The Code of Business Conduct expresses the high standard of integrity that we require from our employees in conducting the Company’s business, in terms transparent to employees and other stakeholders.
SAP's Code of Business Conduct for Employees is a statement of the company's commitment to safeguarding our investors and customers against unfair competitive practices, corruption, or misleading statements. The code is binding for all employees and sets the standard for all dealings with customers, partners, competitors, and vendors.
International differences in culture, language, and legal and social systems make the adoption of a uniform code of business conduct across the entire SAP Group somewhat difficult. As a result, SAP has set forth a master code consisting of minimum standards. In turn, each company within the SAP Group must adopt a similar code that meets at least these minimum standards and may include additional or more stringent rules of conduct.
The following code of conduct is in place for SAP SE, parent company of the SAP Group. This SAP SE code is identical to the SAP Group master code.
"Code of Business Conduct for Employees" › (PDF, 92 KB)
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires companies listed in the United States to declare whether they have a code of ethics that, at minimum, applies to certain levels of management. SAP's Code of Business Conduct for Employees meets the standards set by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the regulations pursuant to the act.
To learn more about the code or to report potential violations, e-mail SAP at email@example.com or call us at +1 877-587-8605 (toll free in the U.S.) or +49 6227 7 40022 (Germany). SAP prohibits all forms of bribery or corruption, including facilitation payments.