Anti-corruption and anti-money laundering guidelines
Our Anti-Corruption Guideline complies with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It is available at: https://www.globalgoals.org/anti-corruption-policy. The maximum value of gifts is 20,00 € cummulative for each half year.
The point of contact for cases of corruption is Dr. David Hirschfeld (dhirschfeld@blueplanetinvestments. com). He will handle reports confidentially and initiate appropriate corrective actions as well as criminal prosecution, if necessary.
The legal directive on which our anti-money laundering and anti-terror financing guidelines are based is EU Directive 2015/849.
Due to the business activities of blueplanet Investments AG in different countries in different regions of the world, there is a risk that investments in and sales of subsidiaries may be forged and misused for illegal purposes such as the financing of terrorism and money laundering. Money laundering is the generic term used to describe the process by which criminals conceal the original ownership and control of the proceeds of criminal activity by making it appear that such proceeds have come from a legitimate source. Financing of terrorism is the making available or confiscation of funds in any way, directly or indirectly, with the intention that they should be used, or with the knowledge that they will be used, in whole or in part, to commit any of the offences defined in EU Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA. In order to prevent any abuse of this kind, blueplanet Investments AG commits itself to the following guidelines.
Responsible for the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism is Tobias Reips, managing director of P.A.C.S. AG, who is responsible for accounting for blueplanet Investments AG. Mr. Reips is a retail salesman, accountant with many years of experience and has direct insight into the figures of our company.
blueplanet Investments AG cooperates in full with all tax and criminal prosecution authorities and grants access to books if this is legitimized by a court order and does not constitute a serious violation of the General Data Protection Regulation. Incidents of this nature are documented internally in the risk management system of the company and a direct point of contact is defined who will contact the authorities via email/ telephone to coordinate all necessary steps in advance and assist with the data transmission process. Furthermore, blueplanet Investments AG undertakes to ensure that the financial information provided is accurate, valid, up-to-date and complete.
Preventive measures have been taken within the risk management system to identify potential transactions and payment flows associated with money laundering and terrorist financing. In the future, official registry solutions will also be used to this end. Suppliers and major customers are subjected to a due diligence process, in which the key persons in a company are identified to verify that they have no links to criminal activities. In addition, cash flows exceeding € 10,000 are randomly checked to rule out criminal contexts.
blueplanet Investments AG undertakes not to establish transfer pricing systems for the avoidance of taxes.