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 data protection, 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.

On the other hand, customer complaints do not belong in the whistleblower system. Please address them to: contact@porsche.de.

Reasonable suspicions of potential violations by employees of the Porsche Group can be submitted to different reporting channels.

In addition to the internal whistleblower office, all whistleblowers can contact the ombudspersons around the clock via various reporting channels free of charge. Whistleblowers decide for themselves whether or not they wish to disclose their identity to Porsche. The ombudsmen ensure that information from whistleblowers who do not wish to be identified is forwarded anonymously to the whistleblower office. They treat all tips as part of their attorney-client privilege confidential and guarantee the whistleblowers (if needed) anonymity.

Contact Details

01 | Central Reporting Channel (Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG)

Address:
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Hauptabteilung Recht & Compliance GR
GR – Hinweisgeberstelle
Porscheplatz 1
70435 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711 911-24444
Fax: +49 (0)711 911-26396
E-Mail: whistleblower-office@porsche.de

02 | Local Reporting Channel (Porsche Deutschland GmbH)

Address:
Porsche Deutschland GmbH
Abteilungsleitung Recht & Compliance PDL
Porschestrasse 1
74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen
Phone: +49 (0)711 911-11776
E-Mail: pd.hinweisgeberstelle@porsche.de

03 | External Reporting Channel (Ombudspersons)

Dr. Rainer Buchert, Lawyer
Address: Kaiserstraße 22, 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

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

24/7 Volkswagen whistleblower hotline

In addition to this, regulatory violations can also be reported via the Volkswagen AG whistleblower hotline. The hotline is available around the clock and accepts tip-offs from all brands of the Volkswagen Group - if desired also anonymously. All tip-offs concerning Porsche that are received via the hotline are forwarded to the Porsche whistleblower office directly.

This is how you can reach the whistleblower hotline:
+ 800 444 46300* (international toll-free number)
+ 49 5361 946300 (chargeable number, if your local telephone provider does not support the toll-free service)

* Depending on the country you are calling from it is possible that the international toll-free hotline is not available since some telephone network providers do not support the service. If so, please use the offered chargeable number or your country-specific number.

CountryToll-free numberLocal telephone number
Brazil0800-5912743021-23911381
Mexico001-800-46102420155-71000355
Slovak Republic0800-00257602-33325602
USA833-6571574908-2198092
South Africa0800-994983021-1003533
Malaysia1-800-8195230154-600099
Argentina0800-6662992011-52528632
Germany0800-444-4630005361-946300

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.

Here you can submit your tip electronical via BKMS using any internet-enabled PC.

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

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

The data privacy information on the Whistleblower System can be found here: