International business activities
Rheinmetall has given its business activities a strong international focus in recent years. The Group therefore needs to take into account different national political and legal systems in its day-to-day business, as well as the traditions, customs, moral values and societal norms of different cultures. In addition to the respective laws of export countries, guidelines of the European Union and anti-corruption laws such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act, which came into force in the UK in mid-2011, must be strictly observed. Demands on companies have therefore become more diverse. Management and employees need guidance more than ever in national and international business dealings and in contact with business partners, authorities and other government offices, to prevent misconduct and resulting reputational, business and liability risks.