Are you aware of any violations or do you have any concerns about known or suspected violations of SICPA’s Code of Conduct or any other regulation?
SICPA applies a zero-tolerance policy to violations of the Code of Business Conduct and other rules and as such, encourages employees and other stakeholders to raise any concerns they might have.
In such a situation please contact the responsible management team at SICPA by email, phone or in-person.
If you are uncomfortable with it, you can use our confidential Speak Up Line, consisting of an electronic post box and telephone-hotline, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, operating in multiple languages.
The Speak Up Line is managed by an independent service provider and there is no tracking of your IP address or phone number. SICPA Chief Compliance Officer conducts investigations into all complaints and escalates any substantiated cases of misconduct to management for appropriate action.
SICPA has a non-retaliation policy and will not accept retaliation against whistleblowers who report in good faith.
Attention! This is not a mechanism to report an emergency situation.
If the report does not meet the Speak Up Line criteria, your entire report will be forwarded, after a comprehensive review, to the responsible unit (e.g. HR) at SICPA for local handling. Thereby your suspicion can be clarified locally. Your information will be treated confidentially by those parties as well.
Please note that the Speak Up Line may not process reports which do not contain concrete indications, due to legal reasons. SICPA takes the reports made through this site seriously. Do not intentionally include false or misleading information in your report. The intentional reporting of false or misleading information can result in civil or criminal liability.
Information about the Speak Up Line
Our Speak Up Hotline (also known as Whistleblower System) is an important instrument for good corporate governance. It helps in quickly identifying violations of laws and internal regulations, so we can investigate them without delay and address any proven misconduct. If left unaddressed, violations of laws and regulations can cause severe damage for the company, its employees and business partners as well as the general public.
If you have concrete indications of high-risk violations in connection with the SICPA Group or its employees, you can contact the Speak Up Line. The Speak Up Line offers employees and people outside of SICPA a channel to report potential misconduct. The Speak Up Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in 15 languages.
In particular, the violations that pose a high risk to the company include the following:
- Corruption, anti-trust and money laundering offences
- Theft, fraud and undue enrichment offences of significant scope or amount
- Severe injury to physical or mental well-being
- Severe cases of sexual harassment, discrimination and racism
- Criminal violations of data protection rules
- Accounting and bookkeeping violations with a significant impact
- Serious violations in connection with engineering specifications and/or technical safety
- Violations of human rights (e.g. violating the principles of the UN Global Compact or modern slavery legislation)
- Severe violations in connection with environmental regulations
- Export control or sanctions violations
- Severe violations of the integrity of the Speak Up system, (e.g. severe violation of whistleblower anonymity or reporting obligations)
- Other violations causing the company to suffer significant losses
- Violations that are likely to do severe harm to the company's reputation
- Severe violations of the Group's internal agreements to the disadvantage of employees
Here you have the possibility of describing your suspicion of a major risk violation in greater detail. It is a good idea to provide contact details (e.g. an e-mail address or telephone number) in case there are any questions. Your information will be treated confidentially, and you can also send your report to the Speak Up Line anonymously.
If outside of Switzerland, local legal requirements apply. Compliance with the local regulations will be checked by the Compliance Office before processing a report. The criteria for responsibility can vary based on local legal requirements. This review will be conducted after a report is received by the case managers of the Speak Up Line.