BKMS System
Vallourec S.A.
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The Vallourec Code of Ethics sets out the values and defines the main principles of action of Vallourec with regards to its personnel, customers, suppliers and stakeholders. In order to detect, resolve and react appropriately to any non-compliant behavior with the Vallourec Code of Ethics, Vallourec set up the “Vallourec Integrity Line: Tell us!”.

The “Vallourec Integrity Line: Tell us!” is an internet-based reporting system, maintained by an independent company (Business Keeper AG), which allows you to report specific information concerning non-compliant behavior. This electronic system supplements the existing reporting channels provided by the Code of Ethics for Vallourec personnel, such as the line manager, the human resources manager or the Chief Ethics and Compliance officer, the local Ethics Correspondents.

Although anonymous reports are possible, we encourage users of this system to provide their name, to allow for optimal processing of alerts. All appropriate measures have been implemented in order to guarantee the strictest confidentiality about the facts described, your identity and the identity of the person involved.

If you would like to send your first report, please click here:
If you have already set up a postbox, you may login here:
  • Why should I submit a report?

    Vallourec is committed to conduct business fairly, ethically and transparently, and in compliance with all national, European and international rules and regulations.

    Submitting a report will help to ensure compliance with the principles set out in Vallourec’s Code of Ethics.

  • What is the process for submitting a report? How do I set up a postbox?

    To submit an anonymous or personalised report, start by clicking the ”Submit report“ button located on the top left side of our introduction page.

    There are 4 steps to the report process:

    1. First, you will be asked to read some information on the protection of your anonymity and to respond to a security query.
    2. On the following page, you will be asked about the category of your report.
    3. On the report page, you can elaborate on your report in your own words and answer questions about the incident by simply selecting responses. You can type up to 4,096 characters into the free text field, which corresponds to a full A4 page. You may also submit a file of up to 2MB to support your report. Please do bear in mind that documents can contain information that could allow to identify the author. Following the sending of your report, you will receive a reference number as confirmation that you have forwarded this report.
    4. Please subsequently set up your own secured postbox. You will receive feedback from us via this postbox, including answers to questions and information about the progress of your report.

    If you already have a secured postbox, you can access it directly via the ”Login“ button. First, you will have to answer a security query.

    As long as you do not enter any data from which conclusions about your person can be drawn, the technology of the BKMS® System will protect your anonymity.

    Please rest assured that we are interested only in the incident you are reporting. Malpractices should be revealed and financial losses prevented.

  • How do I receive feedback and remain anonymous at the same time?

    The overriding principle of the BKMS® procedure in use is the protection of the whistleblower. The system’s anonymity protection function is certified by an independent body.

    When setting up your secured postbox, please select your own pseudonym/user name and password. Your report is kept anonymous through encryption and other special security routines. You will never be asked for personal information at any time during the reporting process. Do not submit any information that can be traced back to you. Please do not use a computer that has been provided by your employer to submit your report.

    Via the secured postbox, an examiner will provide you with feedback on what is happening with your information or pose questions if details still need to be clarified - you will also remain anonymous during the dialogue.