To meet these values and to avoid or minimize potential risks due to regulatory violations, it is crucial that potential regulatory violations by employees or external partners are identified at an early stage, clarified, and stopped, and that disciplinary measures are applied where necessary.
To encourage a speak-up culture and to detect potential wrongdoings, the TRATON GROUP operates a global independent, impartial, and confidential whistleblowing system managed in collaboration between Scania Corporate Investigation Office and the TRATON Investigation Office. Besides the Scania Corporate Investigation Office as the first contact point for whistleblowers at Scania, the TRATON Investigation Office also can be addressed as central point of contact for all brands within the TRATON Group.
The Scania whistleblowing system and procedures for conducting internal investigations are governed by Scania Group Policy 20. Our whistleblowing system is based on fundamental principles such as the protection of whistleblowers and individuals supporting the investigation. We respect whistleblowers’ right to confidentiality, and we uphold the presumption of innocence and fairness of investigations towards any persons concerned. Information received via the whistleblowing system will be reviewed fairly, promptly, and in a sensitive manner and will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. No actions are taken to identify anonymous whistleblowers. We have zero tolerance for retaliation against whistleblowers. However, any report in bad faith will be treated as serious regulatory violations.
Dedicated functions at Scania within Governance, Risk & Compliance, Security, Audit, Legal and People and Culture support the investigations. An investigation is only initiated after a careful examination of the facts and reasonable suspicion of a regulatory violation. Scania departments involved in whistleblowing and internal investigations work closely with colleagues at the TRATON Investigation Office, especially regarding potential serious regulatory violations.