Legislation, guidelines, agreements and rules must be observed. This is especially true for GIZ in light of its status as a federal enterprise. Compliance with the regulatory framework underpins GIZ’s work and its credibility, and calls for a corporate culture geared to compliance. Our compliance management system ensures that we act according to our guiding principles and demonstrate integrity in managing the funds entrusted to us. We take measures to prevent or resolve breaches of our rules. Moreover, the compliance management system continuously monitors the effectiveness of our rules and guiding principles. If a process no longer meets requirements, it is overhauled and staff are informed of any changes.