We have created the “Tell me!” whistleblower portal to uncover non-compliance. Both our employees and external parties such as business partners and customers can use the portal to report misconduct – and can do so anonymously. We have introduced a Group-wide reporting process to control and monitor these activities.
In 2019, 122 compliance-related reports were made to Deutsche Telekom via the “Tell me!” portal (137 reports were made in the previous year). 27 of those are still being reviewed for plausibility and investigations are being made into 60 plausible reports (as of December 31, 2019). A total of 38 were confirmed as actual misconduct and were prosecuted accordingly. 13 cases are currently still being investigated.
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Hints: Most of the reports submitted in 2019 were related to fraud, breach of trust, embezzlement, theft, target manipulation and unfair sales practices. Tipp-offs reported to portals in a business unit are only counted for the central Tell me! portal if Group relevant.