"Admittedly, I was rather critical at first. I was afraid that the system had the potential to be misused in order to denounce unpopular colleagues and superiors. Today we can say that this is not the case. Our employees treat the system and the opportunities it provides responsibly. The information we have collected in this way is usually genuine and helpful."
"In the two years that we have used the BKMS® System we have seen a noticeable preventative effect: Financial damages caused by malpractice on the part of our employees, which were previously a regular problem, have not been experienced since the system was installed. We were able to see the preventative effect of the system here in the previous deficit sums themselves. Since using the BKMS® System we have not seen any insurance damages either. The insurance company, for their part, granted the financial institution a refund and lowered the institution's premium."
"The advantage of the BKMS® System, however, is that the whistleblower can set up an electronic postbox. This means we can ask more questions. On many occasions, such whistleblowing systems have been discarded as 'denunciation hotlines'. Here, the opposite is true: Asking further questions and communicating with the whistleblower over a longer period of time in fact helps up to find out very quickly whether there is any substance to the accusation. This would not be possible with a simple letter."
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Exchange with our clients, their experiences, and their suggestions all provide a valuable contribution to a trusting and productive co-operation. Their approval and criticism also help us to constantly develop our work.
Here you will find customer opinions as well as a selection of companies, administrative bodies and organisations that use our whistleblowing systems.
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. As a result of consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE today is not only market leader in the German print business. With 14,871 employees (in total) Axel Springer SE is also active in more than 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
Commitment to sustainable commerce, to the safeguarding of social and ecological standards, and to society as a whole is not only a matter of social responsibility for Axel Springer but also one of journalistic credibility. Compliance – i.e. conforming to legal requirements and corporate policies, as well as voluntary self-commitments – is a fundamental element of integrity. Violations of the law and the Code of Conduct are not tolerated at Axel Springer. To report possible compliance violations, Axel Springer offers employees, business partners, and customers an online whistleblower system as one component of the Axel Springer Compliance Management System.more information
Bertelsmann is active in the core sectors of media and services in approximately 50 countries worldwide, and employs almost 120,000 staff at more than 1,300 locations. Bertelsmann's corporate divisions include the RTL Group (TV, radio and TV production), the publishing house Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the global service provider Arvato and the international printing group Bertelsmann Printing Group.
Responsible corporate governance has always been part of Bertelsmann's identity and an important element in its corporate culture. In 2008 the Bertelsmann Code of Conduct was published as a binding guideline for law-abiding and responsible conduct within the company. Colleagues and other persons can also use the BKMS® System to seek advice or report substantial violations against the Code of Conduct or other illegal business practices.more information
The Biesterfeld Group is one of the world’s leading distributors of plastics, rubber, base and specialty chemicals. The group, whose majority shareholding is in family ownership, has been active internationally as a trading company and service provider since 1906. With an annual turnover of around 1.1 billion Euros and approx. 780 employees, Biesterfeld is represented at over 30 locations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.
Compliance with valid legislation and internal corporate guidelines and the associated law-abiding and moral behaviour are foremost priorities within the Biesterfeld Group. For this reason, a whistleblower system – BKMS® System – at Biesterfeld enables anonymous reporting of grievances, illegal action or particular risks which are not in line with our corporate values.more information
As a leading international engineering and services group, Bilfinger offers customized services for industrial facilities and real estate. Through their commitment, nearly 60,000 people at the engineering and services group help make daily life work: they design and finance, maintain and repair, build and operate.
At Bilfinger, compliance is a key component of successful management and good corporate governance. Compliance violations may cause considerable damage to Bilfinger. The improper conduct of individual members of staff may jeopardise our success, and destroy many jobs as well as the company's image. The Compliance team wants to prevent this, also with the help of the whistleblowing systems BKMS® System and BKMS® VoiceIntake.more information
In the course of the creation of the joint venture between two major European telecommunication companies, BuyIn has introduced the electronic whistleblowing system called "BKMS® System". It is an important compliance-component and contributes to the situation that BuyIn employees as well as the suppliers of the two parent companies can act in conformity with the law and in an ethical environment.
