Legal errors and irregularities can be reported in this whistleblower system. Information on violations of legal regulations has a high priority and enables the company management to react quickly. This is the only way the company can correct irregularities and prevent them in the future. To enable the reporting of violations and the issuing of notices, the company uses a whistleblower system. This system offers employees, suppliers and other partners or persons related to the company the opportunity to report violations via a secure online platform. Incoming reports are seriously investigated and dealt with accordingly. Whistleblowers who act in good faith and seek to promote proper conduct and help resolve misconduct are guaranteed the greatest possible protection and confidentiality under the law. Whistleblowers may also submit information anonymously. Even as an anonymous whistleblower, communication with the company is guaranteed. To do so, after submitting the information, create your own anonymous access to the information with the possibility of communicating with the company and exchanging data. The presumption of innocence always applies to all persons concerned until the violation has been proven.
The whistleblowing platform used by our company is the White Sparrow whistleblowing system of MKM Compliance GmbH. The system ensures that submitted reports are only transported in encrypted form. They are processed in a highly secure environment and - if desired by the whistleblower - anonymously. This means that in the case of anonymous reports, no e-mail address, telephone number or other technical data is recorded and stored that would allow conclusions to be drawn about the whistleblower. The metadata required for the transmission are subsequently deleted. The IT systems, servers and data centres are certified according to DIN ISO 27001/2, ISO 22301 and 27018, are located in Germany and are maintained exclusively by German companies. The processing of all data complies with the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The data is stored in a database where only the persons designated by the company have access to the data. With the White Sparrow whistleblower system, reports can be submitted online around the clock, seven days a week, worldwide, in several languages.
Violations of laws or codes of conduct harm the company and all employees. By reporting such violations, you enable the company to react promptly and concretely. Integrity, respect and responsibility are core values of companies that not only affect sustainable economic success, but also the well-being of each individual in the team. By using the whistleblower platform, companies respect the legally required protection of whistleblowers and thus create a confidential and protected environment that grants the whistleblower control and transparency. The whistleblower is informed via the platform about the measures taken and can enter into an exchange with the company - also anonymously.Submit report