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The heristo Group has set up a whistleblower portal where you can report serious issues concerning the respective group companies or their supply chain. If you decide to become a whistleblower, you will not face any repercussions from the heristo Group.

It is important to clarify that your report will go directly to our external ombudsman, FIRST PRIVACY BV in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, who will treat it confidentially and, after an initial review, forward it to the responsible persons within the Internal Audit Department of the heristo Group. FIRST PRIVACY will respect your wishes to be either named or kept anonymous. You can find more information about the handling of your report via the privacy policy of FIRST PRIVACY

In order to provide the best anonymity, we would like to make you aware that it is safer to use the TOR browser and make your report not from the company network.

Once you have submitted your report via the platform, you will receive a 12 digit code. This code will be the acknowledgement that your report has been received. You are able to use this code to log back into the portal to also comment anonymously, answer or pose additional questions/comments and be provided with an update on the process of your report within 3 months.

Please check in periodically to answer any additional questions or receive feedback.

You can submit reports of legal violations or abusive behavior, especially but not limited in to the following areas:

  • Public procurement
  • Financial services, financial products and financial markets, and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Product safety and compliance
  • Transportation safety
  • Environmental protection
  • Food safety
  • Animal and public health
  • Consumer protection
  • protection of privacy and personal data and security of network and information systems
  • Infringements of the Union's financial interests within the meaning of Article 325 TFEU and as further defined in relevant Union measures.
  • Infringements of internal market rules within the meaning of Article 26(2) TFEU, including infringements of Union rules on competition and State aid, as well as infringements of internal market rules in relation to acts that breach corporate tax rules or in relation to agreements aimed at obtaining a tax advantage contrary to the object or purpose of applicable corporate tax law.
  • Violations of the supply chain due diligence act
  • heristo Code of Conduct for Suppliers
  • Bribery and Corruption
  • Theft
  • Bullying
  • Human Rights
  • Child labor and forced labor
  • Corruption

Cases that are obviously not relevant will be deleted without further processing and without confirmation of receipt.

The following link takes you to the open-source whistleblower platform operated by FIRST PRIVACY BV our ombudsperson where you can file your report:

Whistleblower platform

You can find more information about the heristo Group's data protection policy here:

privacy policy
heristo aktiengesellschaft
Parkstraße 44-46
Germany D - 49214 Bad Rothenfelde
Tel.: +49 5424 299 0
Fax: +49 5424 299 333