Internal reporting office of the August Wilhelm Scheer Institute

Maintaining effective compliance is the highest priority for the August Wilhelm Scheer Institute. An important part of this is fostering a culture in which unlawful behavior can be reported and addressed. Violations of applicable law must be identified at an early stage in order to be able to take appropriate countermeasures and avert possible damage to those affected, employees, business partners, customers, the company and other third parties. The compliance ombudsman and the whistleblower system certified according to ISO 27001 are components of the compliance system and the compliance culture of the August Wilhelm Scheer Institute.


Who can report violations?

The August Wilhelm Scheer Institute's whistleblower system is available not only to all employees, but also to third parties, external partners, service providers and suppliers. The whistleblower system is used to report and investigate violations of the law or possible violations of internal regulations and guidelines, in particular the Code of Conduct of the August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute. Information about environmental and human rights violations by the August Wilhelm Scheer Institute or its suppliers and service providers can also be reported via the system.


How can violations be reported?

If you are affected by a violation or, as an employee, business partner, customer or other third party, believe that you have observed such violations, you can report your information to our compliance ombudsman

THS Treuhand Saar Compliance GmbH
Feldmannstrasse 103
66119 Saarbrücken

Phone: + 49 (0) 681 996860
Fax: + 49 (0) 681 9968660
or via our portal for information: Submit.

What can be reported?

You can contact our internal reporting office if you would like to report violations on the following topics:

  • Violations of criminal regulations
  • Violations that are subject to a fine if the violated regulation serves to protect life, limb or health or to protect the rights of employees or their representative bodies, e.g. regulations regarding
    • Safety protection
    • health
    • minimum wage
    • Temporary Employment
  • Other violations of federal and state legislation as well as directly applicable legal acts of the European Union, e.g.
    • money laundering
    • Terrorist financing
    • Product safety and compliance
    • Environmental Protection
    • Consumer protection regulations
  • Violations of IT security and data protection regulations
  • Violations of procurement regulations
  • Violations of tax legal norms for corporations and partnerships


As part of the reporting process, personal data may be processed depending on the type and handling of the report. Our reporting point-related data protection information is as follows Link accessible.