Clear rules are important to us
Trust and credibility are the basis of our business
Voith is aware of its responsibility to society, and it acts accordingly. We recognize the duty of our company and our employees to serve the common good. The purpose of this Code of Conduct is therefore to summarize the norms that must be observed by Voith employees worldwide in order to ensure the continuation of the company's long tradition of honesty and decency.
Compliance help desk
Our whistleblower scheme / Complaints procedure (German supply chain act (LkSG))
Our Compliance Management System aims to establish an active value system and reinforce the staff's individual responsibility, going much further than straightforward compliance with legislation and regulations. This includes acting jointly to prevent and combat conduct that financially harms or discredits our company, staff or partners.
Through the company-wide whistleblower scheme, we are providing all staff and external individuals with a mechanism to ensure that conduct within the company complies with the law and that breaches are detected. In particular, human rights and environmental risks and violations of human rights and environmental obligations can be reported here in accordance with the Geman Supply Chain Act (LkSG). In this regard, we refer to the Rules of Procedure (§8 para. 2 LkSG). There, the due diligence obligations according to the LkSG are listed, for which notifications according to the LkSG can be submitted.
If you want to report wrongdoings, you recognized you can contact the help desk staff listed below, who will naturally treat all information as confidential in accordance with the law. Also anonymous reports will be processed.
You can submit your tips not only to Voith itself. It is possible to report the information to the following government authorities at any time. The processing of the information received there is based on the regulations of the respective authority.
Whistleblowers who report wrongdoings for ethical or moral reasons are not informers. They are giving significant assistance in safeguarding both the values of our society and the values by which we work together in the company. Please bear in mind, however, that the statements you make about others could lead to decisions that will have consequences for these people. We ask that you only make information available to us which, to the best of your knowledge, is accurate.
With your help, therefore, criminal activities can be detected at an early stage, offenders can be investigated and further harm can be avoided.
You can contact any of the people listed. At the very least English will be spoken along with the language of the country. Please note the normal office hours for the country in each case, as the contact persons are normally only available at those times.
Please note that, for the time being, our electronical whistleblower scheme is not yet in operation for information related to France and Norway because the necessary authorizations from the authorities concerned in these countries are not yet fully in place. Once they are in place, it will be possible to use the whistleblower system in these countries too. Information passed on in a manner which disregards these rules will not be processed through the whistleblower scheme; such information submitted will be deleted or destroyed.
In the following file you will find legal information about our whistleblowing system.
The Code of Conduct
Inform yourself about our standards and values. Here you can download the Voith Code of Conduct.
Management Board declaration on human trafficking, forced labor and child labor
Voith rejects any form of human trafficking, forced labor or child labor. This declaration complies with the "UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948," the "California Transparency in Supply Chains Act 2010" and the "UK Modern Slavery Act 2015."