The Whistleblower Protection Act gives persons who intend to make a report the right to choose whether to contact an internal reporting office or an external reporting office of the Federation or the Länder.
However, the Whistleblower Protection Act also stipulates that reports to an internal office should be given preference if effective action can be taken against the violation through this office and whistleblowers do not have to fear reprisals (section 7, paragraph 1 HinSchG).
We follow up on all relevant reports received through our internal reporting office and are expressly committed to protecting all whistleblowers from reprisals.
External reporting offices of the federal government are currently set up
the Federal Office of Justice
the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority and
the Federal Cartel Office.
All information on the responsibilities of the external reporting offices and how to reach them can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Justice:
External Reporting Office of the Federation at the Federal Office of Justice: https://www.bundesjustizamt.de/DE/MeldestelledesBundes/MeldestelledesBundes_node.html