Whistleblower system and complaint management in accordance with the German Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz, LkSG)

Mestemacher GmbH has established a digital whistleblower system with Dr. Carsten Thiel von Herff, LL.M. as part of its compliance strategy. Attorney Dr. Carsten Thiel von Herff is available to serve as an independent counsel (ombudsman). All employees, business partners, suppliers, customers and other third parties can contact him confidentially as well as anonymously.

Topics for which the counsel can serve as a point of contact include, but are not limited to:

  • Corruption / bribery
  • Theft, fraud
  • Discrimination
  • Misconduct
  • Competitive / anti-trust violations
  • Bullying
  • Sexual harassment
  • Violations of occupational safety regulations, data privacy specifications, quality assurance guidelines or environmental protection regulations
  • Disclosure of confidential information.

The counsel is able to receive tips regarding potential violations of the law or internal regulations (whistleblower management). In addition, he handles the complaint process in accordance with the German Supply Chain Act (code of procedure). The complaint process allows individuals to submit tips regarding human rights and environmental risks, as well as regarding violations of human rights or environmental obligations resulting from the business activities of a company within their own business area or the activities of a direct or indirect supplier.

The whistleblower platform is available in multiple languages.

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Code of conduct for business partners

The basic principle for the actions of Mestemacher GmbH is a sustainable, socially responsible and lawful corporate behavior in its own company and in its relationships with business partners*.

In line with this basic principle, this Code of Conduct describes the minimum requirements that suppliers of Mestemacher GmbH must comply with.

* The term always refers to persons or groups of persons of any gender. The choice of words is merely intended to simplify the language of the text.