Whistleblower protection law

Information on the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA)

With the entry into force of the HinschG, employees*, including employees who have already left, interns, self-employed people, freelancers, temporary workers and board members, will have the opportunity to report or disclose information about

1. Violations that are punishable by law

2. Violations that are subject to a fine if the violated regulation serves to protect life, limb or health or to protect the rights of employees or their representative bodies,

3. other violations of federal and state legislation as well as directly applicable legal acts of the European Union (see complete list in Section 1 Para. 2 HinschG)


The Käfer Group has set up an internal reporting point that all whistleblowers can contact. The procedure for internal reports in accordance with Section 17 of the HinschG is carried out in a highly confidential manner in compliance with the data protection guidelines (GDPR):

The internal reporting office will confirm receipt of a report to the person providing the information no later than seven days later. The validity of the received report and the factual scope of application are checked in accordance with Section 2 of the HinschG. If necessary, the person providing the information will be asked for further information. Appropriate follow-up measures will then be taken in accordance with Section 18 of the HinschG.

If you would like to make a report, you can contact the following complaint office in our company:

Ms. Anja Hariri
In-house lawyer

*For reasons of better readability, the simultaneous use of female and male language forms will be avoided in the following and the generic masculine will be used. All personal names apply equally to both genders.