We have created the Tell me! whistleblower portal to uncover non-compliant conduct. 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 2020, 113 compliance-related reports were made to Deutsche Telekom via the “Tell me!” portal (122 reports were made in the previous year). 12 of those are still being reviewed for plausibility (as of December 31, 2020). A total of 38 were confirmed as actual misconduct and were prosecuted accordingly. 63 plausible reports were investigated as compliance cases.
Receipt and handling of tip-offs on the “Tell me!” portal*
|1 060||1 058||953|
|Compliance-relevant tip-offs||113|| |
|Thereof anonymous tip-offs||57|| |
* Tip-offs received directly by the international companies are only included here if they are relevant to the Group.