Submitting a report

Bona fide reports help counteract violations at an early stage and limit the damage for our company, our employees, and our business partners. We have therefore set up several channels for contacting us – anonymously if required – to report infringements.

This system for reporting information is open to all thyssenkrupp employees as well as third parties such as customers, suppliers, and others.
thyssenkrupp and the corporate function compliance safeguard the interests of the whistleblower not only through this secure Whistleblowing System, but also by providing assurances that all information received by the Corporate Function Compliance at thyssenkrupp AG will be treated in confidence, and that all means at our disposal will be used to protect whistleblowers acting in good faith from any disadvantages as a result of their disclosures.

During its investigations, thyssenkrupp will also strive to protect the legitimate interests of other persons affected by a disclosure. Casting suspicion on another person can have serious consequences for that person. It is essential that the Whistleblowing System is used responsibly.

Ideally: Your supervisor

An open communication culture is a key component of a functioning compliance program. Employees must be able to talk about mistakes openly and above all in good time. For this reason your primary point of contact should always be your supervisor. Non-employees should contact their business partner.

Alternatively: Your compliance officer or compliance manager

If you have the feeling – for whatever reason – that you cannot address your matter with your supervisory or business partner, contact our Compliance department:

thyssenkrupp AG
CO/CPL
thyssenkrupp Allee 1
45143 Essen

E-Mail: whistleblowing@thyssenkrupp.com

Telephone: + 49 201 844 545454

If you work for thyssenkrupp, you can also contact your compliance officer or the compliance manager responsible for your company directly. A detailed list of contacts is available on the intranet.

Internet-based whistleblowing system

The thyssenkrupp Whistleblowing System can be used to report possible violations of laws or guidelines in the context of competition law and corruption within the Group, also anonymously if so desired.

Our electronic Whistleblowing System on the internet is available in 34 languages, and is open to all thyssenkrupp employees, but also to customers, suppliers, and other third parties. Access to the internet-based Whistleblowing System can be found using the link at the end of this page.

Reports received will be checked and handled by the Compliance Officers of thyssenkrupp AG (exception North America/Canada: NAVEX Global). Follow-up communication between the Compliance Officer/NAVEX Global and the whistleblower is possible, anonymously if desired, by means of setting up a secure mailbox.

thyssenkrupp safeguards the interests of the whistleblower not only through this secure Whistleblowing System, but also by providing assurances that all information received by Corporate Function Compliance at thyssenkrupp AG will be treated in confidence, and that all means at our disposal will be used to protect whistleblowers acting in good faith from any disadvantages as a result of their disclosures.

During its investigations, thyssenkrupp will also strive to protect the legitimate interests of other persons affected by a disclosure. Casting suspicion on another person can have serious consequences for that person. It is essential that the Whistleblowing System is used responsibly.

You can reach our electronic Whistleblower System via Internet here.

In North America and Canada you can reach the TKNA Ethics Hotline here.

Toll-free in 34 languages: Telephone hotline

Reports can also be submitted at any time via a telephone hotline. Reports received are reviewed and handled by thyssenkrupp AG compliance officers. Here, too, we promise to treat information received in confidence and to do everything possible to protect informants acting in all conscience against possible disadvantages resulting from reporting information.

Our general telephone number (subject to charges) is: +49 30 120 909 - 28

The hotline is available in 34 languages. Toll-free numbers have been set up in more than 50 countries.

Overview free phone numbers

In-person advice: External lawyer of trust (Ombudsman)

Employees can also contact the external ombudsman, if there is a suspicion of an offense or violation of internal regulations. The Ombudsman is an independent attorney-at-law. He respects the anonymity of the reporter, if desired. The use is voluntary and free of charge for reporters.

Dr. Carsten Thiel von Herff is acting as Ombudsman of thyssenkrupp AG. He has extensive experience as Ombudsman for various well-known companies, including the German Football League, Allianz AG and IKEA.

Dr. Carsten Thiel von Herff, LL.M.
Dr. Carsten Thiel von Herff, LL.M.
Detmolder Straße 30
D - 33604 Bielefeld
Telephone: +49 521 557 333 0
Fax: +49 521 557 333 44
Cell phone: +49 151 582 303 21