Ethics & Compliance

CEO Statement

Integrity is one of the core values of Telespazio Germany and is the foundation of all of our actions. It makes us “do the right thing, even when nobody is watching” (C.S. Lewis). It is a conviction that leads us to do what we say. We keep our promises, and this underlines our credibility, for the good of our company, our people, our customers, and our shareholders.

The integrity of our actions is a decisive prerequisite for sustainable corporate growth. The trust of our stakeholders is a pillar of our success. And while it takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, it takes only a moment to destroy it. One bad decision can damage our company and the entire Telespazio Group. I therefore expect each and every employee to be committed to the highest ethical standards, complying fully with laws, regulations, and internal rules, as defined in our Code of Ethics.

For the sake of our company, I encourage everyone to speak up if they have questions or concerns or observe behaviour that is not in line with our values.

Sigmar Keller, Chief Executive Officer, Telespazio Germany

Our Code of Ethics is fully in line with the Charter of Values of our parent company Leonardo.

Leonardo is a member of both the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and the International Forum for Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) whose Global Principles of Business Ethics for the Aerospace and Defence Industry we fully endorse.

Four crucial elements form the basis of responsible business conduct:

  • Setting rules and defining expected behaviour for all our employees: Our Code of Ethics
  • Engaging people: Promoting awareness of and commitment to our Code of Ethics
  • Detecting and controlling: Encouraging employees to report any specific concerns that they may have regarding compliance with our Code of Ethics without fear of retaliation, applying “appropriate, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions for evidenced cases of non-compliance”.
  • Mitigating and reinforcing: Continuously analysing and monitoring potential compliance risks and ensuring management follow-up.

Telespazio Germany is a member of DICO – Deutsches Institut für Compliance e.V. (German Institute for Compliance).

Corruption is a serious crime which undermines social and economic development in all societies and affects everyone. In order to fight Corruption in the business context, Telespazio Germany GmbH adopted the "Anti-Corruption Code of Leonardo Group". It represents a structured and consistent system, inspired by the principles of integrity and transparency, aimed at avoiding illegal practices in the conduct of business. To read the full Anti-Corruption Code, please click the link below.

Telespazio Germany is committed to responsible company management in line with laws, regulations and ethical principles. Integrity is one of the core values of Telespazio Germany and is the foundation of all of our actions. We understand the importance of maintaining a workplace environment that thrives on transparency, integrity, and accountability. As part of our commitment to fostering these values, we have implemented a Whistleblowing Platform to provide a secure and confidential channel for employees to report any concerns or wrongdoing within the organization, aligning with the standards set by the EU Whistleblowing Directive and the German Act on the Better Protection of Whistleblowers (Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz (HinSchG)).

The reporting system should not be used to make false accusations against others or report information that you know is untrue.

What is the Whistleblowing Platform?

The Whistleblowing Platform is a confidential internal reporting channel that uses an encryption system to ensure the confidentiality of identity of the Whistleblower, the person involved, the person mentioned in the report, the content of the report and the relevant documentation. This allows the competent office to communicate with the Whistleblower by providing them with an acknowledgement of receipt of the report and feedback on the action taken or intended to be taken.

Reports can be submitted via the Whistleblowing Platform, either in writing or orally. For the latter, the Whistleblower may, as an alternative, attach an audio file or request a face-to-face meeting with the competent office.

How does it Work?

Access the Platform: The Whistleblowing Platform can be accessed through

Telespazio Whistleblowing Platform

Anonymity: The platform ensures the anonymity of the Whistleblower, in accordance with the provisions of the EU Whistleblowing Directive and the German Act on the Better Protection of Whistleblowers. You can choose to reveal your identity or submit your report anonymously.

Report Details: When submitting a report, provide as much detail as possible, following the guidelines outlined in the EU Whistleblowing Directive and the German Act on the Better Protection of Whistleblowers. Include relevant dates, names, locations, and any supporting documents. The more information provided, the better our team can address the concern.

Confidentiality: Reports submitted through the Whistleblowing Platform are treated with the utmost confidentiality. Only authorized personnel responsible for investigating the matter, who are bound by confidentiality obligation, will have access to the information.

What to Report?

You are encouraged to report any activity that violates laws, ethical standards, or Company Policies. This may include, but is not limited to, fraud, corruption, bribery, financial misconduct, discrimination, harassment, safety violations, or any behaviour that compromises the well-being of our employees and the integrity of our organization.

Non-Retaliation Policy

We are committed to protecting Whistleblowers from any form of retaliation. If you choose to identify yourself when making a report, rest assured that your concerns will be handled discreetly, will only be accessed by authorized personnel, and you will be shielded from any adverse consequences.

Investigation & Follow-Up

Once a report is submitted, our dedicated team will promptly investigate the matter in accordance with the EU Whistleblowing Directive and the German Act on the Better Protection of Whistleblowers. We will keep you informed of the progress and take appropriate actions to address the issue. If you chose to remain anonymous, you can follow up on the investigation's status through the Whistleblowing Platform.

Thank you for your cooperation in making Telespazio Germany a place where transparency, accountability, and integrity flourish.