The safe way to report significant violations
This whistleblowing portal (BKMS® Incident Reporting) is available to Bertelsmann employees and other persons as an additional channel for reporting significant violations, especially in the areas of white-collar crime (e.g. corruption, theft, misappropriation, money laundering), human rights, discrimination, and sexual harassment, as well as and anti-trust or data protection violations, or for seeking advice on these topics.
If possible, however, you first should take your concerns to people in your immediate working environment, such as your supervisor, the company management, the human resources department or – if present – the works council. Your local compliance officers are also available to discuss concerns.
If you have already exhausted these options or they are not applicable to your situation, you may use this whistleblowing portal to report potential significant violations or ask for advice.
Employees who report actual or perceived misconduct in good faith need not fear any adverse consequences. "In good faith" means that the employee is convinced that his/ her statement is accurate and true, regardless of whether a subsequent investigation might confirm or refute this statement. This system may not be used to knowingly submit false or slanderous statements or information.
We encourage everyone using this system to disclose their name. We will take all appropriate measures to protect the confidentiality of your report. You can find additional information on how your report will be processed on this page under "Privacy Statement".