Compliance at TU Wien
TU Wien first established Compliance as part of its structure on 1.6.2021 and entrusted compliance officers with the corresponding agendas. Thereby, TU Wien, as a legal entity under public law shows a strong commitment to regulatory compliance and transparency of processes.
Due to the entry into force of the HinweisgeberInnenschutzgesetz, TU Wien is compelled to set up a reporting tool. This is supervised by the legally mandated reporting officer.
Compliance refers to all measures in an organisation intended to ensure the lawful conduct of persons associated with the organisation.
Compliance applies to all employees of an organisation, including management.
Compliance officers support an organisation’s compliance with legislative and regulatory frameworks regarding processes and procedures. The decision regarding which tasks and responsibilities should be specifically assigned to compliance officers is taken by the respective organisation in each individual case.
Compliance officers analyse and identify potential risks on the basis of their function, develop proposals for managing and avoiding compliance risks, and optimise existing processes and procedures.
In particular, an effective compliance organisation can reduce the risk of breaches of civil and criminal law.
The most important compliance measures include the creation of guidelines and codes to which employees can refer.