Whistleblower System

Compliance with laws, especially in accordance with the German laws: "Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz" (Whistleblower Protection Act) and "Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz" (Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains), regulations and internal guidelines has the highest priority at WAGO. Only if these regulations are followed can we prevent damage to our company, our employees, and our business partners, as well as third parties, and fulfill our responsibility to society and nature. Misconduct must therefore be recognized early on, dealt with, and stopped immediately.

To ensure this, everyone needs to be vigilant and willing to report serious potential rule violations and legal violations where there is concrete evidence. This applies to suspicion of:

  • Bribery, corruption
  • Fraud of any kind and embezzlement
  • Environmental and Occupational Safety
  • Violation of social standards and human rights
  • Data Protection and Information Security
  • Competition and antitrust law
  • Export controls
  • Tax law
  • Violations against the ZVEI-VDMA Code of Conduct

Tips that are received are treated as confidential and have no negative effect on the whistleblower. Please use the whistleblower system responsibly and only share information that you are certain is true to the best of your knowledge.

To allow your tip to be processed appropriately, it is important for it to be as specific as possible and for the description to be comprehensible to non-specialists as well.

It is helpful for your tip to answer the following five questions:

  • Who?
  • What?
  • When?
  • How?
  • Where?

For more information on whistleblower management, whistleblower feedback and whistleblower protection, please see the PDF file below.