Whistleblower system of
rmw Kabelsysteme GmbH

rmw Kabelsysteme GmbH bears a high degree of responsibility towards its employees, customers, suppliers and business partners.
Compliance with national and international laws and regulations, internal rules and values has top priority in our company.

We have implemented an efficient whistleblower system to ensure that we can fairly and appropriately investigate reports of violations in dealings with our employees, customers, suppliers and business partners. Suspicious cases can be reported here confidentially and, if desired, anonymously.

Reporting of suspected cases

The whistleblower protection act is intended to expand the previously incomplete and inadequate protection of whistleblowers.

Whistleblowers are persons in companies and institutions who have become aware of irregularities and violations of the law in connection with their professional activities or in the run-up to a professional activity and report this information to the designated reporting offices in accordance with the law.

Violations within the meaning of Section 2 of the Whistleblower Protection Act include:

  • Criminal offenses, especially in the economic sector, e.g. theft, corruption, fraud, embezzlement, bribery
  • Violations of personal rights, e.g. (sexual) assault, discrimination, human rights violations
  • Violations of employment law, e.g. in relation to working hours and duties, youth employment protection, equal treatment, collective bargaining violations
  • Other violations of legal regulations, in particular occupational health and safety, health protection, environmental protection, data protection and other relevant regulations, laws and guidelines

The central external reporting office is the Federal Office of Justice.

Other external reporting offices are the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and the Federal Cartel Office.

rmw Kabelsysteme GmbH takes every report seriously and processes them according to an internally defined procedure, taking into account the applicable requirements of the Whistleblower Protection Act.


In 2019, the European Union adopted Directive EU 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of applicable EU law in their working environment. This may include, for example, people from their own workforce, partner companies or customers. The EU directive obliges companies with 50 or more employees and municipalities with 10,000 or more inhabitants to set up internal reporting channels.

Notification from the Federal Cartel Office dated 03.07.2023