Internal reporting office (HinSchG)

According to the Whistleblower Protection Act, the internal reporting office is responsible for receiving reports indicating possible violations.

For this purpose, all incoming reports are carefully examined and treated confidentially.

Legal basis

The legal basis is the Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (“Whistleblower Directive”).

Implementation is carried out via the Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) – Act for a better protection of whistleblowers.

Who can report information of violations?

According to § 1 HinSchG, natural persons who have obtained information about violations in connection with their professional activities or in the run-up to a professional activity may report them.

What violations can be reported?

The scope of application of § 2 HinSchG includes all reports that report possible violations of EU law norms as well as criminal prohibitions.

Contact to the internal reporting office

E-mail: meldestelle@timmer. de

Anyone who provides information can also contact the federal reporting offices.

Data protection and confidentiality requirements

During the entire registration process, the necessary personal data are processed for documentation and verification. All incoming reports are to be treated confidentially with regard to the identity of the (informing) person for transmission to the persons involved in the fulfillment and clarification of the report, § 8 HinSchG. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. C GDPR in conjunction with §§ 10, 11 HinSchG.