluga s.r.o

Consulting company beluga s.r.o. has been on the market for twelve years and brings its clients from the financial, telecommunications and public sectors solutions tailored to their expectations and real situation. The company is focused on effectively improving corporate culture and performance. With its consulting and auditing services focused not only on IT risk management, information security and data protection in accordance with regulation and standards, but also management consulting, process management and project and program management, it strives to advance its clients as partners that emphasize confidentiality, security and integrity. Professionalism for this company means efficient performance, optimal solutions, responsibility, competence, conscientiousness and precision.

"Our vision is connected with the SCC initiative, we consider the promotion of the principles of compliance and business ethics in Slovakia to be critically important in the benefit for our entire company. When providing consulting services, we place emphasis on ethical principles and transparency, and we are happy to work with our clients to increase credibility in the business environment. Joining other SCC members in promoting these principles has been a natural step for us."                                                                            

"One person can change the world, but he cannot do it alone (William Wilberforce)."

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CMS Slovakia

As one of the largest international law firms in Slovakia, CMS has been providing clients with the full range of legal and tax advice for 30 years. CMS´s sector-oriented teams are able to expertly handle all types of assignments, including international and large-scale projects and transactions, and advising multinational corporations and leading national companies, as well as the public sector, on an array of matters. CMS´s practice focuses on M&A, banking & finance, real estate, PPP, public procurement, employment, telecom, media and technology, energy, competition, litigation and arbitration. CMS gained particular experience in restructuring of companies, mergers and acquisitions, as well as other corporate transactions, providing legal advice to banks and other financial institutions. The international law firm CMS has 78 offices in 45 countries.

"As a leading international law firm operating in Slovakia for many years, we feel that it is extremely important to have a positive impact on the society and the country in which we operate. We believe that by becoming a member of SCC we will help to promote real change in the business environment by promoting transparency and compliance. Integrity and transparency are core values of CMS and therefore becoming a member of the SCC reflects our core beliefs as a firm."

"Our company prides itself on its diversity, we embrace our social responsibility and create a culture where everyone can maximise their potential and thrive. Corporate responsibility and transparency are an integral part of our value system, and we aim to promote these values in society through creative collaboration with SCC and its members."

 

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Continental Tires Slovakia, s.r.o.

Continental Tires Slovakia, s.r.o. is a production business company which is since 2.11. 2007 a member of Continental group. We are engaged in production and sale of tires and conveyor belts within rubber business. Since 1.1.2011 a centralised Compliance department has been in place within the Continental corporation, which has its member also in Slovak republic. The objective of the Compliance organization at Continental is to ensure the observance of all relevant laws as well as of applicable internal rules by the management and all employees. The focus of the compliance organization is on the core risk areas antitrust, anti corruption and other fraudulent activities.

"The problematic of Compliance and even its meaning are still not known to the majority of Slovak businesses. We see the SCC as a perfect way how to increase the awareness of business people of what compliance and business ethics in practice mean and to show them that acting in accordance with Compliance rules is no burden anymore but can become their competitive advantage!"

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Deutsche Telekom Systems Solutions Slovakia s.r.o.

Deutsche Telekom AG has several subsidiaries, one of which is T-Systems International GmbH. Deutsche Telekom Systems Solutions Slovakia s.r.o, is one of the top 5 production sites of this company. The goal of the company is to proactively seek new ways to progress and continuously transform into a company that provides innovative types of services. As part of strategic activities, the company is transforming into a modern provider of information and communication technology services, moving towards a future based on digital technologies. These steps are implemented with the aim of moving the business from a project-driven model (providing the required number of IT experts based on the customer's request) to an innovative and product-oriented company model (supplying and managing products and services during their life cycle at the customer). As of 1 July, 2020, T-Systems Slovakia s.r.o. has been renamed Deutsche Telekom Systems Solutions Slovakia s.r.o. and divided into two legal entities (a newly established company in 2020, "Deutsche Telekom IT & Telecommunications Slovakia s.r.o."), which together operate under one company brand as "Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions Slovakia."