For this purpose, reports on corruption and embezzlement, competition-related offences as well as unethical behavior will be accepted. BuyIn appreciates when whistleblowers set up a secured postbox in order to respond to further questions. Whistleblowers can be certain that BuyIn is not interested in the whistleblower himself but in his report in order to keep away damage to the company.more information
As one of the biggest employers in Germany and international provider of services in the fields of mobility and logistics, Deutsche Bahn AG has committed itself to actions let by ethical values and standards in a code of conduct. One of the key topics of this commitment aims at the consistent prevention and suppression of malpractice like business crime and corruption. The report management team of DB Group is available if reports concerning assumed serious violations of law shall be submitted.
Besides the opportunity to contact the ombudspeople, reports can be submitted by phone, in written form and – from now on – also via the web-based whistleblowing system, the BKMS® System. Employees, suppliers, business partners and customers can use the electronic system worldwide and on a twenty-four-seven basis – irrespective of their location and language. With the use of the BKMS® System the company pursues the goal to enlarge the operating range of their report management with respect to the global activities of the mobility- and logistics group. Therefore, every whistleblower now has the opportunity to contact the compliance management department of Deutsche Bahn AG directly.more information
The Deutsche Telekom AG (German Telekom) aims to set standards, not only with its competence and performance, but also with its employees' positive ethical behaviour. To support their compliance with values and responsibilities as well as legal regulations, the corporation has set up a Code of Conduct. At the same time, ways and means have been established to report offences against the CoC for all employees, as well as for partners, shareholders and other stakeholders.
As a matter of principle, Deutsche Telekom encourages its employees to speak directly with their superiors. Should such dialogs not be possible for some reason or in subsidiaries abroad not be feasible or sensible, the anonymous whistleblower application of the BKMS® System is available to employees, suppliers and partners, regardless of location, 24 hours a day. Confidential information regarding criminal offences, ethical misconduct or complaints pertaining to auditing, can be submitted in several languages.
By implementing an anonymous whistleblower application, the Deutsche Telekom wishes to intensify its positive corporate culture as well as the personal integrity of all its employees. Each of whom can help protect the company from damages.more information
Since its foundation in 1920, the EQOS Energie group with branch offices in ten European countries has developed from a company focusing on electrical and industrial ventures into an international group active in the power generation, energy transport and power engineering sectors. EQOS Energie ensures uninterrupted operation of communication and transport networks, sustainable energy generation and safe energy transport even beyond its core markets.
EQOS Energie's management values aim to create an active value culture and to boost the self-responsibility of organisation members that goes beyond formal observance of laws and regulations. This includes its concerted efforts to prevent and counteract the conduct of individuals that damages the company's financial standing or reputation. With the BKMS® System, EQOS Energie's compliance team offers all employees and externals an online whistleblower and communication system based on the latest state-of-the-art technology.more information
With 38.7 million passengers, the airport “Franz Josef Strauß“ is one of the biggest hub airports in Europe: About 100 airlines connect the airport with 230 destinations in 70 countries. FMG Flughafen München GmbH is the operating company of Munich Airport since its opening in 1992 and is committed to the principles of good and responsible corporate management.
This includes ensuring legal and ethical conduct on the part of all managers and employees. It is important for criminal conduct to be prevented or discovered quickly. This safeguards the company's economic interests and jobs while preserving the good reputation of FMG. Employees, business partners and third parties with information about conduct harmful to the company, illegal activity and, in particular, criminal acts, can inform FMG using the BKMS® System.more information
Fraport AG is one of the leading companies in the airport business and, together with the Frankfurt Airport, operates one of the most important air traffic hubs in the world. With the introduction of a value management system in 2003, the company explicitly acknowledged its commitment to upright business practices. Since this time, an internal ombudsman has been available to employees who wish to report irregularities. This service is supplemented by the time- and location-independent BKMS® System.
Those who want to report violations of the Fraport conduct standards or activities that could be damaging to the company can now pass on their information anonymously using the BKMS® System. Every bit of information serves the collective effort to put an end to illegal conduct.more information
FUCHS, founded in 1931 as a family firm in Mannheim, Germany, is nowadays a globally operating corporation, and the world's leading supplier of lubricants among the independent companies. The group employs nearly 4,000 people in Europe and overseas at more than 50 operative companies.
The actions of every FUCHS employee must be guided by compliance with the prevailing law. Management and employees are, without exception, called upon to observe, as part of their work-related activities, the respective applicable laws, guidelines and social standards, irrespective of whether these are supranational or local rules. Unlawful behaviour risks damaging the image; it weakens the market position and may lead to economic damage for the company.
The FUCHS Compliance Communication System (BKMS® System) enables the user to describe her/his observations in detail and to enter into dialogue with the Compliance Officer. If desired, the user can remain completely anonymous throughout the whole process.more information
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest suppliers to the food processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. The company employs approximately 18,000 staff worldwide and is one of the market and technology leaders in its business sectors.
As an internationally operating company, GEA Group AG and its subsidiaries are obliged to consider a wide variety of social, political and legal conditions both domestically and abroad. Amongst others, GEA Group AG employs BKMS® System as a part of its global compliance system.more information
The Hochbahn is a company organised and managed on the basis of commercial principles. It is in the possession of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. It is Germany's second-largest local public transportation company and the largest partner within the Hamburg transportation federation, with more than 4,500 qualified employees and approximately one million passengers per day.
The company is aware of its social responsibility. Reliability, trust and commitment constitute the foundation of the cooperation required to achieve company goals. The employees of the Hochbahn work for their company with commitment and loyalty. Any behaviour that is at odds with these principles and damages the reputation of the company will not be tolerated by the Hochbahn. Business partners, customers and employees of the Hochbahn can therefore use the whistleblowing system BKMS® System if they learn of any criminal activities within the Hochbahn.more information (German)
The Infiana Group develops and produces innovative engineered films for consumer and industry applications. The Group employs about 800 employees at three production sites in Forchheim (Germany), Malvern (USA) und Samutsakorn (Thailand), and is active in the personal care, healthcare, construction, composites, and pressure sensitive markets.
In order to safeguard the integrity of its business and avert potentially damaging situations, Infiana places a high priority on identifying compliance violations. For this reason, Infiana offers interested parties a secure BKMS® System for providing information on possible compliance violations. This allows such information to be shared in a safe, confidential manner at any time and from anywhere in the world. Submitted tip-offs are forwarded to the Compliance Department of INFIANA Germany, which confidentially processes any report received.more information
The MAN Group is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles, engines and mechanical engineering equipment and supplier of trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbomachinery, special gear units as well as turnkey power plants. MAN's divisions hold leading positions in their respective markets.
MAN wishes to promote its reputation for high performance and quality in order to strengthen the trust placed in the MAN Group by employees, shareholders and business partners. Integrity and conformity within the law are therefore of the highest priority at MAN. MAN has set up a sound compliance organization that helps to prevent risks for the Company. If compliance breaches occur, the whistleblower application Speak up! (BKMS® System) is an effective tool to uncover such breaches as quickly as possible. Information regarding serious compliance violations can be submitted confidentially, throughout the world and around the clock via the whistleblower application Speak up!. The IT-Technology used for the application, which is supplied by Business Keeper AG guarantees the highest level of security for a whistleblower.more information
Merck is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. Around 39,000 employees work in 66 countries to improve the quality of life for patients, to further the success of Merck's customers and to help meet global challenges.
Corporate responsibility is an integral part of Merck's corporate culture. This is reflected in both the mission statement and values. Merck implements its values and positions through guidelines that are part of a structured system of policies and procedures. This system aims to ensure that all employees know the relevant rules and regulations and can apply them to their work. Using the internal whistleblowing system, Merck's employees and business partners can report violations of these guidelines confidentially.more information
METRO GROUP offers private and commercial customers a broad array of services in cash & carry and in retail. Around 230,000 employees around the world stand for added value for customers, passion and state-of-the-art retailing.
The activities of the METRO GROUP are subject to manifold laws, regulations and self-imposed standards of conduct. The goal of the Compliance Programme is to support all METRO GROUP employees in complying with these guidelines. Employees and external third parties (e.g. customers, suppliers and other business partners) have the option of reporting any compliance violations to the METRO GROUP Compliance Whistleblower System.more information
Nestlé is the world's leading food producer. Following the motto "Good Food, Good Life" Nestlé wants to offer consumers better and healthier food and beverages and thus enhance their quality of life. Nestlé also stands for a strong compliance culture, based on principles that give all employees a clear orientation for action. The company is committed to a fair, respectful behavior towards employees, suppliers, customers and producers, to economically and environmentally sustainable business practices, to comply with human and labour rights and to promote health and safety at work.
