Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Confidential reporting of information

This is the whistleblower portal of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

This whistleblower portal serves as a communication channel for reports concerning serious violations of our internal company code of conduct and rules as well as applicable laws. For a report to be processed, it must be related to the work of GIZ.

The following circumstances can be reported in particular:

  • Corruption and bribery
  • Embezzlement, fraud, misappropriation
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Sexual misconduct and sexual exploitation
  • Violations of human rights
  • Violations of environment-related obligations

After receipt, all reports are carefully evaluated and handled confidentially by the case examiners in the Compliance and Integrity Unit. It helps a lot if the reported facts are backed up with as much information as possible and a postbox is set up for possible queries.

Within its abilities, GIZ ensures that there are no negative consequences for any whistleblower who submits a substantiated report.

By submitting your report, you are helping us to prevent or remedy damages at an early stage within and outside our company. We would like to thank you for this support.

Please note: General complaints (e.g. regarding tenders or recruitment procedures) that are not related to serious breaches of conduct, rules or laws should be addressed to the relevant contacts within the company please.

Why should I submit a report?
What sort of reports will help GIZ?
What is the process for submitting a report? How do I set up a postbox?
How do I receive feedback and remain anonymous at the same time?