"Joining the Slovak Compliance Circle is more than just becoming a member of an organization. It is an opportunity to connect with a diverse group of professionals who share a common goal: to ensure that their companies operate in compliance with legal and ethical standards, that is to be ´compliance´. As a member, we will have access to a wealth of knowledge, resources, and networking opportunities that will allow us to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in our field. Together, we can collaborate, learn from one another, and promote a culture of compliance."

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Erste Asset Management GmbH, pobočka Slovenská republika

Erste Asset Management GmbH, pobočka Slovenská republika develops and manages investment solutions to address the strive of people for financial independence. We are there to make this possible by providing accessibility of our products and services for everybody.  We offer a wide range of investment funds and asset management solutions to our clients and apply the highest quality standards in dealing with our clients’ money. Meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs is the foundation for sustainable business success. We develop our products and services on the basis of these needs and meet our obligations towards our customers. We attach particular importance to the sustainability of our products and services. As a company, we pursue a socially responsible and environmentally friendly way of doing business.

“We share values of Slovak Compliance Circle; we seek to promote them and guide our action based on them. Transparency is a cornerstone of our company culture. Legal requirements we do not see as maximum for our activities but as a bare minimum. It is not enough to take good decisions and make good choices. It is necessary to take heed and comply with whatever you plan and that can only happen by the influence of professional integrity and due care.“

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Eversheds Sutherland, advokátska kancelária, s.r.o.

The Czech and Slovak team of the law firm Eversheds Sutherland consists of a team of more than 50 lawyers in Prague and Bratislava. We are one of the most important law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We have been providing legal services to our clients since 2004. Our attorneys have extensive experience mainly in commercial and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, employment law, litigation, real estate law, the environment and energy, as well as other business-related areas. Our goal is always to find the best solution for a specific situation. We listen to our clients, understand their business and understand what they need. We work quickly and efficiently. We communicate clearly. Our solutions are practical and we are not afraid to take responsibility for them. We appreciate that our clients have been cooperating with us for a long time and that we are a partner for them in areas where they need legal certainty.

"We were interested in the possibility of membership in SCC for several reasons. First of all, we perceive it as a useful platform for sharing and acquiring know-how in Slovak conditions, which will allow us to provide even better services to our clients. Next, we appreciate the SCC's efforts to raise awareness of the importance of transparency in business and the fact that fair business is not only a legal compliance but should also cover a wider range of ethical values, and we would like to contribute to this effort."

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Eviden Slovakia s.r.o.

Eviden Slovakia s.r.o. is an international information technology services company with 2012 annual revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 77,100 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities.

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ING Hubs Slovakia

ING is a global bank with a strong European base. More than 57,000 employees serve around 38 million customers, corporate clients, and financial institutions. The purpose is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. ING Hubs Slovakia, the expert hub of global banking, provides comprehensive banking services for more than 40 ING branches around the globe. It specializes in 2 service areas: help to corporate customers with daily banking needs and keep the clients and ING bank safe and secure - financial crime fighting activities.

"We consider ethical behavior and compliance with legal standards to be one of the fundamental pillars of honest business activity. We perceive membership in the Slovak Compliance Circle as an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with other members in the compliance field. At the same time, we aim to provide our global expertise to positively influence the business environment in Slovakia."

 

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Jaguar Land Rover

The company Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia s.r.o. operates the plant of the British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, which is part of the Indian group Tata. Production at the Nitra plant began in October 2018. The plant produces Land Rover Discovery and Land Rover Defender models. Currently, the company has more than 3,000 employees.

"The Jaguar Land Rover Group is committed to trading fairly and transparently. The Group considers integrity to be one of his fundamental values ​​and therefore requires its observance and respect from every person who works for or acts on his behalf. The Group also expects the highest level of ethical behavior when interacting with customers, vendors, suppliers and government agencies. Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia s.r.o. for this reason supports the Slovak Compliance Circle initiative."

