Digital whistleblower system
Legal information on the use of the whistleblower system
As part of the implementation of our compliance strategy, we have set up a comprehensive Compliance Management System (CMS) to ensure that our company acts ethically and in compliance with the law. The CMS also serves to prevent and avoid violations. This objective is aimed at our Executive Board and management, all employees and our business partners.
Within our CMS, we have created our own organizational compliance structure in our company. Our Legal Director and Data Protection and Compliance Manager are responsible for implementing and monitoring our CMS. They are available to all our employees and business partners at any time in person, by telephone, letter or email for all questions relating to compliance issues.
Key obligations, guidelines and values for the legally compliant actions of our company are set out in our Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct is substantiated by a large number of compliance guidelines and rules of conduct.
A key element of our CMS is also the establishment of a web-based internal whistleblower system. All employees of our company as well as our business partners (suppliers and customers, etc.) have the opportunity to report violations of laws, the Code of Conduct and guidelines – also completely anonymously.