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Financial and legal compliance

Compliance is becoming increasingly important in the business of major companies. EUTOP has always taken this subject very seriously and collaborates with leading external advisors. EUTOP clients are therefore guaranteed utmost security and reliability.

ISO 9001 certification
Finance, accounting, personnel, legal, and IT administration for EUTOP International GmbH is provided by its 100 % sister company, First Management & IT Services GmbH, whose services were certified by the certification body of TÜV SÜD, in accordance with ISO 9001.

Transparency Register
The EU Transparency Register was created as the result of an agreement between the European Parliament and the European Commission on the transparency register for organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy-implementation (Official Journal of the European Union L277/11). EUTOP Europe GmbH has the registration number 171298025234-65, EUTOP Brussels SPRL has the registration number 072514125233-04 and EUTOP Frankfurt Finance GmbH has the registration number 067628825232-09.

Data protection
EUTOP has an independent external data protection officer who both carries out the required audits in the company and shares his data protection expertise with employees in regular training sessions. He also issues a regular data protection newsletter sent to all staff, ensuring they are kept up-to-date with the latest information.

Financial compliance
The size and legal form of EUTOP mean its annual accounts are not subject to a mandatory audit. Nevertheless the company has voluntarily chosen to have the annual accounts of EUTOP and associated companies audited by established external auditors since 2001. Complete annual accounts with unqualified audit opinions are therefore available from 2001 on. Audits cover business processes, financial accounting and cash flow – de facto – all-compassing and not on a spot check-basis. Audits also assess the effectiveness of the internal control systems and provide evidence for the statements made in the accounts and annual accounts.

Legal compliance
EUTOP works closely with a renowned international law firm which has extensive experience in the field of legal compliance both in Germany and worldwide, particularly in the USA. Alongside regular information on the latest developments in this area, EUTOP works with its advisors on the continuous development of its compliance sector. Naturally we follow the statutory regulations and standards including the relevant international regulations such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. EUTOP passes this knowledge on to its staff in regular training sessions. Two partners at the law firm, employed for all compliance-related topics, are also available to advise our staff whenever needed.