Why should I report something?
Are you aware of any damaging conduct or commercial and legal risks? If so, the BKMS® whistleblowing system is available to you. The electronic platform has been set up so that you can report potential violations of legal obligations and internal regulations. It can be used in suspected cases of:
- Fraud, breach of trust, embezzlement
- Violation of competition law
- Money laundering
- Breach of data protection
- Environmental and occupational health and safety violations
- Disregard of social standards and human rights
Phoenix Contact pursues a policy of open communication. As a rule, your manager is your first port of call if there are any errors or irregularities. If external third parties are aware of errors or irregularities, they should be directed to their designated point of contact at Phoenix Contact.
The BKMS® whistleblowing system is a certified system with the functionality to preserve anonymity. Should you prefer, you can also report information without disclosing your identity. Your reports will be recorded in the BKMS® whistleblowing system and will be viewed by an international law firm. If further communication is required between the law firm and you as the whistleblower, this will be conducted in strict confidence and, if desired, anonymously.
Rules of Procedure for the Phoenix Contact Group Complaints Process
Phoenix Contact also uses the BKMS® whistleblowing system as a complaints process in accordance with Sections 8 and 9 (1) of the German Supply Chain Act (“Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz”). Details can be found in the corresponding Rules of Procedure available for download at the bottom of this page.