Compliance at the Rail Cargo Group

Embracing responsibility. As one of the leading rail freight companies in Europe, the Rail Cargo Group has a high responsibility.

Dr. Clemens Först, CEO Rail Cargo Austria AG:

"We are convinced that moral conduct in business, in line with the law and our values, is essential to ensure customer and employee satisfaction, and contributes to our economic success. These are the core elements of a service-oriented company."

Code of conduct

Since all employees of the Rail Cargo Group (no matter which nationality) are to be qualified as so-called “office holders” (Amtsträger) pursuant to Austrian legislation (sec 74 Abs. 1 Z 4a lit. d Austrian Criminal Code), high standards of integrity are applied. The Code of Conduct, which is binding for all employees, outlines the ethical and general principles guiding the Group throughout its economic activities: 

  • Lawful and Compliant Behaviour
  • Corruption and its Prevention
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Secondary Jobs and Shares in Companies
  • Handling of Assets
  • Data Protection and Data Security
  • Lobbying
  • Competition
  • Partnership with Suppliers
  • Environmental Protection
  • Political Activities
  • Responsibilities / Consequences


The ÖBB Group's whistleblower system allows internal and external stakeholders to report any potential misconduct at any time, even anonymously. Such stakeholders can exchange documents and, if preferred, maintain contact through a dedicated mailbox. The process is confidential and secure, and whistleblowers can choose whether or not to disclose their identity. If you wish to submit a confidential report, you can access the ÖBB Group's secure reporting channel through the following link:

I would like to make a report: Whistleblowing

Compliance Management System

Compliance is primarily responsible for the prevention, early detection and investigation of issues related to white-collar crime and corruption. The comprehensive Compliance Management System of the Rail Cargo Group ensures that the group’s business activities comply with legal requirements as well as internal principles and guidelines.

  • Compliance Management System


    By providing clear guidelines and procedures, along with regular trainings and ongoing consultation in all situations, from day-to-day business to complex cases, Compliance contributes to the prevention of damage to the Rail Cargo Group, its employees and business partners.


    Identifying potential compliance risks at an early stage is crucial to counteract them adequately. For this reason, Compliance regularly conducts threat assessments, compliance audits, and provides comprehensive advice on sanctions regimes.


    Compliance is required to investigate compliance-related whistleblower reports to decisively address potential misconduct within the Rail Cargo Group. The results of these investigations lead to recommendations for improvements and the imposition of appropriate sanctions.

Trade Compliance

As a major rail logistics company in Europe, Rail Cargo Group supports customers and business partners with a special screening process on topics such as embargo, export control law, sanctions, and critical business partners. Transports are checked against restrictions under foreign trade law free of charge. 

Your Contact

Istvan Levai

Compliance Officer Rail Cargo Group

Rail Cargo Austria AG
Am Hauptbahnhof 2
1100 Wien

Mobile: +43 664 6178694

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