With the BKMS® System, Nestlé Germany offers its employees the opportunity to report violations of the corporate business principles and thus to contribute to improvements of the corporate culture and the company's reputation.more information (German)
Oilinvest Group (which includes TAMOIL and HEM group companies) promotes a reputation for high performance and quality in order to strengthen the trust placed in the Oilinvest Group by employees, shareholders and business partners. Honesty and integrity, conducting our business in compliance with the applicable laws are therefore of the highest priority at Oilinvest Group.
Since Oilinvest Group values an open company culture, every employee and outside party who is aware of compliance risks is encouraged to confide the situation to an appropriate contact within the company, such as a supervisor, the human resources department or the local compliance officer.
Additionally, Oilinvest Group offers employees as well as its customers, suppliers and other business partners a secure whistleblower portal for confiding information on possible severe compliance violations.more information
Orion Engineered Carbons is one of the world's leading suppliers of Carbon Black. With more than 100 years of experience, Orion offers standard and high-performance products for Coatings, Printing Inks, Polymers, Rubber and other applications. With 1,400 employees worldwide, Orion Engineered Carbons runs 14 global production sites and four Applied Technology Centers.
Orion stands behind internationally accepted standards for good and responsible management. In the Code of Conduct, which is valid throughout the Group, Orion has laid down clear rules of behavior based on morals, the law and on the values of the Group. All employees, business partners, customers and other stakeholders should report any possible violations of the Code of Conduct, internal guidelines, regulations or applicable laws to the "Whistleblower Portal" of Orion (BKMS® System).more information
OSRAM is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain from components to electronic control gears as well as complete luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions.
As a traditional and international company, OSRAM bases its success substantially on the integrity of its employees and managers on all levels. Therefore, a critical and responsible attitude towards business situations is supported and promoted by compliance trainings, amongst others. "Tell OSRAM" is a protected reporting channel by which all employees and third parties can report possible compliance violations.more information
Sartorius is one of the world's leading providers of laboratory and process technologies and equipment. Sartorius operates its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and America, and also has sales offices and local representatives in more than 110 countries. More than 6,000 people work together at Sartorius worldwide.
With the Sartorius compliance system, the Group aims to ensure compliance with all pertinent legal regulations, codes and in-house rules, policies and guidelines. In addition to having set up established routes for reporting compliance-related concerns to the Compliance Department, Sartorius uses the whistleblower application BKMS® System to enable employees, suppliers, customers or partners to report any potentially damaging conduct 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every whistleblower can decide whether or not to report compliance-related concerns by giving his or her name or by doing so anonymously.more information
Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
In 2009 Springer started to build up an effective and transparent Compliance Management System. Additional to the Compliance Officer and an ombudswoman, the professional whistle-blowing system BKMS® System has been implemented in order to strengthen the early disclosure of risks or misconduct, and to protect Springer from material and non-material damage. The BKMS® System is available to all employees and business partners via the Internet and can be used to address non-compliances, complaints or recommendations.more information
Talanx is Germany's third-largest and Europe's seventh-largest insurance group by premium income. The Hannover-based Group is active in some 150 countries. Talanx operates as a multi-brand provider with a focus on B2B insurance. The Group companies operate under a number of different brands. These include HDI and HDI-Gerling, delivering insurance solutions to retail customers and industrial clients, Hannover Re, one of the world's leading reinsurers, the bancassurance specialists neue leben, PB and TARGO Versicherungen as well as Ampega, a funds provider and asset manager.
Commercial success is determined not only by the quality of products and services, but also by the legally impeccable and responsible conduct of employees towards each other, business partners and the general public. Only in this way Talanx creates trust – an especially crucial competitive factor in its industry. For the Talanx Group, compliance with applicable laws as a fundamental prerequisite for lasting successful business operations is a matter of course. The whistleblower system BKMS® System gives staff the opportunity to report certain serious breaches of the law – anonymously, if they so desire. This enables the Compliance Department to take action, contain the damage and avoid further harm.more information
Telekom Austria Group is the leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe with almost 23 million customers across its markets of operations. The Group is currently operating in eight countries and has roughly 16,000 employees.
For the Telekom Austria Group it is not only important to achieve business goals but also how they are achieved. Incidents within the Telekom Austria Group which are not in line with the law, the Code of Conduct or the compliance guidelines can be reported via the tell.me-portal (BKMS® System).more information
ThyssenKrupp employs approximately 160,000 staff in almost 80 countries, who have a passion and great skill for developing technologies, products and services that contribute to sustainable progress. Their qualifications and their commitment are the foundation of success. ThyssenKrupp generated profits of approximately EUR 39 billion in the 2012/2013 fiscal year.
ThyssenKrupp considers innovation and technical progress to be key factors for shaping global growth and the use of limited resources in a sustainable manner. Owing to their strong engineering competences in the areas of mechanics, plant construction and materials, ThyssenKrupp gives its customers advantages in the global competitive environment and enables them to manufacture innovative products in an economical and resource-efficient way. Compliance as a measure for adherence to law, legislation and company-internal guidelines is a fundamental management and monitoring task across the ThyssenKrupp Group.
The management of ThyssenKrupp AG has unambiguously expressed its rejection of cartel infringements and corruption in the context of its so-called ThyssenKrupp Compliance Commitment. Its clear stance towards compliance with law, legislation and company-internal guidelines reads as follows: Infringements, in particular cartel and corruption infringements, are handled with a "zero tolerance" policy. Any information about malpractice will be pursued. A transparent leadership culture based on the Group's corporate vision is continuously being developed for the sake of implementing the Compliance Commitment. The staff and management of ThyssenKrupp carry a personal and corporate responsibility for adherence to the compliance requirements. They are supported by the Compliance function.
Potential violations of laws or legislations in the areas of cartel and corruption law relating to the companies of the ThyssenKrupp Group can be reported via the ThyssenKrupp Whistleblowing System – if desired, anonymously. This option to submit reports is available to all ThyssenKrupp employees as well as third parties such as customers, suppliers, etc. Information can be submitted globally at any time in 34 languages through an online whistleblowing system or a phone hotline.more information
Tikkurila offers a broad range of decorative paints for consumers and professionals for surface protection and decoration. Established in 1862 in Finland, Tikkurila is today the market leader in decorative paints in Russia, Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic countries. Tikkurila focuses on higher price and quality grade paints, which are manufactured in 12 production units in nine countries. Tikkurila employs more than 3,100 people.
Tikkurila Oyj's general operating principles, mutual responsibilities and lines of responsibility are defined by the Tikkurila Code of Conduct. Tikkurila's values and ethical principles underpin the company's corporate governance and the way in which the company interacts with its main stakeholders. Reports about any violations can be send to the Tikkurila Group Audit Management also via the whistleblowing system BKMS® System.more information
The subsidiary of the German Telekom and largest polish mobile telephony company sets a great value on complying with legislation, rules of conduct and internal policies. Integrity and respect are T-Mobile Polska's business principles. Every single staff member - from the Board of Management to employees – is called upon to ensure his or her conduct is compliant. The primary focus of Compliance Management Program is on preventing misconduct by trainings and a special advisory service.
In order to expose cases of misconduct such as corruption or breaches of rules of conduct, T-Mobile Polska has its independent whistleblower portal BKMS® System for anyone from within or outside of the company: 13 million customers, suppliers and employees.
Umdasch is among the biggest and most traditional family-owned woodworking businesses in Austria. Employing more than 7,000 people, the Umdasch Group, including Doka, Umdasch The Store Makers and Umdasch Group Ventures, is and has for decades been an internationally active company with clear values, tradition and innovative power.
Compliance is a central element of the Umdasch Group's corporate culture, firmly rooted in the tradition. It also forms part of the extensive risk management strategy, since the violation of applicable legal and administrative provisions can become a serious threat. To maintain the integrity of the Umdasch Group and to prevent potential damage, the Umdasch Group strives to learn about verifiable or alleged violations of laws, the Code of Conduct or other internal guidelines and rules. For this reason, all employees and external partners are called upon to report compliance violations also using the whistleblowing system BKMS® System.more information
With its top-quality products, the voestalpine Group is one of the leading partners to the automotive and consumer goods industries in Europe and to the oil and gas industries worldwide. The voestalpine Group is also the world market leader in turnout technology, special rails, tool steel, and special sections. Headquartered in Linz, voestalpine is represented by 500 Group companies and locations in more than 50 countries on five continents.
In the interest of all stakeholders, such as shareholders and employees, compliance activities are aimed at protecting the company from enormous financial damages and a considerable loss of reputation. voestalpine views compliance as all-encompassing. There are two ways to report suspected compliance breaches. They can be reported to the usual contacts or they can be entered in a new web-based whistleblower hotline. The whistleblower hotline BKMS® System also allows anonymous reporting of breaches.more information
ZF is one of the world's leading technology groups in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology and one of the world's largest automotive suppliers. ZF distinguishes itself through innovation, competence and reliability. Integral, compliant and law-abiding behavior is the basis for cooperation with customers, business partners and employees - and thus also for ZF's success. Legally compliant behavior and responsible action have always been part of ZF's tradition and today once again form the basis of fair and transparent business practice.
