Business in compliance

11.09.2019, Luxembourg, RTL Group

Message from the RTL Group Executive Committee on compliance.

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Dear colleagues,

In an increasingly complex and challenging business environment it is of key importance that basic rules to operate are being set, communicated and adhered to – meaning that a heightened focus is put on compliance matters. Announced during the Management meeting in May 2019, one of the compliance focus points has been to do a full review of the Group’s policies & procedures. Existing policies have been reviewed and further aligned regarding their structure, and some new ones are added, to ensure full coverage of key risks and decision matters along the lines of general compliance requirements, finance compliance, and IT compliance.

At the end of this project there will be a set of in total 37 policies and guidelines – all under the roof of the Group’s Code of Conduct, and published in two waves. Most of the policies will look familiar to you, while some are new. This set of policies represents the core – and minimum - of what a Group of the size and complexity of RTL Group should have as a standard set of rules. This is best practice. It is imperative that everyone knows these policies and operates in compliance with them.

Wave 1 has already started - as already previously the case, all Group policies of wave 1 are already published on the Group’s intranet Backstage – however now with more direct visibility. Group policies can now be reached by all employees with two clicks from the Backstage landing page, under “Compliance”. As previously, you will need to register on Backstage to access the policies. If not yet the case you can do so directly after having clicked on “All policies & statements”. Wave 2 will follow in October.




We thank you for your continuous efforts and support to conducting business in compliance.

The Compliance team is ready to support you on all questions you might have on policies, procedures and compliance in general.


Ursula Schmidt: +352 2486 2116

Nicolas Swiatek:  +352 2486 2105


Yours sincerely,

Thomas Rabe, CEO of RTL Group,      Elmar Heggen, COO and Deputy CEO of RTL Group,      Björn Bauer, CFO of RTL Group


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