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 for us that violations and misconduct are identified and reported. This is the only way we can correct violations and prevent them in the future. For this end, we use a secure online whistleblowing platform that gives our employees, suppliers and other cooperation partners the opportunity to report violations. All incoming reports are thoroughly verified and handled 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. In the case of an anonymous hint, it is no longer possible for us to inform the whistleblower about the current status or the further course of procedure. 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 MKM 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 encrypted. When using the MKM 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, we need the help of each individual to protect our company from harm.Submit report