Contact Point for Whistleblowers
Welcome to the BSW-Anlagenbau GmbH whistleblowing office
Employees in companies are often the first to notice irregularities. By providing information, they can help to ensure that breaches of the law are uncovered, investigated, prosecuted and prevented. Whistleblowers assume an important responsibility for society and therefore deserve protection from possible disadvantages that could threaten and deter them because of their report.
The Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) is intended to protect whistleblowers who wish to identify and report potential violations of legal regulations by companies from reprisals. Companies are obliged to set up an internal reporting office. For reasons of objectivity and neutrality, KH Service- und Wirtschaftsgesellschaft has been commissioned to accept and evaluate the reports.
What issues can be reported?
You can report information about violations to our internal reporting office. Information on violations are reasonable suspicions or knowledge of actual or possible violations within our company or at another entity with which you are or were in contact due to your professional activity (e.g. customers and suppliers), which have already been committed or are very likely to be committed, as well as attempts to conceal such violations. Infringements caused by acts and/or omissions in the course of a professional, entrepreneurial or official activity that are unlawful and/or abusive and concern regulations or areas of law that fall within the material scope of the HinSchG are recorded. However, reports of purely private misconduct unrelated to professional activity are not protected.
The material scope of application of the Whistleblower Protection Act is regulated in Section 2 HinSchG. Among other things, it covers the reporting of information on the following violations:
– Violations that are punishable by law,
– Violations that are subject to fines, insofar as the violated regulation serves to protect life, limb or health or to protect the rights of employees or their representative bodies,
– other violations of federal or state legislation and certain directly applicable legal acts of the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community, such as consumer protection and data protection.
– Violations of company regulations (compliance)
This list is not exhaustive. All reasons for reporting provided for by law are listed in Section 2 HinSchG.
In the event of acute danger to life and limb or other threatening situations, please contact the known emergency numbers or the nearest police station first.