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Our Focus Areas

Competition and Anti-trust Laws

Borealis is committed to vigorous, lawful, straightforward and ethical competition. It is our policy to ensure that our business practices are in full compliance with competition and anti-trust laws wherever we do business.

  • We treat all customers in a straightforward manner and in a way that respects their independence.
  • We strive to ensure that customers obtain the best product and service levels commensurate with their needs.
  • We do not attempt to prevent customers from seeking to source Borealis products anywhere in the EU.
  • We do not interfere with our distributors' freedom to set their resale prices.
  • We compete based on the merits of our products and services.
  • We ensure that our sales materials, advertisements and other communications accurately and fairly describe our products and services.
  • We do not engage in any contact with competitors where price, markets or customers are discussed.
  • We ensure that any meetings with competitors are held for lawful purposes, for example trade association meetings, or benchmarking exercises that have been structured in accordance with legal advice.
  • We gather market intelligence through lawful means and independently determine our commercial strategy in light of that intelligence. We may participate in an exchange of aggregated industry data that does not disclose company-specific information where such data is compiled by an independent third party in order to maintain confidentiality. We do not obtain market information from competitors.

Anti-Corruption

  • Borealis does not tolerate corrupt activities in any form.
  • Borealis carries out its business dealings in an independent and impartial manner and is not unduly influenced by others. Borealis business activities are carried out professionally, fairly, and with integrity. Borealis will not be influenced, nor seek to influence, our business partners by payments of money or any other thing of value, including corporate hospitality and gifts.
  • Borealis requires compliance with all applicable anti-bribery and corruption laws in the conduct of our business. Compliance is required of Borealis employees as well as any party acting on our behalf, such as agents, distributors, contractors, consultants, or any other third party.

Business Ethics

Borealis trains all its employees on how to behave ethically with respect to:

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Use of Company Assets
  • Safeguarding Important Information
  • Political Involvement and Contributions
  • Human Rights
  • Environmental Responsibilities

Issuer Compliance

  • Borealis has corporate bonds listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange and as a consequence must comply with Austrian securities trading laws.
  • Through our Issuer Compliance Instruction we wish to guarantee all bondholders equal treatment and seek to prevent people within our organisation from taking advantage of information which is not available to the general public.
  • Confidentiality requirements in all group companies and for all projects in which insider information or other sensitive information may arise aim to ensure that such information is kept confidential and not misused.
  • All relevant members of the Borealis organisation receive training to ensure that legal and internal Borealis regulations concerning insider information and insider trading are discussed and followed.
  • Compliance is monitored and the scope of possible penalties for violation is communicated.

Export Controls and Trade Restrictions

The export of certain technologies, goods, services and information from certain countries to other countries is subject to legal restrictions. Borealis will comply with all applicable export control and import laws, regulations and procedures wherever we operate.

Compliance & Ethics

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