Whistleblower | Our Grievance Mechanism: we listen, and we act

Whistleblower | Our Grievance Mechanism: we listen, and we act

When people are unfairly affected by the actions of a company or its employees, grievance or whistleblower mechanisms can help provide a remedy by offering people a confidential outlet to voice concerns and report wrongdoing. They also serve as an early warning system for companies and can provide valuable insights for broader human rights issues.

At Stahl, we want to make a positive contribution to the lives of our employees, customers, business partners, investors, and society at large. To do so, we seek to maintain a healthy, open dialogue with all our stakeholders around the world and to develop a mutual understanding with them on relevant topics.

We always encourage employees and other affected parties to proactively come forward with their concerns. Our formal Grievance Mechanism/Whistleblower policy is open to all Stahl employees as well as anyone outside the company. It is a way to raise and discuss issues and complaints in total confidence. To do a proper investigation of the situation, a good report is needed, as it is difficult to investigate anonymous unsubstantiated reports. To meet any concerns about confidentiality, we have also created a list of “Confidants”, people in the company with whom concerns can be raised at the local level in each region. A list of these “Confidants” is available in the Employee corner of the Corporate HR website. 

Any grievance you bring to us will receive full attention. The company will listen, take steps to investigate and address the issue, and seek appropriate action with the responsible party.

What should I report?

  • Suspicious behavior that may conflict with Stahl's Code of Conduct (e.g. non-compliance with regard to human rights, fundamental freedoms, environment, safety, health, corruption, bribes, fraud, harassment etc) ;
  • Suspicion of non-compliance with laws and regulations;
  • Any negative impact on people, communities, or the environment as a result of our activities.

How do I report an issue?
Both employees and other affected parties can come forward with their concerns by filling out our Stahl Whistleblower form for reporting a concern. You have the option to report your concern anonymously. Click on the button below to go to the form.


There are also some other options to report a concern as stated below:

  • Through your supervisor;
  • Through a Confidant (HR) per location as published on the employee corner;
  • Through any member of the Compliance Committee (Compliance Officer, the Group Director HR and/or the Stahl Group Tax & Legal manager) in person or by email: whistleblower@stahl.com;
  • By Phone: +31 416689210 (Stahl Group Tax & Legal manager);
  • By letter: addressed to Compliance Officer, the Group Director HR and/or the Stahl Group Tax & Legal manager.

Please visit the following webpage for further information about Stahl’s corporate social responsibility policies and statements.


Contact
Whistleblower | Our Grievance Mechanism: we listen, and we act
Alberta De Vries

Head of Tax & Compliance

Whistleblower | Our Grievance Mechanism: we listen, and we act
Alberta De Vries
Head of Tax & Compliance

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