With the ZF Trustline (the ZF BKMS® System), ZF provides an instrument that allows employees, as well as customers and business partners, to report serious violations. Each individual can point out criminal offences, avoidable risks, and grievances in the company.
The FBB operates Berlin Schönefeld Airport, and through its subsidiary, BFG, it also operates Berlin Tegel Airport. In 2018, around 34.7 million passengers passed through the airports, making Berlin the third-largest airport location in Germany. At FBB, appreciation, commitment, motivation and efficiency form the core of all commercial activities. The company fosters knowledge of the applicable laws, guidelines and internal instructions, which are relevant to FBB, through training, among other things. Within this regulatory framework, the strengthening of a compliance culture based on binding values and ethical standards is an important component of the corporate culture. In addition, a Compliance Management System and the BKMS® System have been established.more information
Infineon Technologies AG is a leading global provider of semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and more environmentally friendly. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a future worth living. The company employs approximately 36,300 people worldwide. With four business units – Automotive, Industrial Power Control, Power Management & Multimarket, Chip Card & Security – Infineon covers a broad spectrum of applications.
As a global company, Infineon believes that responsible and lawful behavior is a fundamental requirement for business success. All Infineon employees are expected to comply with the rules, regulations and laws that apply in their respective countries and to their daily work. Compliance with internal regulations, standard policies and processes is also required. With the BKMS® system, all employees or business partners can report an incident against national regulations or internal codes of conduct. This can be done by stating one's own name or anonymously. Confidentiality is guaranteed.more information
For secunet, effective corporate governance is one of the central prerequisites for achieving corporate goals and increasing corporate value.
Corporate governance encompasses the entire system for managing and monitoring a company, including its organisation, business policy principles and guidelines as well as internal and external control and monitoring mechanisms. Good and transparent corporate governance ensures that the company is managed and monitored in a responsible and value-driven manner. It promotes the trust of investors, the financial markets, business partners, employees and the public in secunet.more information
LEDVANCE is one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for professional lighting users and consumers, with a comprehensive portfolio of LED luminaires, advanced LED lamps, intelligent and networked solutions for smart home, smart building and traditional lighting.
The corporate culture of LEDVANCE is based on a strong customer orientation and stands for high quality standards in all processes. The compliance system also aims to prevent possible violations of the applicable anti-corruption and antitrust regulations through internal guidelines and training, to detect violations that have already occurred and, if necessary, to take appropriate action (Prevent-Detect-Respond). In addition to the Group-wide LEDVANCE Business Conduct Guidelines, LEDVANCE also provides its employees with various regulations and guidelines as well as IT tools for dealing with compliance-relevant risks. In addition, LEDVANCE offers employees and external parties the opportunity to report compliance violations via the electronic whistleblower system "LEDVANCE Integrity Line" (LILi) and to remain anonymous if desired.Read more
The roots of BAWAG P.S.K. – one of the leading banks in Austria these days – anchors up to the year 1883, as "k.k.Postsparcassen-Amt" was founded under the regime of the emporer Franz Josef I. The fusion of the traditional based BAWAG and P.S.K. banks per 1.10.2005. created the biggest customer bank of Austria, the now called "BAWAG P.S.K. Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft und Österreichische Postsparkasse AG".
BAWAG P.S.K. doesn't define success as the business being operated in expense of an intact, peaceful and sustainable world. That's why an ethical frame has been developed, which is used to support and lead the company strategies: It's a matter of a new, intelligent and sustainable version of business. Breaches against legal, ecological and moral standards can be disclosed among others via the BKMS® System.
The Commerzbank is a leading banking corporation in Germany and Poland. It supports its customers globally as an economic partner in all markets. With approximately 1,200 branches, the Commerzbank possesses one of the tightest branch networks of all German private banks; it is well on its way to becoming a modern multi-channel bank. The Commerzbank takes comprehensive measures to ensure that its customers and employees do not fall victim to fraud or that its products or processes are misused for fraudulent acts.
