Preventing misconduct is in our own interest, as well as that of our employees and business partners. Whistleblowers help us live up to our values, avoid harm to the Group, and thus save jobs.
Employees who report violations of laws, the Code of Conduct, or other internal rules and regulations in good faith will not face reprisals or negative repercussions of any type as a consequence of their actions.
Options for reporting misconduct
Reports can be submitted in a variety of categories, in particular the following
Use of the Business Keeper AG (BKMS) whistleblower system for anonymous reporting
If you have reservations about reporting misconduct under your own name you can use the anonymous Business Keeper AG (BKMS) whistleblower system. You can actively help investigation into the misconduct by creating an anonymous mailbox after submitting your report.
When you submit a report using the whistleblower system, you will first be asked to read a text with information about protecting your anonymity before being taken straight to the portal. On the next page you will be asked about the type of report you are making. Here you will formulate the report in your own words and answer questions about the incident by choosing from a preselected range of answers. After submitting your report you will be issued with a reference number as a receipt. You can then set up your personal, protected mailbox. The mailbox will be used to send you responses, answer any questions, and inform you of the progress of investigations into your complaint.