AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG (AT&S) declares its voluntary commitment to the Austrian Code of Corporate Governance Code (ÖCGK) of January 2021.
For years, AT&S has been pursuing a strategy of sustainable, long-term increases in the value of the company. It is expressly committed to comprehensive corporate governance. Up until 19 May 2008, AT&S was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and fulfilled all of the target recommendations in the German Code of Corporate Governance. Since the move from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to the Vienna Stock Exchange in the 2008/09 financial year, AT&S is now committed to the Austrian Code of Corporate Governance. A declaration of commitment to this Code of Corporate Governance is also a prerequisite for Austrian companies to be admitted to the prime market on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Detailed information on our corporate governance can be found in our Annual Report and the Corporate Governance Report.
Code of Corporate Governance
The Code of Corporate Governance developed by the Corporate Governance working group under the leadership of the Austrian government’s Capital Markets Commissioner has been in force since 1 October 2002. This code contains the essential rules for good corporate governance.
The current version of the Code of Corporate Governance is available on the working group’s website at www.corporate-governance.at. This website also contains an English translation of the Code and explanations prepared by the working group.
AT&S Code of Ethics and Conduct
In addition to the Code of Corporate Governance, AT&S has imposed its own Code of Ethics and Conduct. This sets out how AT&S conducts its business in an ethical and socially responsible manner. The guidelines apply to all AT&S activities worldwide. Every AT&S employee without exception is responsible for adhering to this code in the exercise of their profession and their daily work. Stricter or more detailed policies may apply to specific regions, countries or functions, but are generally consistent with this corporate policy.
Capital markets compliance
Equal treatment and comprehensive information for all shareholders is very important to us. To avoid insider trading, the company introduced a code of compliance (the ‘Capital Markets Compliance Policy’), which implements the provisions of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (‘Market Abuse Regulation’). Compliance is monitored by the compliance officer on an ongoing basis. You can find out more about this topic here.