As part of its corporate values it is committed to dealing honorably with both its employees and its customers and places such behavior at the center of its actions. In this context this means being open to whistleblowing reports and providing both customers and employees with the opportunity to draw attention to conduct that is not in accordance with company guidelines.more information
mBank (former BRE Bank) was founded over 27 years ago. It was among the pioneers in the field of corporate banking in Poland. Over the years BRE Bank developed its experience in rendering services to corporate clients. In 1996, the Bank started to offer a wider range of products by launching private banking services. After several mergers, mBank is now one of the biggest banks in Poland.
mBank implements a compliance policy to ensure that the Bank complies with legislation and standards applicable to financial institutions. Therefore, mBank encourages its employees to report violations of this policy via the BKMS® System.more information (Polish)
The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) is the central bank of the Republic of Austria and as such an integral part of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). The OeNB contributes, in the public interest, to monetary and economic policy decision-making in Austria and the euro area. Together with the European Central Bank it ensures price stability and a secure financial system in Austria. In addition, the supply of cash and secure cashless payments belong to its core businesses.
It is very important for the OeNB to live up to the high moral standards demanded of an official institution. To make certain that every OeNB staff member fully respects legal and internal requirements, the Compliance Office takes measures, like the deployment of the BKMS® System, to prevent any actions that might constitute criminal offenses or that might damage the OeNB’s reputation.more information
With more than 85 years of experience, the ReiseBank AG is Germany's market leader in travel funds and currency transaction services. The relationship of trust between the bank and its customers is its most important asset in maintaining its good reputation both internally and publicly.
The ReiseBank, therefore, depends on the personal responsibility and loyalty of its employees to counter risks that could be harmful to its reputation and common economic success. Whistleblowing reports submitted via the BKMS® system are initially received by an ombudswoman and reviewed. The information provided in the reports is only forwarded to the ReiseBank when it clearly indicates damaging acts.
VTB Bank (Austria) AG is part of VTB Group, a worldwide operating financial group with emphasis on corporate banking, retail banking, and investment banking. The second largest Russian bank is majority owned by the Russian State and, as measured by its asset, belongs to the 100 biggest banks worldwide. VTB Group works for more than six million customers in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Western Europe and Africa, with a compact network of more than 1,400 branches and nearly 65,000 employees.
VTB enjoys an excellent reputation in the financial service sector. Management as well as employees are committed to transparency and integrity towards shareholders, customers and the public. This includes the compliance with laws and internal guidelines. Therefore, the disclosure of potential breaches of laws plays a key role in the protection of the bank's reputation. For this purpose and to comply with statutory provisions, the European Subholding of VTB Bank uses the BKMS® System.
The EACC is the main agency with a statutory mandate to fight corruption and economic crime in Kenya. Only an economic and social system of integrity allows a fair distribution of resources and an international free market economy.
The Commission is mandated to combat and prevent corruption consistently and sustainable through enforcement of the law, educating the public, the use of the anonymous whistleblowing system BKMS® and other preventive measures.more information
The Moroccan government has taken a number of important measures to step up its engagement to fight corruption. In November 2006, the Central Body for the Prevention of Corruption (ICPC) was established. Its mission includes collecting and disseminating information relating to corruption; helping to coordinate policies along several dimensions at both the central and sub-national levels; educating and sensitizing the public to corruption related issues; and serving as the focal point for monitoring progress in implementing the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) which was ratified in 2007.
The implementation of the BKMS® System has the goal to strengthen the civil society by providing a secure communication channel for every citizen to their anti corruption authority, and at the same time protect the individual by the means of anonymity.more information (French)
Corruption knows no personified victims: both sides are offenders. The general public is harmed, hence all of us and the organisations for which we work.
Support the police in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) with your reports so that we can build up a network against corruption and white-collar crime. With your reports you help protect businesses, society and the government from material and immaterial harm and, in so doing, also help to protect the future of your company and job.more information (German)
The police of Baden-Wuerttemberg uses the BKMS® System in order to receive anonymous reports in different fields of criminality.
With your help, criminal activities can be detected early and offenders can be determined. Thus, further damage and corruption will be avoided.more information (German)
For more than ten years the Austrian justice authorities find themselves opposed to increasing numbers of particular comprehensive white-collar crimes with growing international crosslinks. The increasing complexity of those proceedings demands modern concepts and structures for an efficient and successful performing of the investigating authorities. By means of the WKStA a law enforcement agency was instated in 2011, in which the necessary competence and expertise for a qualified and efficient prosecution of massive business and corruption offenses is condensed.
