Compliance with legal regulations is always a top priority for our company. We want to ensure that compliance is also guaranteed in the future. Therefore, it is important that violations and misconduct are reported to us. This is the only way we can correct violations and prevent them in the future. To enable the reporting of violations and the issuing of notices, we use a whistleblower system. This system offers our 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 examined and processed accordingly. We guarantee the greatest possible protection for whistleblowers who act in good faith, try to promote correct behaviour and help clarify misconduct. However, tips can also always be submitted anonymously. For the persons accused, the presumption of innocence always applies until the violation can be proven.
To strengthen trust in the handling of whistleblowing, we rely on transparency. The whistleblower platform we use is the White Sparrow Whistleblowing System. Our system ensures that reports submitted are always in a secure environment and, if desired, processed completely anonymously. This means that in the circumstances of anonymous reports, neither e-mail addresses, telephone numbers nor other identifiers are recorded or stored. The relevant IT systems are ISO 27001/2 certified and the processing of data complies with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). All data and messages are transmitted in encrypted form and stored in a database where only persons designated by the company have access to the data. When using the White Sparrow Whistleblowing System, notices can be submitted online all around the clock, seven days a week, worldwide in multiple languages.
Violations of laws, company policy or codes of conduct harm our company and thus all of its employees. Integrity, respect and responsibility are core values of this company and have an impact not only on sustainable economic success, but also on the well-being of each individual in the team. If misconduct is detected at an early stage, action can be taken against it in good time. In this way, damage to the company and its employees can be averted. Therefore, companies need the help of every individual to avert damage in timely fashion.Submit report