CODE OF CONDUCT | 6 2. Conduct in the workplace In everyday professional life it must often be determined whether a particular action or conduct is appropriate or not. If an employee must assess a sensitive situation, the following questions may help to make the correct decision: Am I acting in accordance with the law? Is my action in accordance with the Code of Conduct? Am I deciding in the interest of the company or out of personal interest? Would my decision stand up to public scrutiny? Could my action or decision endanger the reputation of the company? 2.1. Making decisions Each employee is entitled to make decisions within the framework of their function or position within the company. Their tasks i.e. scope of decision (authority to sign) will be imparted over the course of the internal training and further training programme Train the Winner, as well as published on the Intranet in the respective job description. Furthermore the purchase of goods and services is governed by the WALTER GROUP purchasing policy. An obligatory authorisation procedure as well as a needs assessment stipulate that depending on the amount of the order two or three authorisations have to be obtained (second set of eyes or third set of eyes). 2.2. Documenting business processes Each business process (e.g. transport order, supplier order, customer order, etc.) must be documented fully and properly in accordance with internal processes as well as legal provisions.