Integrity and compliance with laws and regulations are top priorities and cornerstones of Scania’s corporate culture. To encourage a speak-up culture and to detect potential wrongdoings, Scania operates a global whistleblowing system. The whistleblowing system and procedures for conducting internal investigations are governed by a Scania Group Policy.
Scania’s whistleblowing system is based on fundamental principles such as protection of the whistleblower and the whistleblower’s right to anonymity, as well as presumption of innocence and fairness of investigations. Dedicated functions within Group Compliance, Corporate Security, Group Internal Audit and HR handle incoming hints and internal investigation. The Scania whistleblowing system is aligned with TRATON SE’s whistleblowing system, and Scania departments involved in whistleblowing and internal investigations work closely with colleagues at the TRATON Investigation Office.
Persons who are aware of potential misconduct, in particular violations of laws and Scania’s Code of Conduct, committed by Scania employees in connection with performing their duties at Scania, are encouraged to speak up and report. There are several reporting channels available:
Scania reporting channels
· direct manager
· HR function (local or central)
· Scania Group Compliance (email@example.com)
· Group Internal Audit
· Corporate Security
If a manager or an HR function receives a whistleblowing hint, the information must be escalated to the dedicated whistleblowing functions, as set out in Scania’s internal procedures.
TRATON/VW reporting channels
· TRATON Investigation Office (Investigation-Office@traton.com)
· Speak up! portal: https://www.bkms-system.net/TRATON. The portal is available in several languages. The whistleblower can choose to submit the hint via Speak up! anonymously. Files related to the incident can be uploaded on the secure portal. The TRATON Investigation Office will contact the whistleblower for further actions or questions via the Speak up! portal , which guarantee anonymity if requested.
· 24/7 Volkswagen Whistleblower hotline numbers:
+49 5361 946300. (Please note international call charges may apply) or
+800 444 46300 (Dial international access code + number).
This is a toll-free number and internationally accessible from selected countries. The 24/7 Volkswagen Whistleblower hotline is available at all times and in several languages. The hotline uses a secured transfer channel from a call centre to the TRATON Investigation Office.
As regards whistleblowing in Sweden, certain limitations apply regarding reporting through specifically established reporting channels, such as direct reporting to the Investigation Office at TRATON, the Speak Up! portal and the 24/7 Volkswagen Whistleblower hotline numbers. The TRATON/VW Reporting Channels shall only be used for reporting if the information relates to persons in key-positions or management positions within Scania or VW and the information includes suspicions that the person in question has been participating in serious irregularities relating to accounting, internal accounting controls, auditing matters, fight against bribery, banking and financial crime or other serious irregularities relating to Scania’s vital interest or individuals life and health. The Scania Reporting Channels can always be used for reporting in Sweden.
Scania will treat all reports on potential misconduct seriously. However, reports in bad faith containing knowingly false and untrue allegations against Scania employees are not tolerated. Such reports constitute themselves potential misconduct, which can be subject to internal investigations and potential sanctions against the person making such reports.