Only if rules and standards are observed can we prevent damage to our company, our employees and our business partners. We therefore want to be informed about misconduct in our company at an early stage so that we can clarify and remedy it. This also includes references to falsified test reports and certificates. We are also grateful for information on violations of human rights or environmental due diligence obligations (Rules of Procedure pursuant to Section 8 (2) LkSG).
That is why we have set up a whistleblower system, the "Hohenstein Compliance Line (HCL)". Here, employees worldwide and external whistleblowers can anonymously report possible violations of rules. Each report is examined in detail, suspicious cases are investigated and possible violations are consistently followed up.
Our Hohenstein Compliance Line ensures the highest level of confidentiality. In addition, we attach great importance to fairness - both in dealing with whistleblowers and with employees who are affected by an allegation. In doing so, the principle of proportionality is always observed and in each individual case it is examined which consequences are suitable, necessary and appropriate.