Ethics and integrity | G4-57

Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity

As is described in our Code of Conduct, various points of contact exist for our employees when it comes to voicing questions or concerns regarding ethical and legal behavior as well as integrity-related concerns. Employees can turn to their superiors in the first instance. If an employee cannot talk to their superior about their concern, for example, because this person is also affected, the employee can discuss the issue with an HR officer, the works council or the next highest superior. Our employees can also contact the responsible Compliance Officer at their site anonymously and confidentially. Violations of the Code of Conduct can also be reported anonymously using the Integrity Hotline. Additionally, our legal department is available to advise our employees on questions regarding legal behavior.