If our preventive measures are not sufficient to prevent negative human rights impacts in individual cases, we give those affected the opportunity to report them. We provide our own employees with several internal complaint channels. If a HUGO BOSS employee has worries or questions, they can contact their direct superior, the central compliance department, the local compliance officer, Human Resources and the Works Council (for HUGO BOSS AG employees) or a whistleblower hotline (for employees in the USA) at any time.
Employees of HUGO BOSS, its partners, and its suppliers, as well as customers of the company and other third parties, have the possibility to contact the HUGO BOSS ombudsman directly with any questions or complaints or can report violations against social standards, working conditions, or human rights in person or via form. In addition, employees and employees of our suppliers can report violations via the Company's own electronic whistleblowing portal. White-collar crimes, antitrust violations, data protection violations and violations of compliance guidelines can also be reported. Confidentiality and anonymity are guaranteed for all whistleblowing channels. Employees in the supply chain are also free to use other options such as the FLA. We also monitor incident reports beyond our own channels to identify risks in the supply chain, for example via the Incident List of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles. If information about incidents at its own production facilities or those contracted by HUGO BOSS comes to light, the Company contacts their management to ensure that appropriate measures are taken.
It is important for us to report continuously and transparently on our activities and goals. We use various platforms for this purpose, such as our annual Sustainability Report. Especially in the chapter on partners, extensive information on measures such as social audits, which are intended to minimize particular risks in the supply chain, can be found.