Dear Business Partners
Have you encountered any actions in conflict with RWE's interests – i.e., unethical or unlawful conduct within our company, infractions of the RWE Code of Conduct, or other situations or actions which you found to be at odds with the law or with internal rules and regulations at our company, and/or directly jeopardizing the interests of our company, such as fraud, violations of work safety and health protection rules, discrimination, or corruption? Please confide in us!
As a part of the prevention program Incorrect Conduct Prevention Policy, our company has been engaged in active cooperation with our business partners since 1 October 2009. The cornerstone for preventing actions against RWE's interests within the RWE Group is our corporate culture, which is tasked with creating an environment and an atmosphere in which actions in conflict with RWE's interests do not thrive.
One important component of corporate culture throughout the RWE Group is the RWE Code of Conduct, a tool which supports our efforts to always interact with everyone as an exemplary, reliable, and honest business partner and employer. We expect you to respect and observe the principles embodied by the Code of Conduct.
Our company has decided to combat any potential irregularities in this respect, and to this end established the Green Line – an anonymous hotline for you to report any suspicions of actions aimed against RWE's interests.
Guide to the Green Line you can find here.
Our company is committed to looking into any case of suspected action against RWE's interests, thoroughly investigating all cases brought to their attention, and using disciplinary and legal means to root out such conduct.
The Green Line is administered on behalf of RWE by the law firm CESTR & PARTNERS, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o., who offer this service in their capacity as an unbiased institution, through dedicated representatives whom you may contact both anonymously or on a name basis – the benefit of the latter being that you may request to be kept informed about the progress and the results of investigations. If you wish so, you may disclose your name to the staff of the Green Line but still remain anonymous vis-à-vis our company.
In the case of procurement procedures, receipt of a complaint over the Green Line has no suspensive effect on the tender.
All information related to internal investigation is strictly confidential.