How do I report...
..as an employee?
ABB employees should report their concerns initially to their direct management, country integrity officer, country human resources manager, ombudsperson, or alternatively, through their country specific Business Ethics Hotline number. Employee country hotline numbers are available on the ABB intranet website.
..as a stakeholder?
ABB stakeholders include any ABB business partner, customer, shareholder, agent, distributor, supplier or representative. In order for an ABB stakeholder to make a report to the ABB integrity office, they need to have some type of existing or prior business relationship with ABB.
What can be reported?
All ABB Code of Conduct violations shall be reported, including but not limited to:
- Ethics and compliance issues, fraud, misconduct, corruption, financial issues, conflicts of interest, insider trading or antitrust regulations, theft, embezzlement.
- Employee relations and human resources issues, such as harassment, discrimination, improper workplace conduct or immigration issues.
- Loss prevention and asset protection.
- Workplace violence and alcohol/drug abuse.
- Environment, health and safety, such as occupational health and safety violations.
What kind of information do I need to provide?
When making a report to the ABB integrity office, reporters are encouraged to disclose their identity. Reports can be made anonymously; however, ABB strongly encourages reporters to provide their contact details or email address so that contact can be maintained throughout the investigation.
ABB will take all reasonable steps to ensure confidentiality throughout the reporting process, so people filing reports should not fear that their identity or issue will be improperly disclosed or abused. Complaints made in good faith will not expose any reporter to sanctions.
When making your report, please be aware that the information you provide or the allegations that you make could result in decisions that affect employees of ABB and other third parties involved in the matter. We therefore kindly ask you to provide us only with information that is accurate to the best of your knowledge.
We also ask that you provide all relevant facts, dates, persons, details and explanations in relation to your report that could assist the ABB integrity office in their investigation of the matter. Reports which cannot be substantiated will not justify further investigation or review.