Continental’s corporate spirit and ethics (e.g. integrity, honesty and compliance with the law) are documented in the Code of
Conduct, the BASICS and the Corporate Governance guidelines. The corporation and its stakeholders, e.g. employees,
customers, shareholders, partners and suppliers, are harmed through unethical, illegal and irresponsible activities. Your help is
therefore an important step in the fight against, and prevention of, illegal and dubious practices. The installation of a hotline in
resolving these incidents.
In the past, we received various anonymous contacts regarding alleged corruption and fraud within the corporation. A hotline
offers an opportunity to voluntarily provide information about fraudulent actions and breaches of ethics directly and
anonymously to the company.
Each employee who knows of illegal and dubious activities should use the hotline if he/she cannot discuss the issue with
his/her superior. Also, all stakeholders who are aware of illegal and dubious business activities involving Continental and its
employees are requested to use the hotline. To disregard and ignore such behaviour increases the damage and frustration.
Correct and honest behaviour will not lead to any disadvantages for the whistle-blower.
The hotline should be used to communicate the following suspicions of criminal activities:
Bribery, corruption, kickbacks
Data protection and IT security issues
Discrimination, harassment and other labour issues
Embezzlement, misappropriation, theft
Environmental protection, safety and health
Export and import regulations issues
Fair dealing including conflict of interest
Financial and banking manipulation Inc. insider trading
Misuse of assets or service and sabotage or vandalism
All contacts will be directed via an external service provider to Corporate Audit as well as Corporate Compliance and will be
promptly dealt with. You can support our work by voluntary providing us with contact information (phone number, email) so
that we can contact you for further information if required. All information, as is currently the case, will be taken seriously and
treated confidentially in accordance with the law.
After shutting down the old hotline from August 31, 2016 onwards open cases will be transferred to Integrity Line, but it may
take until mid of November before it is available for access in this new web based system. In case you haven’t had the
opportunity to extract your data from the old system, and want to re-access your report after September 1st 2016, we must
request you resubmit your case details with Integrity Line. By making sure to include at least date/week of submission,
accused person(s), location/company etc., we will be able to link your case details from the old provider to the new one.
Otherwise, all open cases will be transferred to Integrity Line, no later than mid of November.
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