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Komerční banka, a.s., branch of a foreign bank

Komerční banka is one of the leading banking institutions in the Czech Republic and Central and Eastern Europe. In Slovakia, Komerční banka serves its corporate clients through Komerční banka, a.s., a branch of a foreign bank, which is mainly oriented to large and medium-sized companies. In corporate banking, we are a quality partner with comprehensive financial solutions for our clients, as well as the availability of KB's know-how and synergy within the KB and Société Générale groups.

"The Slovak Compliance Circle initiative was developed in response to the level of ethical behavior generally applied and accepted on the Slovak market within the Slovak business environment. KBSK reports on the principles of business ethics and compliance. For this reason, we consider SCC membership a suitable form of support to enforce, promote and develop the ethical and compliance standards of the Slovak business community. KBSK has the ability to positively influence the compliance environment through SCC, while accessing topical and important information, discussions, and topics."

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MARKÍZA - SLOVAKIA, spol. s r.o.

MARKÍZA - SLOVAKIA, spol. s r.o. was founded in 1993. Its portfolio consists of five television stations - TV Markíza, Doma, Dajto, Markíza KRIMI and Markíza International. The programming strategy of TV Markíza, which started broadcasting on 31 August 1996, focuses on providing top-quality family entertainment as well as professional and impartial news coverage. Broadcast content is also available via mobile apps and HbbTV. The flagship of MARKÍZA - SLOVAKIA, spol. s r.o.'s online portfolio is Voyo, an increasingly successful streaming service with more than 570,000 subscribers in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It also includes the TV portal Markiza.sk with a free video archive and the news portal TVNOVINY.sk. Founded in 2007, the Markíza Foundation works on projects that aim to improve the quality of life of children and support their dreams and goals. MARKÍZA - SLOVAKIA, spol. s r.o. is a member of the multinational CME Group, which operates television stations in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania and Moldova, Slovakia and Slovenia, and is one of the leading media and entertainment companies in Central and Eastern Europe. CME broadcasts 43 TV channels, both free-to-air and paid, and reaches a total of 49 million viewers. CME is part of the portfolio of the international financial and investment group PPF.

"We greatly appreciate being accepted as a member of the Slovak Compliance Circle, which we see as the leading association dealing with compliance and business ethics issues in Slovakia. These topics are also relevant to the media sector in which we operate and we want to confirm that our company, as well as the companies of the CME media group, pride themselves on the highest standards of business ethics and responsibility. We look forward to a creative and mutually beneficial cooperation."

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Ments s.r.o.

Ments is a boutique law firm specializing in providing top-notch legal services tailored to the individual needs of clients. When providing legal services, Ments relies on the years of experience of its lawyers and uses the latest technology and modern practices to achieve maximum efficiency and satisfaction for its clients.

"We understand the need to create and set high standards in the area of compliance. When providing legal services to our clients, we therefore pursue an approach aimed at building a transparent, fair and responsible corporate culture and business environment. Membership in the Slovak Compliance Circle provides us with a great platform to promote these goals. SCC is a unique association of similarly oriented companies, thanks to which the Slovak business environment has the potential to improve and move forward."

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Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Slovakia s.r.o.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Slovakia has been operating on the Slovak market since 1997 and is a subsidiary of the Mercedes-Benz Group, focusing primarily on financing vehicles of the iconic Mercedes-Benz brand.  The company is dedicated to providing exceptional car financing solutions and tailor made financing options to the unique needs of its customers by providing a comprehensive package of services. As part of the Mercedes-Benz family, the company aims to build lasting relationships with its customers, provide seamless and unparalleled service, and make the dream of owning a Mercedes-Benz vehicle a reality.

"We perceive the participation of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Slovakia in the Slovak Compliance Circle as an opportunity to fulfil the goal of our shareholder, Mercedes-Benz Mobility, expressed in the slogan "best-in-class", i.e. also in the area of compliance with laws and ethical standards in the business environment. This commitment determines the relationships within the company, within the Mercedes-Benz Group and with our customers and business partners. We are aware of our social responsibility and strive to fulfil it. The Slovak Compliance Circle is a platform for sharing best practices and mutual enrichment in the field of compliance."

