The GLS Group has implemented a whistleblowing/ombudsman system to enable employees, business partners and third parties to report in confidence any concerns that they have about criminal acts and similar serious offences.
On such matters all employees, business partners and third parties may contact the
Attorney Dr Rainer Buchert
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: + 49 69 710 33 330 o + 49 6105 92 1355
Fax: + 49 69 710 34 444
Dr Buchert will not consider complaints concerning matters which are not of a criminal or similar serious nature. When in doubt, he will advise on how to proceed.
All complaints will be treated in confidence. Dr Buchert is required by his statutory lawyers’ confidentiality obligations not to disclose the identity of callers without their explicit consent to do otherwise. He also has the right to refuse to give evidence (including the identity of whistleblowers) if requested by a court of law. Complaints to the ombudsman will only be passed on to the GLS Group once the consent of the complainant has been received.
Of course, concerns in respect of the above matters can also be reported to an employee’s line manager or other contact person within the GLS Group.