Channels for reporting misconduct
Compliance Whistleblower System
In order to obtain knowledge of any compliance violations, we provide the compliance reporting channel “TÜV SÜD Trust Channel” for internal and external parties to report them. The TÜV SÜD Trust Channel is a protected channel that TÜV SÜD employees and external stakeholders can use to raise concerns about possible violations, confidentially and if desired, also anonymously.
In addition, possible misconduct can also be reported directly via the Managing Board or via managers to the Compliance Organization. Employees who report compliance violations at TÜV SÜD are protected from sanctions of any kind when reports are made in good faith. Thus, anyone who reports possible violations in good faith may not be disadvantaged in any way at TÜV SÜD. Please be aware that intentional reporting of false information is prohibited by law in many countries.
The compliance whistleblower system TÜV SÜD Trust Channel gives all employees and external stakeholders a secure mechanism for reporting compliance violations in a multilingual and anonymous way. The TÜV SÜD Trust Channel can be used by employees and management as well as customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. The TÜV SÜD Trust Channel system is managed by a third party supplier. All data supplied in a report is maintained on secure servers in Germany. All reported content is handled exclusively by TÜV SÜD.
More information regarding whistleblower reports is available on the TÜV SÜD Trust Channel homepage on a secure server: https://www.bkms-system.com/tuvsud-e