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Mercedes-Benz Slovakia s. r. o.

Mercedes-Benz Slovakia is an importer of Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Fuso and Setra vehicles. Founded in 1990 as Motor-Car Wiesenthal, it has been a reliable  partner in the automotive industry for over 25 years. Mercedes-Benz Slovakia s.r.o. is 100% owned by Daimler AG, a global leader among the automotive industry leaders.

"Throughout the Daimler Group we understand that Compliance means compliance with all laws, regulations and obligations that apply to our business model, including relevant internal directives and procedures affecting the day-to-day operations of the Company. Compliance with laws and values ​​has always been the center of business ethics of our company, and we are therefore guided by the following motto: "Compliance is not an option for us, it's an integral  part and  a permanent element of our corporate culture." We want these values ​​to be represented by all employees at every stage management of our company."
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MetLife Europe d.a.c., a branch of a foreign business

MetLife, Inc. Group is a leading provider of financial services, life and pension insurance, as well as employee benefits. In Slovakia, it operates as a branch of an insurance company from another Member State (a branch of a foreign business). We offer life insurance, accident and sickness insurance and travel insurance.

„We became a SCC member in order to share knowledge and experience with other members and raise awareness of Compliance issues. Our activities in the Slovak branch are divided into two directions. The first is corporate compliance. Since our company has a parent organization in the US, we also conduct corporate compliance activities focused on preventing and combating corruption, unethical behavior, which in fact constitutes, in particular, an infringement of criminal law. The second is regulatory compliance. We are primarily a regulated financial institution that must ensure that professional care and public law in the area of insurance distribution are observed. This is the compliance´s primary task, together with the protection of personal data and the prevention of money laundering. Both directions combine to meet the requirements of a functional and comprehensive management and control system.“

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Nedelka Kubáč advokáti s. r. o.

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti  (NKA) is a law firm with offices in Bratislava and Prague. The firm is highly specialized in the following areas of Slovak, Czech and European law: competition law; regulatory matters, in particular in the energy, telecommunications and food trade sectors; public procurement; and compliance.

NKA's team consists of experienced lawyers who have many years of experience in the above-mentioned areas of law. The firm's lawyers have previously worked at leading international law firms, as well as at the European Commission, the Slovak Antimonopoly Office, the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition and the Energy and Competition Authority of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. In the field of competition law, leading independent international and national ranking companies (including Chambers Europe, Global Competition Review or Law Firm of the Year) rank NKA regularly in the highest positions.

"We see our membership in SCC as part of a collective commitment to spread awareness about the need to comply with ethical and legal standards in business with the help of renowned and inspiring partners."

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NITSCHNEIDER & PARTNERS

NITSCHNEIDER & PARTNERS is a Slovak boutique law firm with international operations. Since its establishment in 2004, in addition to the company law agenda, it has built up a high degree of specialization in the field of labor law, intellectual property law and in the field of advertising and media law. Thanks to the many years of experience of individual team members from various business sectors, however, the office is able to provide legal services of first-class quality in other areas of business and corporate law. The office is the first and only Slovak member of the prestigious international association Ius Laboris, which brings together renowned law firms specializing in labor law, employment issues and social security law. In addition, the office is a member of EELA - European Employment Lawyers Association and GALA - Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance.

"During our many years in the market, we have found that both we and our clients want to "do things right" not because they are required by law or fined for violations, but because "it should be done". The area of ​​compliance has naturally become domesticated in our country, gradually developed and has become an everyday part of our legal practice. We appreciate the opportunity to be members of the SCC and in the future we would like to participate in joint projects and help spread awareness of compliance and ethical behavior among entrepreneurs in Slovakia."

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Orange Slovensko, a.s.

Orange is a leader in providing comprehensive telecommunication services and the largest mobile operator in Slovakia. It connects 2.4 million customers with what really matters and constantly delivers the most convenient communication thanks to the highest quality network. For companies, it is a stable partner in the field of innovations and smart solutions that ensure more effective growth of their business. It also motivates people to use digital technologies responsibly. Orange pays particular attention to digital education, inclusion and child safety online. He also looks at business from the point of view of ecology, so he has long been engaged in the collection and recycling of old mobiles or the construction of solar-powered transmitters.