Especially in prospect of the prosecution of white-collar crime and corruption it applies to develop new strategies and procedures to raise the efficiency of the prosecution and to hand the necessary tools to the authorities for accomplishing their goal. The BKMS® System enables prosecutors to communicate with anonymous whistleblowers for a competent resolving of cases.more information (German)
Representing over 20 million members, ADAC is the largest automobile club in Europe and the second-largest in the world. First and foremost, ADAC is a club offering its members around-the-clock assistance, protection and advice and forcefully representing their interests on all mobility-related issues. ADAC focuses its commitment on road traffic, consumer rights, HEMS, road safety and road safety education.
The prerequisite for the club's successful activities are its credibility and the trust of its members and the public in its independence and integrity. Compliance with guidelines and laws is quintessential to safeguarding our corporate identity and declared values. ADAC strongly believes in the rule of law and compliance with policies and guidelines.
In preventing and prosecuting abuse, ADAC also relies on whistleblowers who point to anything unlawful and any violation of corporate guidelines at an early stage. ADAC's standardised web-based BKMS® whistleblower system (Business Keeper Monitoring System) serves as a platform for reporting potential violations, either with the whistleblower's identity disclosed or anonymously.more information (German)
CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world.
Following our core values of integrity, communication and professionalism, it is very important for us to ensure that the donations we are entrusted with are used properly. As a matter of principle, CBM encourages its employees to speak directly with their superiors, should such dialogs not be possible or for some reason are not feasible, an anonymous whistleblower system is available to employees, volunteers, suppliers and partners, regardless of location and time zone.more information
Evangelische Jugendhilfe Godesheim gGmbH is an institution for educational assistance that is committed to provide a multitude of counseling and supporting services for children and adolescents in crisis situations. Their protection and wellbeing are the main interest and first priority of the organization.
In addition to internal reporting channels and an external ombudswoman, Jugendhilfe Godesheim introduced the anonymous whistleblowing-system BKMS® System in order to prevent abuse and violation inside the institution itself. A separate access is available for children and adolescents.more information (German)
The FIFA is an association founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 209 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football. The FIFA Statutes and the accompanying regulations governing their implementation form the Constitution of football's international governing body. They provide the basic laws for world football, on which countless rules are set for competitions, transfers, doping issues and a host of other concerns.
FIFA has implemented a regulatory framework which is intended to ensure that all statutory rules, rules of conduct and internal guidelines of our organisation are respected and complied with. In this context, and in particular as a measure to aid in prevention, FIFA has issued, among others, the FIFA Code of Conduct and the FIFA Code of Ethics as well as a reporting mechanism via the BKMS System.more information
With 1,8 million insurants, the KKH Kaufmännische Krankenkasse is one of the largest health insurance companies in Germany and a high-performing provider of the statutory health insurance. The support of its insurants is guaranteed nation-wide in all 16 federal states by 110 service centres. KKH employs a total of approximately 4,000 staff. The company is headquartered in Hanover.
Fraud and corruption are damaging for the health care system and for the whole society. Few delinquents harm many victims and enrich themselves at the expense of others. They take money that lacks in the care for sick people and which increases your contributions. Enough reasons to fight actively against the cause of these negative consequences and to stand together for a health care system with integrity.more information (German)
The NADA is committed to clean sport and honest performance without being influenced by any conflicting institutional interests. It is an independent institution and is exclusively committed to the goal of anti-doping work.
Clean sport is the norm. Equal opportunities and fairness are values worth standing up for. For the reporting of suspicion that suggests these values may be threatened, the whistleblowing system BKMS® System is available.more information
Gesellschaft für Dienste im Alter mbH (GDA) was founded on 1 January 1971 as a non-profit company. It operates eleven facilities in Lower Saxony, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, including seven residential homes, a senior citizens' residence, two nursing homes and assisted living.
GDA is a company run by people for people. But where people act, misconduct can also occur. In a company like GDA, this can be very diverse and occur, for example in nursing, in day-to-day dealings with employees, in the procurement of care products and aids or other consumer goods, or in awarding contracts for all types of external services. Violations of the mission statement, violations of human and social rules or criminal law standards not only damage the company, but the residents and employees in particular. Potential violations can be reported via the GDA BKMS® system – by name or by maintaining the anonymity of the whistleblower.more information
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