MEAG’s Whistleblowing Portal
MEAG MUNICH ERGO AssetManagement GmbH is the asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO. MEAG MUNICH ERGO Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH provides investment solutions to private and institutional clients. Both are referred to as “MEAG”. You can use MEAG’s Whistleblowing Portal to report on either entity.
To facilitate the reporting of potential compliance violations and to ensure effective follow up, Munich Re and MEAG have implemented this secure and confidential whistleblowing system which also meets the requirements laid out in the EU Whistleblowing Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937).
Via our whistleblower platform anyone (incl. our employees, customers/clients, suppliers and other business partners as well as the general public – so called “Whistleblowers”) can report potential compliance violations from anywhere in the world, at any time and if so desired, anonymously.
Why whistleblowing matters
Munich Re’s and MEAG’s business and every underlying (trans-)action is based on responsible conduct and sustainable value creation. We attach great importance to the trust of our customers/clients, investors and employees as well as the general public. Compliance with all applicable statutory requirements and internal regulations by our own people as well as our business partners is of central importance for this and part of our business DNA.
To fulfil this requirement and to live up to our high ethical standards, we need to know about potential compliance violations our own people as well as our business partners are involved in. Munich Re and MEAG take any such indication for potential compliance violations very seriously and diligently follow up on respective suspicions.
How it works
When using our whistleblower platform, Whistleblowers can choose to file their reports with MEAG’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance department (LRC), Munich Re’s Group Compliance and Legal department (GCL) and/or the group wide Munich Re Ombudsperson. Confidentiality and the protection of the Whistleblowers is the top priority and guiding principle of our whistleblowing system and all reports will be handled on a strict “need to know” basis.
You have reached MEAG’s whistleblowing channel. If you would rather like to report via Munich Re’s group wide whistleblowing channel, you can find the respective platform via this link.
Suspecting another person of a compliance violation may have serious consequences for those implicated. For that reason, the whistleblower platform is to be used responsibly. Whistleblowers are encouraged to only provide information whose correctness they are convinced about to the best of their knowledge and belief. As long as Whistleblowers had reasonable grounds to believe that the information reported was true at the time of their report, Whistleblowers do not suffer any retaliation as a consequence for their reports and any attempted retaliation would in itself be considered a severe compliance violation. Vice versa, deliberately making a false report also qualifies as a severe compliance violation and may have serious consequences under criminal and labour law.
- Who can report?
- What can be reported?
- Where can I report?
- Who can I address my report to?
- How can I report something, how do I set up a postbox?
- What happens after my report is filed? Do I receive feedback?
- How can I receive an answer, yet at the same time remain anonymous?
- Is my report confidential/ anonymous?
- Do I have to fear retaliation for my report?