“We have long perceived the Slovak Compliance Circle as synonymous with decent and ethical behavior in major companies. Compliance is no longer just a vision, but a reality of everyday business life and it is very important that this good practice spreads further. Sharing experience in the field of compliance in various industries brings a positive expansion of our horizons, also brings the possibility of a benchmark and, last but not least, brings great inspiration on how best to translate the requirements of rules, laws and regulations into real life in our company. Compliance is a key area for Orange and we have set our values and practices accordingly."

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OSRAM, a.s.

OSRAM is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) – as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM had more than 34,000 employees worldwide at the end of the fiscal year 2014 and generated a revenue of almost 5.1 billion Euros in that year. In Slovakia, OSRAM is present since 1995. In adition to production and sales activities, the company also becomes an important Shared Service Centre for other OSRAM entities.

"Compliance is not a program but the way we do our business - confirming the good name and integrity of OSRAM in the market. Compliance is an important part of our core values: innovation, respect and entrepreneurship. We believe that if we live with these values ​​and behave in accordance with laws and regulations, OSRAM's competitive edge in the market will increase."  

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PROCUS s.r.o.

PROCUS is Slovak based mid-size company founded in 1998 that is focused on providing professional services in industrial automation, robotics, advanced software applications, electrical equipment and EI&C design. The company predominantly works for renowned international clients and performs its services all around the world. Since its foundation, PROCUS delivered more than 350 projects in 35 countries on all continents except Australia. The company's clients are from the pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, energy, paper, engineering, automotive, glass, food, textile and information technology industries.

"Since our foundation, we’ve had a vision to not only become a professional and reliable service provider, but through adhering to all compliance standards also to avoid problems and reputational damage, and to build trust with our customers and employees by demonstrating that we are committed to ethical business practices."

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Raiffeisen Bank International AG Slovak Branch, pobočka zahraničnej banky

Raiffeisen Bank International AG Slovak Branch (previously Raiffeisen Centrobank AG Slovak Branch) was founded in 2017 as a branch of Raiffeisen Centrobank AG, the leading investment bank, covering the entire spectrum of services and products around equities, derivatives and equity capital transactions, including and excluding the stock exchange with an excellent reputation as pioneer and market leader in the field of structured products. After the integration into Raiffeisen Bank International in 2022 the branch has extended its scope of services for the bank Group Procurement Services and Group Reporting Services.

"The Compliance is relatively a new expression and it is also a relatively new profession. Besides respecting the law, this profession also requires high personal, ethical and moral values, so we are honored to be a part of the Slovak Compliance Circle. We have become members of SCC for the exchange of information, best practices and ideas and communication with the best experts in this field in Slovakia. We will be pleased to contribute to spreading the good name of Compliance, raising awareness and building the Slovak ethical business environment."

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Siemens Mobility, s.r.o.

Siemens Mobility is an independent company within the global technology group Siemens AG. It has been a leader in transport technology for more than 160 years and is continuously innovating its portfolio in the key areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey solutions and related services. Through digitalization, Siemens Mobility enables transport operators around the world to build smart infrastructure and sustainably increase its value throughout its entire lifecycle, enhancing the quality of service for passengers with guaranteed availability. An important role is played by the Siemens Mobility Engineering Center in Žilina. It provides services in the field of software and hardware engineering of railway control and signalling systems as well as the development of tools for engineering and test automation. The Engineering Centre designs, tests and puts into practice modern solutions in the management of regional and urban rail transport not only in Slovakia, but especially for foreign customers. The Engineering Centre's major projects include the design of control systems in Vienna, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Switzerland and Malaysia.

" Being a responsible company is one of our top priorities. With the compliance system, we want to bring the idea of compliance into the awareness and actions of all Siemens Mobility employees. For our company, integrity means acting in line with our values - responsible business conduct, top performance and an innovative approach wherever we do business."

