What is the BPO? The BPO (Business Practices Office) is our company's whistleblower system where concrete indications for severe violations of laws or internal regulations can be reported.
Why is a whistleblower system necessary? Only by being fair and honest can we achieve long-term goals together and create a spirit of trust in our company. Rules give us direction and help prevent arbitrariness and injustice. That is why it is important for all of us to adhere to laws and internal corporate regulations. Otherwise, the reputation of our company and of us as employees could suffer damage, compromising our economic success. So, violations must be identified quickly. It is an important element of good corporate governance.
Who can report? Employees of the Daimler Group and external parties can use this to report evidence of severe breaches of laws or internal regulations. Where permitted by the local data protection laws, anonymous reports are also possible.
What can be reported? The Business Practices Office (BPO) receives reports of severe breaches which can lead to major damage to the company. This includes, for example, bribery, breaches of antitrust (competition) law and violations of accounting regulations. When processing the reports, the BPO ensures complete confidentiality. Furthermore, our whistleblower system places great importance on fairness – in dealing with both the whistleblowers and those affected by an accusation. If you have concrete evidence of severe breaches of the law or regulations in connection with the Daimler Group, you can contact the BPO on the following contact details or by completing the BPO form.
BPO reporting form: You may use the reporting form to report suspicions of a severe violation – if desired anonymous – to the Business Practices Office (BPO). Link to BPO Reporting form: https://www2.daimler.com/forms/bpo-en.html Your reports help us in preventing severe disadvantages for our company and employees as well as our business partners and the general public. Thank you for your assistance.