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The Axel Springer Group is committed to responsible corporate management. Along with entrepreneurship and creativity, integrity is a core value in our Group and the foundation of our corporate culture. Responsible business practices, respect for human rights and the careful use of natural resources guide our entrepreneurial activities.
Compliance, in other words conforming to legal requirements and corporate policies, as well as voluntary self-commitments, is a key element of integrity. Violation of law and failure to adhere to the Code of Conduct and other internal rules are not tolerated in the Axel Springer Group.
This online whistleblowing system is available to employees as well as third parties (e.g., business partners, suppliers) to report possible compliance violations. Reports of actual or suspected violations of laws or other misconduct and shortcomings can be submitted via this platform confidentially and, if desired, anonymously. The system can also be used to report violations of human rights or damages to the environment within our supply chain.
Whistleblowers who submit reports in good faith will not suffer any adverse consequences. The system may not be used to knowingly submit false or defamatory statements or information.
Thank you very much for your support!
Florian von Götz
Chief Compliance Officer
Please note that the whistleblowing system is not an emergency call system. In emergencies such as fires or accidents, please contact the local police authorities or the established emergency channels of Axel Springer.