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Whistleblower system

For Hereon, rule-compliant and value-oriented action is the basis for being able to conduct excellent research. As part of this self-image, and in order to comply with the legal requirements, Hereon offers the possibility to report violations of the rules via a whistleblower system.

Do you have any concrete justified indications or a suspicion regarding a violation of the rules at Hereon? Please use the whistleblower system to report it.

Please note that the whistleblower system is currently only intended for violations that fall under the Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) and Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG). Moreover, the law deals exclusively with indications in the professional context.Information on this can be found on this page under "Frequently Asked Questions / Rules of procedure" - "What violations are involved?" as well as "Who can provide information?"

The whistleblower system of Hereon is operated by a German company specializing in compliance matters, LegalTegrity GmbH, and managed by our Compliance-Office. It is intended to complement the established internal contact points and represents an additional possibility for the confidential submission of information - by reporting form, by telephone or in person if required.

Digital Notice / Report Form


If you would like to submit a report digitally, please use the link to the registration form below. You will then be taken to the homepage of the whistleblower system hosted by LegalTegrity and will be guided through the whistleblower system with the help of a questionnaire.
The digital whistleblower system is available around the clock in German and English and can be accessed from any internet-enabled device. It enables communication secured by special encryption. All information will be processed confidentially and within the framework of applicable laws. Data protection and confidentiality are fully guaranteed.

Telephone Notice


You can reach the telephone hotline Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at: +49 800 3800 999 from Germany.
The telephone number can be reached free of charge from the German landline network and the German mobile network. The calls are answered personally by employees of LegalTegrity GmbH. They are specifically trained for this activity and are obliged to maintain confidentiality. The submission of a report in the languages German and English possible.
From abroad, please call the following number: +49 69 999 98 839. Alternatively, you can contact the Hereon internalcompliance-office directly.


Frequently Asked Questions / Rules of procedure


What violations are we talking about?
Who can provide information?
What is a digital reporting system and how does it work?
When should I use the whistleblower system?
Who is processing my report?
What happens after I submit my report?
Who will be protected?
How is my identity protected when uploading files?
What are the consequences if I knowingly make false or misleading reports?
What other reporting channels are there (internal/external reporting offices)?


Privacy policy of the whistleblower system


Information pursuant to Art. 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) on the processing of personal data in the context of the whistleblower system. Data protection notice

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Disclosure note

Please note that internal information may not be disclosed outside of internal or external reporting offices. Therefore, please use the designated reporting offices or other relevant contact points as a matter of priority.


With date: 01.01.2024