The GLS Group has established a whistleblower channel to allow staff, business partners and third parties to confidentially report criminal or similar acts. The lawyer Dr Rainer Buchert is available as a contact person for all of them. Dr Buchert will not deal with complaints that are not of a serious, criminal or similar nature. In case of doubt, he will advise on how to proceed.
All complaints will be treated confidentially. Dr. Buchert will adhere to statutory confidentiality obligations and will not disclose the identity of individuals without explicit consent. He has the right to refuse to give evidence (including the identity of the complainants) at the request of a court of law. Complaints to Dr. Buchert will only be forwarded to the GLS Group with the consent of the complainant.
Of course, concerns relating to the above matters may also be reported to the employee’s line manager or Compliance Manager.