GIZ’s whistleblowing system
Any violation of a law, internal rule or personal commitment can cause harm – to people outside the company, to an individual GIZ employee or to GIZ as a company.
GIZ's whistleblowing system is a vital early warning system for identifying potential grievances and initiating effective countermeasures. The objective is to avert or minimise possible damage within or outside the company as early as possible, which may result from the misconduct of individuals or from errors in the system.
We encourage all of you to report any legal violations or rule-breaking that is relevant to the work of GIZ. To make this possible, GIZ has set up an extensive whistleblowing system, which you can use to submit reports, especially on the following:
- Corruption and bribery
- Misappropriation, fraud and embezzlement
- Conflicts of interest
- Sexual misconduct and sexual exploitation
- Violations of human rights
- Violations of environment-related obligations (violations of environmental law)
GIZ always follows up on all grievances reported and ensures they are investigated resolutely and fairly. For this purpose, a standardised and transparent processing procedure with deadlines was developed. GIZ also does all it can to ensure there are no negative repercussions for the whistleblower, provided there was no wrongdoing on the part of the informant.