The BPO Whistleblower System
Compliance with legal requirements and internal regulations is a top priority for Daimler. Only when rules and standards are complied with can we avoid causing damage to our company, our staff and our business partners. Misconduct must therefore be identified early. In order to investigate severe breaches in a fair and appropriate manner, we set up a whistleblower system in 2006. Employees of the Daimler Group and external parties can use this to report evidence of severe breaches of laws or internal regulations. Where permitted by the local data protection laws, anonymous reports are also possible. The Business Practices Office (BPO) receives reports of severe breaches which can lead to major damage to the company. This includes, for example, bribery, breaches of antitrust law and violations of accounting regulations. When processing the reports, the BPO ensures complete confidentiality. Furthermore, our whistleblower system places great importance on fairness – in dealing with both the whistleblowers and those affected by an accusation.
If you have concrete evidence of severe breaches of the law or regulations in connection with the Daimler Group, you can contact the BPO via the following contact details.
Business Practices Office (BPO)
Tel.: 0800 – 289 46 43 (only available within Germany)
You may use the reporting form to report suspicions of a severe violation – if desired anonymous – to the Business Practices Office (BPO).
The following hotlines are available in the local national language(s), 24 hours a day. If your country is not listed here, please contact the BPO under E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org