Anti-Trust compliance

F0_0244_0000_agora02Through its meetings and other activities EUROGYPSUM brings together representatives of competitors from the European Gypsum Industry. The subject matter of EUROGYPSUM activities is technical in nature and there is no attempt to restrain competition in any manner.

EUROGYPSUM makes clear that its members and attendees unequivocal support the policy of competition served by antitrust and competition laws and their uncompromising intent to comply strictly in all respects with these laws. Any conduct that is contrary to the applicable antitrust and competition laws is contrary to the EUROGYPSUM policy.

The penalties which may be imposed upon EUROGYPSUM, its members and the individuals involved in any violation of the antitrust and competition laws are so severe that good business judgment demands that every effort be made to prevent such violation.

It shall be the responsibility of every member EUROGYPSUM to be guided by the EUROGYPSUM’s policy of strict compliance with the antitrust and competition laws in all EUROGYPSUM activities.

Antitrust compliance is the responsibility of every EUROGYPSUM member.

The following rules are applicable to all EUROGYPSUM activities and must be observed in all situations under all circumstances without exception or qualification:

  • The General Assembly, any Working Committee or activity of EUROGYPSUM shall not be used for the purpose of bringing about or attempting to bring about any understanding or agreement, oral or written, formal or informal, expressed or implied, among competitors with regard to prices, costs, bids, terms or conditions of sale, distribution, volume of production, markets, territories, or customers.
  • No EUROGYPSUM activity or communication shall include discussion for any purpose or in any manner of pricing methods, production levels or other limitations on either the timing, costs or volume of production or sale, or allocations of markets, territories or customers.
  • No EUROGYPSUM activity or communication shall include any discussion, which might be construed as an attempt to prevent any business entity from obtaining a supply of goods or otherwise purchasing goods or services freely in the market.
  • In conducting EUROGYPSUM meetings, the EUROGYPSUM Secretariat shall prepare and follow a formal agenda. The agenda should be specific and avoid topics that may cause antitrust problems such as price, production and selection of customers or suppliers. In addition, any discussion of pricing, discounts, credit terms, refusals to deal or allocation of markets shall be avoided. All participants at the meeting shall adhere strictly to the agenda.
  • Minutes of the meeting shall be distributed to all members. Approval of the minutes shall be obtained at the next meeting.
  • If antitrust problems arise with a member’s company activities, this member should promptly consult EUROGYPSUM on any matters of concern.