Porsche - Whistleblower System

Whistleblower System

Porsche rejects all forms of corruption, cartelization, money laundering or any other white-collar crime and does not tolerate any unlawful behavior by managers, employees, customers, business partners or public officials.

Porsche Does Not Tolerate Any Violations.

Porsche takes tips about potential violations very seriously. It investigates such information carefully and takes appropriate actions in response to detected violations, in compliance with applicable employment and co-determination laws.

Violations are intentional or negligent violations of applicable law (e.g. laws, ordinances, etc.) or internal company regulations, particularly violations of the Code of Conduct as well as violations of contractual obligations by employees of the Porsche Group that they commit in connection with or on the occasion of their work for the Porsche Group.

Managers and employees are obligated to report reasonable suspicions of potential violations to the Whistleblower System of Porsche, in particular the internal Whistleblower Office.

Executives, employees, customers or business partners of Porsche, public officials or other third parties can anonymously report reasonable suspicions of a violation by employees of the Porsche Group to two external lawyers of trust, known as Ombudspersons.

The Ombudsmen are available to whistleblowers as contact persons around the clock via various reporting channels free of charge. They treat all tips as part of their attorney-client privilege confidential and guarantee the whistleblowers (if needed) anonymity.

Whistleblowers do not have to fear sanctions or other disadvantages in submitting tips to the Whistleblower System.

Anyone who wishes to provide specific tips of potential violations relating to Porsche can contact the Ombudspersons as set forth below. The Ombudspersons are also available for a confidential personal conversation.

Contact Data of the Ombudspersons

Dr. Rainer Buchert, Lawyer
Address: Bleidenstraße 1, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)69 71033330 or +49 (0)6105 921355
Fax: +49(0)69 71034444
E-Mail: dr-buchert@dr-buchert.de

Thomas Rohrbach, Lawyer
Address: Wildgäßchen 4, 60599 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +49(0)69 65300356
Fax: +49(0)69 65009523
E-Mail: rohrbach@ra-rohrbach.de

Telephone Hotline

Details on how to contact the ombudspersons are available in the Group languages by calling +49 (0) 69 65 30 04 90.

Online Reporting

In addition to classic channels (telephone, fax, email, postal mail), tips can also be submitted online via the so-called Business Keeper Monitoring System (BKMS). The BKMS is a specially protected technological space, which has been developed specifically for the electronic submission of anonymous tips. Whistleblowers communicate via a virtual mailbox with an alias name that they can choose freely. Name, telephone number or other contact details are not collected. The BKMS can be reached on the website of the Ombudspersons from anywhere in the world at any time.

Direct contact to the Ombudspersons

In order for a tip to be processed and investigated correctly, it is important that it is as specific as possible. The five following W questions can be helpful:

  • Who?
  • What?
  • When?
  • How?
  • Where?

As a whistleblower, please make sure that your descriptions can also be understood by non-specialists. It is also helpful if you are available for further questions and do not submit your tip entirely anonymously, i.e. without the possibility of further questions.