As a company that has made water – the elixir of life – its business, we demand of ourselves that we act sustainably and responsibly in all our activities. We also express this by participating in the "50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders" initiative. We are guided by universal values and international standards. We have adopted the UN Global Compact as our guiding principle, and its fundamental principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption are anchored in our corporate values. We apply the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact in all our business activities, and commit in particular to:
The protection and security of the personal data of customers, suppliers, business partners and employees in accordance with the Europe-wide requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are of particular concern to us. If you have any questions in this regard, please read our data protection regulations or contact us at [email protected]
With your assistance, we can identify and clarify deficits, grievances and misconduct at an early stage. Reliable information helps us counter and correct violations early on, and to prevent harm to our company. Tips and information may be submitted by any employee of the BWT Group, as well as any customers, suppliers or other third parties anywhere in the world.
We trust in your integrity and thank you for your trust and cooperation.
The single most important principle guiding our whistleblower system (BKMS® Incident Reporting) is to protect the whistleblower. Anonymity protection functions are certified by an independent body.
In order to be able to fully investigate tip-offs, it is often necessary to question the whistleblower. For this reason, it is important that the whistleblower disclose his or her identity. However, we understand that there may be obstacles to providing information and that whistleblowers may prefer to remain anonymous. The whistleblower system therefore also allows anonymous tip-offs.
Tip-offs are kept anonymous through encryption and other special security routines.
In order to be able to guarantee that all tip-offs undergo an objective initial assessment, all information received is first forwarded directly to our external trusted lawyer. who is professionally bound to confidentiality and will maintain the anonymity of the whistleblower – including towards BWT.
After submitting a tip-off, you can set up a protected mailbox in our system to which only you have access. You can use this mailbox to communicate with our trusted lawyer – and do so anonymously if you wish.
This lawyer will conduct an initial review. Once the review has been completed, the lawyer will forward the information and the results to the BWT Compliance Team.
The secure mailbox also allows you to communicate with our BWT Compliance Team.
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