Whistleblower Day - Speak-up culture and compliance at thyssenkrupp
To mark World Whistleblower Day on June 23, thyssenkrupp is drawing attention to the importance of a functioning speak-up culture in the group. The whistleblowing system plays an important role in this. Information from whistleblowers helps us counter misconduct at an early stage and reduce risks for our company, our employees and our business partners.
"A well-functioning speak-up culture and also the whistleblowing system play an important role in identifying conscious or unconscious misconduct," explains Sebastian Lochen, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at thyssenkrupp. "We encourage our employees to openly address mistakes and, if the need arises, to report violations. We create safe and secure channels for such reports."
Our whistleblowing system, which also complies with the requirements of the Whistleblower Protection Act recently adopted in Germany, allows reports of misconduct to be made anonymously so that the interests whistleblowers are safeguarded. At the same time, the legitimate interests of the persons affected by a report are of course taken into account. In addition to the central contact of the Compliance department and an electronic whistleblowing system available in 34 languages, employees can also contact responsible Compliance Officers, Compliance Managers or supervisors directly.
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