Under the 3 cornerstones of "prevent – detect – respond", we implemented unambiguous and binding principles of conduct. They ensure that Siemens Gamesa acts according to law as well as to internal policies set out in the Business Conduct Guidelines.
The motto stands for the following measures:
Prevent: Measures such as risk management, policies and procedures, training and communication make it possible to avoid systematic misconduct.
Detect: Compliance work requires complete transparency for early detection of issues. This is accomplished either via defined tools that assess whether the processes are correctly implemented and/or by whistleblowing channels such as the ‘Integrity Hotline’, as well as professional and fair investigations.
Respond: Explicit consequences and clear reactions to misconduct are important to prevent it from happening again in the future.
Because compliance is the basis of our business activity and the key to our integrity.
Only clean business is our business. Siemens Gamesa has zero tolerance for corruption, fraud, money laundering, and breaches of fair competition principles or other laws. This applies worldwide and at all levels of the organizations. In case of violations, we take swift action. Every employee is an important element in the program and is encouraged to contribute.
The collection, processing, usage, and storage of personal data is an integral part of our business. Thus, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy takes data protection seriously. We follow the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union.
Export Control and Customs
Siemens Gamesa uses and ships commodities and technologies that are classified as dual-use goods. In this regard, our business must always comply with export control laws. Our mission is to first secure the Export Control and Customs compliance and second reduce the cost of wind energy.
Our Integrity Hotline is a whistleblower tool that offers the opportunity to report compliance violations in a secure manner, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in 13 languages, online or via telephone. Employees and management can use it, as can customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in case they have witnessed or learned about any irregular conduct.
We take data security very seriously: The reports can be sent anonymously, if desired. The system is managed by a third party supplier who ensures that messages and senders cannot be traced. All data supplied in a report is maintained on secure servers in Germany and the reported content is handled exclusively by Siemens Gamesa Compliance.
Moreover, we protect internal whistleblowers who report information to the best of their knowledge, with special regulations. However, intentional reporting of false information is prohibited by law in many countries.
When you timely report suspected misconduct, it allows the company to assess and, as needed, address the related risks as soon as possible and to mitigate/ avoid further harm.
This contributes to the long-term success of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
In addition, you can report suspected misconduct directly to the Managing Board, your manager, or colleagues in the Compliance Organization, especially the responsible Compliance Officer.
All SGRE Compliance investigations are carried out and/or directed by an internal, centralized, and specialized investigation team.
If a department outside the Compliance Department is responsible for handling the issues reported by you, your report will be forwarded to that department (e.g., Human Resources, Data Protection, Procurement)
Information is only shared on a strict need-to-know basis and its confidentiality is maintained throughout the process.
In case you want your matter to be handled locally, please simply say so in your report.
Please be sure to include the involved SGRE legal entity and country location.
After providing that information, you will receive a follow-up response with the contact details of the responsible local colleague.
Please note: The centralized investigation team responsible for conducting all Compliance investigations globally has specialized experience in protecting whistleblowers and, when requested, ensuring their anonymity. Unlike a local investigation, a centralized investigation is performed outside of and completely independent from the local hierarchy as the global investigations team reports up to the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Chief Compliance Officer and the executive management board.
If you have reason to believe that you have been subjected to retaliation, please notify your Compliance Officer or the Compliance Team, or submit a report via “Integrity Hotline”.
Respect for human rights and the environment are core values at Siemens Gamesa. We take these responsibilities seriously and we expect the same of our business partners and suppliers. In our operations, risk analysis is central to our strategy of identifying and evaluating human rights and environmental risks in our company and in our supply chain. If necessary, measures to prevent, minimize, and avoid risks are implemented and, where warranted, remedial action is undertaken. To this end, Siemens Gamesa offers internal and external stakeholders convenient and protected reporting channels to raise concerns, including human rights and environmental concerns, as well as those related to the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act.
*Applies to the whole Siemens Energy Group.