We want to strengthen the trust of our employees, stakeholders, business partners and shareholders for the long term. Our aim is therefore to comply with rules and the law in our conduct in every situation and relationship. Because we are convinced that a strong compliance culture is indispensable and makes a major contribution to achieving our corporate objectives.
The Code of Conduct forms the basis for our business activities and is of key importance both for the company and for all employees. That’s because it defines standards of conduct for our actions and offers all employees guidance for making the right decisions in daily business life. In addition to topics such as dealing with each other, the environment, safety requirements and information, it’s also about the right conduct with respect to invitations and gifts, conflicts of interest and on social media. It also provides information about who employees can contact if they have questions about the topics in the Code of Conduct, but also if they want to report violations of the Code of Conduct.
Both our employees and third parties have the opportunity to report potential compliance violations via our whistleblower portal SpeakUp. The report can be made in different languages, in total anonymity, either by telephone or via a secure website. Our Compliance department will verify the plausibility of every report received and, if necessary, contact the whistleblower via the SpeakUp portal. Whistleblowers can rest assured that their report will be treated confidentially and that Wintershall Dea will never make efforts to reveal the identity of an anonymous whistleblower.