WHISTLEBLOWER

WHISTLEBLOWER SYSTEM OF THE HÖDLMAYR GROUP

Compliance with laws, rules and internal guidelines is a top priority at HÖDLMAYR. Only if we act in accordance with the law and with integrity do we protect our company, our employees and our business partners. The whistleblower system accepts concrete evidence of potential misconduct by HÖDLMAYR employees.

You have the opportunity to report grievances and misconduct by our employees of which you become aware in the course of your professional activities to the Compliance Officer by letter, e-mail, telephone or in person. 

We examine every report and follow it up consistently. A fundamental pillar of the whistleblower system is the principle of fair procedure. In addition, we guarantee the greatest possible protection for whistleblowers, those affected as well as the employees involved in clearing up the information. For the whistleblower, this does not involve any reprisals or other adverse consequences. The presumption of innocence shall apply to the person concerned until the infringement has been proved. 

To process cases and, if necessary, initiate appropriate investigative measures, it is often necessary to exchange information with the whistleblower. It is therefore important that the information is formulated as concretely as possible. It is helpful if you consider these five questions when reporting:

Who? - Who is it about? Who is affected?
What? - What happened? Description of the facts.
When? - When was the incident?
How? - How often did it happen?
Where? - Where did the incident take place?

The person providing the information should make sure that the descriptions can also be understood by persons outside the specialist field. For this purpose, it is helpful if they are available for further questions. 

Head of Corporate Human Resources
Andrea Koppel

Hödlmayr International AG
A-4311 Schwertberg, Aisting 33
Tel.: +43 (0) 7262-660-11710
e-mail: hia.ccm(at)hoedlmayr.com