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Siemens s.r.o.

Siemens is a globally active technology company with industry, energy, health, and infrastructure activities. Siemens s.r.o. consists of eight divisions and eight  competence centers that belong to market leaders in the fields of electrification, automatization and digitization. The employees with higher education are the basis of eight international centers of competence and shared-service centers, which were based in Slovakia. The employees of these centers provide services mainly within the region of Central and Eastern Europe but also globally. The Siemens Group in Slovakia consists of five companies: Siemens s.r.o., Siemens Healthcare s.r.o., Siprin, s.r.o., SAT Systems of Automation Technology, spol. s r.o. and OEZ Slovakia, spol.s r.o. History of Siemens in Slovakia dates back to 1902. Social responsibility is an integral part of the company's activities.

Compliance is not a program, it is the way we conduct business and uphold integrity at Siemens. We understand our Corporate Compliance Program not only as the restriction, but also as a higher form how to protect our business!

Siemens Mobility s.r.o.

Siemens Mobility, s.r.o. is an independent company within the global technology group Siemens AG. For more than 160 years, it has been a leader in transport technology and is constantly innovating its portfolio in the key areas of rolling stock, railway automation and electrification, turnkey transport solutions, intelligent transport systems and related services. Thanks to digitalisation, Siemens Mobility enables transport operators around the world to build intelligent infrastructure and continuously increase its value throughout its entire life cycle, increasing the quality of services for passengers with guaranteed accessibility.
Siemens Mobility, s.r.o. in Slovakia is active mainly in the field of rolling stock, railway infrastructure, intelligent transport systems and lighting. In Žilina, it has its development center for railway infrastructure, which provides services in the field of software and hardware engineering of railway transport control and security systems not only in Slovakia, but especially for foreign customers.

“Compliance is fundamental for all our decisions and actions and is key to business integrity. Only honest and transparent business is the business of Siemens Mobility.”

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SIOX s.r.o.

SIOX s.r.o. provides comprehensive services in the field of monitoring and data processing, their integration into corporate information systems in order to streamline business processes and create an individual corporate database. Accurate and verified data are a basic condition for effective management and at the same time they are a necessary condition for solving business tasks through Business & Artificial Intelligence.

"We are aware that the most effective way to participate in creating a better business environment can be achieved primarily through our own participation and our own example."

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Slovak Parcel Service s.r.o.

Slovak Parcel Service s.r.o. belongs to the renowned and long-standing companies in the field of delivery services. Since 2002, its only partner has been the Austrian Post (Post 207 Beteiligungs GmbH). It has a modern logistics network consisting of 27 regional branches and a delivery fleet. Together with its sister company Express One Slovakia s.r.o. is Slovak Parcel Service s.r.o. the largest carrier of shipments in the Slovak Republic.

"Our company is fully aware of its social responsibility, its position and influence. It is important to us that business in Slovakia is conducted in accordance with valid legislation, transparently, in accordance with good morals and ethical principles. SCC initiative is a unique opportunity to connect with other entities that share the same values ​​as us. For us, membership in SCC is a commitment to work together to improve the business environment, business culture and ethics. We are looking forward to our cooperation."

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Slovak Telekom, a.s.

Slovak Telekom is the largest multimedia operator with the long-time experience and responsible approach to the business. The Telekom trademark offers mobile and fixed services to the individuals as well as the household and business customers. It brings international knowledge, innovation solutions and technological trends to the market. It is a long standing leader in the area of the corporate responsibility and the philanthropy and via the SCC wants to contribute to the enhancement of the ethical conduct in the Slovak business environment.

"Safe, ethical and compliant business conduct becomes more and more important and critical to the respective company's long-term success. SCC initiative will help bringing the world-wide experience and best practice to wider Slovak business community and will help to develop proper attitudes in new generation of Slovak business leaders."

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SLOVNAFT, a.s

SLOVNAFT, a.s., based in Bratislava is refinery with annual processing capacity of 5,5 – 6 mil ton. The company core business is production, warehousing, wholesale and retail sales and distribution. SLOVNAFT, a.s., dispose with the largest retail network in SK offering top quality motor fuels and lubricants as well as related customer services including shop, gastro service, car wash and some others.

