Our Purpose and values are the foundation of our success. We exist to build trust and solve important problems, and our values help us deliver on that Purpose. This Code underpins our ability to behave in a manner consistent with our values.
In our capacity as one of the leading auditing and consultancy companies worldwide, we bear great responsibility. In performing our work, we act in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations and guidelines. At the same time, we are aware that these standards do not cover our entire range of activities. This is why we have additionally introduced our Code of Conduct, which applies to all employees. Supplementing the laws and regulations applicable to our daily work, it sets a standard for our professional conduct, thus ensuring our integrity.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the conduct of a member of our firm, we'd like to hear from you. You can turn to Ute Unden-Schubert, our PwC Austria Business Conduct Leader, at any time. There is also the option to raise concerns or report incidents via our digital Ethics Helpline. Such reports will be forwarded to our Business Conduct Leader, who will contact you and investigate the matter. Requests can be addressed to us anonymously or by disclosing your contact details.
At PwC, we expect the same level of integrity and business conduct from our Third Parties and their personnel as we do from our own people. These standards are explained in our Global Third Party Code of Conduct.