The whistleblower system serves to implement Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report infringements of Union law (so-called “Whistleblower Directive”) in the form of the national Whistleblower Protection Act (“HinschG”) promulgated on 02.06.2023. From 17 December 2023 at the latest, all companies with more than 50 employees are obliged to set up and operate internal reporting channels or whistleblower systems. By means of this whistleblowing system, employees of a company, suppliers, applicants and other persons associated with the company can report open or anonymous information about violations of the company against the regulations specified in the HinschG under § 2 HinschG.
The company is not allowed to negatively disadvantage the whistleblowers in any way.
In addition, this whistleblower system is also suitable for reporting violations of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act in accordance with § 8 LkSG.