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SPP

SPP is the largest Slovak energy supplier. In the field of gas supplies, it builds directly on more than 165 years of tradition in the Slovak gas industry. The company has been operating in the electricity supply market since 2012. SPP guarantees reliable, secure and competitive supplies of gas and electricity, including associated services, across all regions of Slovakia. It successfully supplies energy to more than 1.3 million points of supply. SPP also engages in providing energy-related services, smart power solutions, development of alternative transport and development of production and supply of renewable energy (electricity and biomethane). Since 2020, SPP has acted as a purchaser of electricity produced by renewable energy sources and high-efficiency cogeneration. Through its subsidiary SPP CNG, s.r.o., it has been supporting development of CNG and LNG utilisation in the field of transport as an alternative to traditional fuels. SPP implements its activities in the field of social responsibility and philanthropy through EkoFond, a non-profit organisation, SPP Foundation, SPP Gallery and SPP Museum. Since 2014, the 100% owner of the company has been the Slovak Republic, which exercises its shareholder rights through the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.

"SPP conducts its business activities in a regulated sector therefore the successful enforcement of the compliance program is crucial for us. An important document of our compliance program is the SPP Code of Conduct, which was adopted by the SPP Board of Directors in June 2021 and is also applicable to our subsidiaries. However, our aim is not only the formal implementation of this program, but also its effective application being an integral part of the corporate culture and responsible sustainable business. We believe that SPP's membership in the Slovak Compliance Circle will be mutually beneficial and that either through exchange of practical experience or through discussion about national and international trends, activities and innovations in this area."

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Swiss Life Select Slovensko, a.s.

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Swiss Re Management AG, branch office

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world's leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

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Tatra banka, a.s.

Tatra banka is an innovator in the Slovak banking market. Since it was established in 1990 it provides its clients with number of unique services to simplify their everyday financial needs. Tatra banka holds strong market position in corporate banking, private banking, electronic banking and payment cards.

"If you want to change something, start with yourself."

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TÜV SÜD Slovakia s.r.o

Company TÜV SÜD Slovakia s.r.o. operates in all sectors of industry and services. It provides its clients with certification, inspection and education services. The company was founded in 1993 when TÜV Bayern-Sachsen was established in Bratislava. At present, the company has more than 6,000 satisfied customers, 11 accreditation certificates, more than 20,000 audits, more than 120,000 inspections and 2100 training sessions. It is growing at a sustainable pace and employs more than 107 employees at local offices in Bratislava, Nitra, Banská Bystrica and Košice. Employee qualifications, 25 years of professional experience, a broad portfolio of services and know-how of the parent company, founded in 1866 as the first technical inspection in the world, guarantee the highest quality. The expertise of the company is regularly reviewed by accreditation companies and central government bodies.

"Compliance management is still misunderstood in Slovakia, not only in terms of company management, but also in particular company employees. Our vision is to motivate Slovak companies to find ways to comprehensively manage compliance activities and promote their importance at the level of management and overall awareness in companies."

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VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA, a.s.

Volkswagen Slovakia was established in Slovakia in 1991. Since then it produced more than 3 million vehicles. The company is the biggest exporter and is among the biggest investors and employers in private sector in Slovakia. It has more than 9 400 employees. In Bratislava factory it produces Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7, Volkswagen up!, Volkswagen e-up!, SEAT Mii, ŠKODA Citigo, bodies of Porsche Cayenne and gearboxes. In Martin factory it produces components for chassis and in Košice it prepares cars for export to Russia. The company also produces instruments for production lines in Stupava factory. 

"Volkswagen Slovakia places great emphasis on prevention and measures to prevent conflicts of interest and corruption . To avoid such undesirable behavior must each of us always act responsibly . That is, to know the rules. In addition to laws and internal regulations notably the ethical standards should always be the basis of our negotiation . Volkswagen Slovakia therefore supports the initiative of Slovak Compliance Circle."

