Confidential submission of reports
As a non-profit federal company, GIZ has a special obligation to handle (public) funds entrusted to it efficiently and responsibly, to provide full and proper accounting and to represent its work transparently to the public.
GIZ is committed to values. We are obligated to uphold the values of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany and we advocate for human rights, equal opportunities and integrity as well as fair handling of conflicting interests and goals. Integrity is an essential and fundamental aspect of our daily work.
To live up to this standard, to identify flaws in the system as well as malpractices by individuals and thereby to avoid harm both inside and outside the company, we have a great interest in receiving reports of verifiable or suspected violations. This whistleblower portal serves as a communication channel for reports concerning serious violations of the code of conduct at GIZ, internal company rules or applicable laws. All reports are carefully evaluated and handled confidentially.
GIZ ensures that there are no negative consequences for any whistleblower who submits a justified report.