Evonik expects employees to carefully consider whether they may take decisions on their own, or whether it is appropriate to involve other employees.
Some decisions can have a significant legal, economic or substantive impact. In such cases, it is important to avoid taking incorrect decisions and to exclude all possibility of abuse. Therefore, Evonik has a large number of internal regulations which stipulate that at least two authorized employees must be involved in decisions (“four-eyes principle”). In addition to this, all employees must consider carefully on a case-by-case basis whether they are authorized to take a decision in their area of responsibility on their own, or whether it is appropriate to involve other employees.
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