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Whistleblowing System

Our commitment to good team spirit and
cooperation, sustainability and environmental protection

A lot has changed since Hako was founded more than 70 years ago – both in the world and for us. What has not changed is our will and commitment to develop and produce machines with the best technology and intuitive operation for sustainable use. Our employees, suppliers and partners as well as our customers and operators of our machines enjoy the highest priority. In order to maintain the closest possible contact and exchange with them, our whistleblowing system is the first point of contact.

Whistleblowing System

Hako offers the possibility to contact an internal, outsourced and independent whistleblower portal in case of suspicion or knowledge of illegal or unethical actions and thus to contribute to the detection of violations of rules. 

It is possible to report misconduct by employees in our group of companies as well as by our suppliers and service providers with regard to possible violations of the law or actions that are harmful to the company, such as corruption, bribery, fraud, other criminal offences, child labour, slavery, lack of occupational safety, exploitation and discrimination. 

Whistleblowers will not suffer any disadvantage as a result of making a report. Reports can be made in German and English. Reports can also be made anonymously if desired.

If you have concrete, justified indications of legal violations or breaches of rules at Hako or suspect such violations, you have the following options for contacting us:

The confidential reporting office (WhistleFox) can be contacted around the clock by web form, e-mail, fax or post and by telephone every working day during normal office hours.

The contact person is Dr Christoph Schork, attorney-at-law.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
z. Hd. Dr. Christoph Schork
Magnusstraße 13
D-50672 Köln


In addition, there is the possibility of reporting to official external reporting offices. These are, for example:
·         the external reporting office of the federal government at the Federal Office of Justice;
·         external reporting offices of the respective federal state;
·         specific responsible external reporting offices, e.g. at the Federal Cartel Office.


Please note that the whistleblowing system is not intended for complaints. If you are dissatisfied with regards to the products or services of Hako, please contact your respective contact person in the company. 

For information according to the German Supply Chain Duty of Care Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz), you can find further procedural information here:

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