TÜV AUSTRIA Group Legal & Compliance

Ethics and Compliance

TÜV AUSTRIA Group , as a Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) Group of Companies, is a member of the TIC Council ( tic-council.org ) , the world association of testing, inspection and certification companies .

  • TIC Council has published a binding Compliance Code .

  • The TIC Council Compliance Code defines the Standards of Conduct and integrity
  • All members of the TIC Council are obliged to comply with the Compliance Code

7 Principles of the TIC Council

  • Accuracy and Integrity
  • Conflict of Interest Prevention
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Bribery and Corruption Prevention
  • Fair Competition
  • Health and Safety
  • Fair Working Conditions

These 7 TIC Council principles have been incorporated into the TÜV AUSTRIA Group Code of Conduct.

TÜV AUSTRIA Whistleblowing Hintbox

As a member of the TIC Council, TÜV AUSTRIA is committed to creating opportunities for whistleblowing based on the TIC Council Prinzipien.


TÜV AUSTRIA Legal & Compliance has set up the electronic whistleblower system tuvaustria.hintbox.at.

  • The whistleblowing system is hosted externally without connection to the company network.
  • No IP addresses or device IDs are logged
  • Reports are anonymised by default
  • Messages are sent and stored in encrypted form
  • Strictest confidentiality even in the case of voluntary disclosure
  • Reports are handled objectively and with due diligence in accordance with applicable data protection laws
  • Presumption of innocence applies when reporting misconduct
  • The reporting system must not be used for false accusations and the reporting of knowingly false information is not permitted.

Alternatively, right-click to copy tuvaustria.hintbox.at and open in another browser.

TÜV AUSTRIA Group Compliance Officer: DDr. Manuela Kohl

DDr. Manuela Kohl (TÜV AUSTRIA Group Compliance Officer) (c) TÜV AUSTRIA

The Compliance Officer is responsible for determining, defining and controlling measures to implement and continuously maintain the TÜV AUSTRIA Group Compliance Programme in order to prevent or counteract damage in the TÜV AUSTRIA Group.


The Compliance Officer demonstrates compliance with laws and regulations internally and externally as an integral part of the TÜV AUSTRIA Group and thus also exercises symbolic power.


The Compliance Officer can be contacted at compliance(at)tuv.at 

TÜV AUSTRIA Group Compliance



DDr. Manuela Kohl
TÜV AUSTRIA Group Compliance Officer
2345 Brunn/Gebirge