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Corporate Governance & Compliance

at Energiekontor AG

At Energiekontor, we are committed to responsible, reliable and sustainable corporate governance. To this end, we not only comply with statutory regulations and follow recognised standards, but we also aim to constantly develop our own standards and goals through regular critical scrutiny. 

Whistleblower system 

Energiekontor AG ("Energiekontor") provides a whistleblowing system. It can be used by employees of the Group as well as by external parties. Energiekontor thus gives internal and external whistleblowers the opportunity to take action against violations of proper and responsible corporate governance without worrying about personal prosecution, business or professional disadvantages or even the loss of their job. This is the only way to uncover major grievances and bring about improvements.

Employees of the Group and external whistleblowers have the opportunity to inform our external ombudsman about violations of legal regulations or compliance rules. This includes breaches of rules such as fraud, bribery offences, breaches of antitrust law, breaches of the Money Laundering Act and other legal and regulatory violations.

For this purpose, Energiekontor has engaged Mr Reinhard Engel, lawyer, as its external ombudsman. Mr Engel handles all information about suspected criminal offences and other breaches of laws and regulations relating to Energiekontor from all employees of the Group and third parties. No costs or legal fees are incurred by the person providing the information. As an external ombudsman, Mr Engel will protect the identity of the whistleblower in the best possible way if requested. Any information received will always be treated confidentially and competently reviewed.

Ombuds service

Reinhard Engel
KEF Kanzlei Engel & Feest Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Schwachhauser Heerstrasse 59
28211 Bremen

Phone: +49 (0)421-163036-0
Fax: +49 (0)421-163036-10
E-mail: engel@kef-legal.de
Web: www.kef-legal.de/en/law-firm

Other external reporting channels

In addition, whistleblowers can use the external reporting channels of the federal government:

External Reporting Office of the Confederation at the Federal Office of Justice (BfJ) (in German only)
Whistleblower system of the Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt)