Code of Conduct

Compliance in the NETZSCH Group 

What is Compliance? 

By compliance, we mean following internal rules as well as national and international laws. We expect this from every NETZSCH employee; there must be no trade-offs in favor of short-term goals. By internal rules, we mean all guidelines laid down or practiced within the company. 

Why Compliance? 

Compliance with laws and internal regulations should be a matter of course, not least because as a family-owned company we are committed to the ethical and moral standards of our shareholders. In addition, compliance violations can lead to considerable costs. Compliance therefore also makes sense from an economic point of view, both for the individual employee and for the company as a whole. 

How do we achieve compliance? 

Our compliance regulations must be followed by the organization and individual employees alike; to this end, management delegates compliance tasks to individual specialists. Compliance is nevertheless a management task, and responsibility for it cannot be delegated. The supporting compliance process is designed in such a way that compliance with the relevant rules can be realized and randomly checked for each employee and manager. 

The shareholders and all managing directors of the NETZSCH Group expect every employee to act in accordance with the law. The Code of Conduct presented here provides a framework for this, but cannot encompass all laws and is therefore never complete. In case of ambiguity, follow your conscience and speak with your supervisor or compliance officer. 

Human rights & due diligence in the supply chain

We are convinced that business success is only possible in the long term if human rights are recognized and protected.

We therefore see it as our responsibility to respect human rights and prevent human rights violations.

Our understanding of responsible conduct encompasses our own business activities, our business relationships and the indirect effects of our actions.

Whistleblower system 

We provide reporting channels to be informed about illegal behavior in our company in order to be able to clarify and stop such behavior.

Every individual is encouraged - whether employees, customers, suppliers or third parties - to report to us any indications of legal violations or violations of our policies or the Code of Conduct. This is to ensure the timely discovery, follow-up and, if necessary, punishment of compliance violations. This reporting system also applies to reports of human rights and environmental violations relating to the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG).

The whistleblower system is used exclusively to receive and process reports of actual or alleged violations and is not available for general complaints.

Through these reporting channels, NETZSCH employees and external third parties have the opportunity to report concerns, tips, violations confidentially and optionally anonymously.With each report, you help to clarify and eliminate misconduct and grievances.

All information, including references to the whistleblower, will be processed confidentially and in accordance with applicable laws.

An (anonymous) whistleblower platform is available to you via the following access:


Access whistleblower platform


In addition, both internal and external whistleblowers can contact our Group Compliance (as an independent body) as follows:

Contact details NETZSCH Group Compliance: 

In addition to the internal reporting channels, you also have the option of contacting external authorities responsible for the respective individual case (e.g. Federal Office of Justice) with your complaint or report.