The whistleblower system is part of our trust-based corporate culture. A positive and open corporate culture includes compliance with legal, social and essential internal rules. You may be aware of harmful behavior or risks that could endanger Finetech GmbH & Co. KG or our subsidiary Martin GmbH.
By informing us, you will help to uncover grievances at an early stage and thus ensure the long-term success of Finetech and Martin.
The principle is simple: employees and external parties who identify a gap in compliance with laws or regulations at Finetech or a subsidiary can submit a report. You can choose whether to make the report anonymously or by stating your name. You can submit a report regardless of whether you work for us or not.
To ensure confidentiality, Finetech works with an external partner with legal expertise.
The aim of this law is to strengthen the protection of whistleblowers and other persons affected by a report and to ensure that they do not face any disadvantages under the provisions of this law.
Companies with 50 or more employees are obliged to set up their own reporting centre (e.g. a whistleblower system) that can act neutrally and independently.
The whistleblower portal serves to identify and avoid significant risks for the company. Any suspicion of an actual or potential violation of laws or internal regulations – including human rights and environmental risks or obligations – can be reported. Possible categories in which misconduct can be reported range, for example, from data protection violations and anti-competitive agreements to corruption, theft or money laundering. The portal is primarily intended for reporting serious misconduct against applicable law, standards or company guidelines.
Whistleblowers should therefore only pass on information that they are convinced to the best of their knowledge and belief is correct.
A report can be made electronically, by telephone or in person – anonymous submission is also possible. The reports are received by our compliance service provider. The lawyers responsible inform the whistleblower that the report has been received, assess the report from a legal perspective, initiate appropriate measures and inform the whistleblower of the measures taken no later than three months after the report was submitted.
However, we also encourage such matters to be reported via the established reporting channels. These are
- Direct Supervisors
- Human Resources
- Feedback Channel
Finetech expects managers and supervisors at all hierarchical levels to take such reports seriously, to treat them confidentially and to clarify them promptly with the appropriate guidelines and necessary measures in order to eliminate the grievance.
Yes, all complaints and reports will of course be treated confidentially and can also be submitted without giving your name. Confidential data may only be passed on if this is necessary and legally permissible. Our managers are also obliged to forward reports received to our reporting office confidentially.
Ratisbona Compliance GmbH
Phone number: +49 941 20603841
How can I submit a report?
Follow this link to the whistleblower portal.