Whistleblower System

Anonymous, Confidential, Uncomplicated

In accordance with the EU Directive and national legislation, the IVW is obliged to set up and offer a whistleblower system. The Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) is intended to protect whistleblowers in companies from possible reprisals and retaliation on the part of employers, and thus falls predominantly within the area of labor law. This makes it possible for potential whistleblowers to report grievances, violations of the law and other important issues anonymously, confidentially and in a straightforward manner. In particular, a report can be made about violations that are punishable by law and about 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. In addition, the law also applies to the reporting and disclosure of other violations.

These include : Violations of legislation on public procurement, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing, from the field of environmental protection, food and feed safety and data protection. A whistleblower may also report violations of data security, financial services supervision law and tax law. Breach information is reasonable suspicion or knowledge of actual or potential breaches, as well as attempts to conceal such breaches that have already occurred or are very likely to occur.

To ensure this, IVW uses the whistleblower portal of Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH. By using the portal at Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH, it is excluded that the IVW's case processing can draw conclusions about the whistleblower. The protection of the whistleblower does not apply if the person has intentionally or grossly negligently reported incorrect information about violations.

The following reporting channels are available to you:

Digital:     https://ivw.hinweisgeberportal.de/
E-Mail Adress:  hinweisgeberportal@bundesanzeiger.de
Telephone Hotline:     +49 800-1234-205 
Postal/Personal:Bundesanzeiger Verlag
Amsterdamer Str. 192
50735 Köln