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Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa, a.s.

Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa, a.s. is the largest Slovak health insurance company.

"We appreciate that in the most sensitive area of ​​life, health, we can be a partner of almost 3 million policyholders. This also motivates us to constantly improve, move forward, be a modern and transparent company that takes care of your health and your loved ones on a daily and tireless basis."

For VšZP, the concept of compliance is relatively new, implemented by the recently created vision of the company:

"VšZP wants to be a modern family company that sets trends in the field of public health insurance. It has the ambition to be a leader with pro-client services and to operate transparently for the benefit of its policyholders, payers and healthcare providers. That is why we highly value membership in the Slovak Compliance Circle. We would be honored if, as a state-owned company, we contribute to the dissemination of compliance principles and inspire other similar companies to implement effective compliance programs."

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Východoslovenská energetika Holding a.s.

Východoslovenská energetika Holding a.s. (VSE Holding) manages its subsidiaries, which are engaged in the distribution of electricity (Vychodoslovenská distribučná, a.s.) and the supply of electricity and natural gas (Vychodoslovenská energetika a.s.). VSE Holding also provides shared services to its subsidiaries in the areas of personnel services, business consulting, financial and accounting services, IT services and customer services. At the same time, it also represents them in the area of ​​social responsibility.

"In Group VSE Holding we are aware of our role and responsibility towards customers, business partners, shareholders and employees in compliance as well. We have clear principles that determine how we conduct our business and social activities. Our business is characterized by integrity, compliance with law and ethical  standards. It is important for us to be successful in the long run. We believe this is possible only if we take care of integrity in all aspects of our business activities. We also expect our business partners to make the same contribution to building a transparent business environment. In this respect, we also welcome and appreciate the Slovak Compliance Circle initiative."

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Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG, Bratislava branch

Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). They built their reputation on unrivalled local knowledge which is supported by strong international capabilities. With 340 lawyers in 13 countries they represent major international as well as local clients. Wolf Theiss concentrated energies on a unique part of the world: the complex, fast-developing markets of the CEE/SEE region. Through international network of offices, they work closely with clients to develop innovate solutions that integrate legal, financial, and business know-how.

"An efficient integrated compliance management system is not only a key tool for managing corporate and board member liability and preventing costly prosecution, but it has also become a key good governance component among companies seeking to meet the current ESG demands of both consumers and authorities. Wolf Theiss's cross-border Risk & Compliance Team has helped a number of international and local clients strengthen their compliance standards, bringing in experts with vast expertise and complex know-how. We appreciate the role the Slovak Compliance Circle has played in this field and it is our privilege to join forces to promote the principles of business ethics and compliance in Slovakia."

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Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, organizational unit

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd is one of the leading multi-sector insurance companies serving customers in global and local markets. It provides a wide range of property, accident and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries. Zurich's customers include individuals, small businesses, medium and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. Zurich Bratislava, a branch of the Swiss company Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, is a highly specialized competence center and employs recognized experts in the field of actuarial services. An international team of more than 240 employees provides support to Zurich's business units around the world through value-added services.

"SCC is an important milestone for us. We consider transparent management and setting up processes in accordance with compliance rules to be key to successful company management, and at the same time it is part of our vision. We believe that membership in the SCC is a way to ensure the integrity and sustainability of companies in the Slovak market."

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How to become a SCC member?

Basic steps to your membership:

  1. If you confirm a serious interest in membership in the SCC, we will send you the basic documents to the SCC association, which could be of interest to you as a member (founding agreement, statutes, etc.).
  2. In the second step, the SCC board of directors will be asked to approve the membership (usually lasts several days).
  3. The new member will be invited to study and sign following documents:
  4. After approval of the membership, an invoice will be issued to the new member to pay the annual membership fee (based on the declaration of the number of employees).
  5. The new member will receive a summary of practical information for SCC members and will be involved in communication and activities within the SCC.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Slovak Compliance Circle or obtain more information about the association, please contact the General Secretary of the Board of Directors

Information about the membership fee you can find here.