BKMS System
Infineon Technologies AG
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Infineon Integrity Line - your reports are important to us

Infineon provides this whistleblowing portal to employees and external persons in order to receive reports on potential violations of the law and internal regulations.

We attach great importance to transparency. By rapidly detecting errors and reacting to them we can ensure that small problems do not become big problems.

Reports can be submitted both in writing as well as by telephone. We encourage you to give us your contact details so that we may clarify any open question with you. The confidentiality of your data is always ensured. If you prefer to submit an anonymous report, the BKMS® System will provide technical protection for your identity, as long as you do not provide any details which may personally identify you.

Nobody who reports a suspected compliance violation in good faith needs to fear any negative consequences even if the report turns out to be unfounded.

Thank you very much for your cooperation,

Your Compliance Team

If you would like to send your first report, please click here:
If you have already set up a postbox, you may login here:
Information about submission via telephone:
  • On which topics can I submit reports?

    In principle, you may submit reports on all violations against legal and in-house regulations. This whistleblowing system is available for you when you see or suspect such violations.

    The system has been designed for reports on the following cases in particular:

    • Anti-competitive practices
    • Corruption
    • Conflicts of interest
    • Dealing with corporate property
    • Dealing with information and intellectual property
    • Workplace and environment legislation
    • Conduct

    If you are unsure which regulations apply in our company, please refer to the Business Conduct Guidelines which you can find on both the internet and Intranet.

  • How will my report be processed? How do I set up a postbox?

    To submit an anonymous or personalised report, start by clicking the “Submit Report” button located on the top left side of our introduction page.

    There are 4 steps to the report process:

    1. First, you will be asked to read some information on the protection of your anonymity and to respond to a security query.
    2. On the following page, you will be asked about the category of your report.
    3. On the report page, you can elaborate on your report in your own words and answer questions about the case by simply selecting responses. You can type up to 4,096 characters into the free text field, which corresponds to a full A4 page. You may also submit a file of up to 2 MB to support your report. Please bear in mind that documents can contain information about the author. Following the submission of your report, you will receive a reference number to confirm that you have sent this report.
    4. Please subsequently set up your own secured postbox. You will receive feedback from us via this postbox, including answers to questions and information about the progress of your report.

    If you already have a secured postbox, you can access it directly via the “Login” button. First, you will have to answer a security query.

    As long as you do not enter any data from which conclusions about your person can be drawn, the BKMS® System will protect your anonymity technically.

    Please rest assured that we are interested only in the case you are reporting. Malpractices should be revealed and financial losses prevented.

    If you prefer to submit a verbal report, this can be done using the “Submit report via telephone" button. Here it will be explained what you need to do.

    After submitting your report, it will be forwarded to the responsible Regional Compliance Officer.

  • How do I receive feedback if I have chosen to submit an anonymous report?

    The overriding principle of the BKMS® procedure in use is the protection of the whistleblower. The system’s anonymity protection function is certified by an independent body.

    When setting up your secured postbox, please select your own pseudonym/user name and password. Your report is kept anonymous through encryption and other specialised security measures. Do not submit any information that can be traced back to you if you would like to remain anonymous. You will never be asked for personal information at any time during the reporting process. Please do not use a computer provided by your employer to submit your report.

    Via the secured postbox, the responsible Regional Compliance Officer will give you feedback on the further processing of your information, or ask you questions if some details are still unclear - you remain anonymous throughout the dialogue. We are interested in reports to avoid damage, not in you as a whistleblower.

  • Information about Data Protection

    At Infineon we take data protection and confidentiality very seriously and adhere to the current national data protection regulations. Please read this data protection information carefully before submitting a report.

    1. Purpose of the whistleblowing system

    The whistleblowing system (BKMS® System) serves for securely and confidentially receiving, processing and managing reports submitted by you concerning infringements or violations against internal regulations.

    In principle, this may be done in writing or over the telephone.

    2. What should be reported and where can I seek advice?

    Non-conforming practices from the following areas may be reported:

    • Anti-competitive practices
    • Corruption
    • Conflicts of interest
    • Handling of company property
    • Handling of information and intellectual property
    • Health and safety or environmental regulations
    • Behaviour
    • I seek advice

    You may use this system even if you have queries concerning Business Conduct Guidelines or would like to address an issue that does not belong to the given categories.

    3. Responsible authority and data security

    The authority responsible for data protection in the whistleblowing system is Infineon Technologies AG, Compliance Department, Am Campeon 1-15, 85579 Neubiberg, Germany.

    This whistleblowing system is operated by a specialised company, Business Keeper AG, Bayreuther Str. 35, 10789 Berlin in Germany, on behalf of Infineon.

    Personal data and information entered into the whistleblowing system are stored in a high-security data centre in Germany operated by Business Keeper AG. Data inspection may only be carried out through Infineon due to established technical measures. Access to the data is restricted to a very small set of explicitly authorised persons of Infineon. Business Keeper AG and other third parties do not have access to the data. This is ensured in the certified procedure through extensive technical and organisational measures.

    4. Type of personal data collected

    Use of the whistleblowing system takes place on a voluntary basis. If you submit a report via the whistleblowing system, we collect the following personal data and information:

    • your name, if you choose to reveal your identity,
    • whether you are employed at Infineon, and
    • the names of persons and other personal data of persons that you name in your report.

    5. Confidential handling of reports

    Incoming reports are received by a small selection of expressly authorised and specially trained employees of the Compliance Organisation of Infineon and always handled confidentially. The employees of the Compliance Department evaluate the matter and perform any further investigation required by the specific case.

    Within the framework of processing a report or within a special investigation, it may be necessary to share reports with additional employees of Infineon e.g. if the reports refer to incidents in subsidiaries of Infineon.

    If you report cases within the European Union/EEA, your personal data will be processed in accordance with European and applicable national data protection laws, in particular the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). If you report cases outside of the European Union/EEA, your personal data will, if necessary, also be processed on-site by subsidiaries of Infineon in accordance with the regional data protection laws after inspection by the Compliance Department.

    If legally required, we will forward your report on to the local law enforcement agencies.

    All persons who receive access to the data are obligated to maintain confidentiality.

    6. Retention period of personal data

    Personal data is retained for as long as necessary to clarify the situation and perform a concluding evaluation. After the report processing is concluded, this data is deleted in accordance with the statutory requirements.

    7. Using the whistleblowing system

    Communication between your computer and the whistleblowing system takes place over an encrypted connection (SSL). Your computer IP address will not be stored during your use of the whistleblowing system. In order to maintain the connection between your computer and the whistleblowing system, a cookie is stored on your computer that merely contains the session ID (a so-called session cookie). This cookie is only valid until the end of your session and expires when you close your browser.

    It is possible to set up a postbox either online or by telephone within the whistleblowing system that is secured with an individually chosen pseudonym/user name and password. This allows you to submit reports to the responsible employee at Infineon either by name or anonymously, in writing or by telephone. The system does not generate any emails and the data can only be stored and read in the system.

    8. Note on sending attachments

    When submitting a report or an addition, you can send attachments to the responsible Infineon employee.

    If you wish to submit an anonymous report, please take note of the following security advice:

    Files can contain hidden personal data that could endanger your anonymity. Remove this data before sending. If you are unable to remove this data or are uncertain about how to do so, copy the text of your attachment into your report text or send the printed document anonymously to the address listed in the footer, citing the reference number received at the end of the reporting process.

    In order to continue with the ongoing development of the system, Infineon may amend this data protection guideline at any time in accordance with data protection regulations.

    I consent to the processing of my personal data by submitting a personalised report. If you do not consent to this, please keep your information anonymous.

    Version: September 2017