Screening and monitoring

We use several processes and tools to screen employees, business partners, activities and acquisition targets. For example, we have a business partner screening tool, which enables employees to perform a compliance check on potential new suppliers, agents and other high risk business partners.

We also have a sanctioned party and country screening tool, which is interfaced with ERP systems and automatically screens parties and transactions against sanctioned parties and country lists. In 2018, we embedded the personal data processing activity register in our information management processes (privacy by design) and registered and assessed numerous existing personal data processing activities.

Compliance of our operations is monitored in several ways. For example, as part of the annual internal control self-assessment and NFLoR process. Compliance of suppliers is monitored through the Together for Sustainability Ecovadis self-assessments and audits (see Note 6 of the Sustainability statements.).