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ET-LINK

To create a unified reporting channel for testimonies of unethical, corruptive, illegal, unsafe or environment-damaging behaviour, RETIA holding has created the Ethics Line which can be used by anybody to report the above-mentioned problematic behaviour in the form of sending a report to etika@retia.cz.

RETIA prefers that the reports are not anonymous because as such, they pose a risk of unethical behaviour themselves and abuse the Ethics Line. However, nobody is forced to leave his/her name.

The receiver of all reports is the RETIA HR department. If a report is submitted by e-mail, the HR acknowledge the acceptance and inform the sender within 14 days about the steps taken. After the report has been investigated, the sender is notified about the result.

RETIA declares that they value reasonable reports submitted to the Ethics Line. However, this does not apply to false reports submitted with the aim to unjustly accuse another person or company. Such report itself is a breach of the Code of Ethics and RETIA’s anti-corruption program with all the associated consequences.

DEFINITION OF UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUR

Unethical behaviour is behaviour that breaches both the Company's Code of Ethics, and the general notion of morally correct behaviour. You may turn to the ET-LINK management with any issue that threatens yourself, your work, colleagues, superiors or the day-to-day running of the Company.

Forms of unethical behaviour:
  • direct breach of the laws of the Czech Republic
  • suspected corruptive conduct
  • psychological or physical abuse on the part of other employees
  • bossing, ignorance, punishments
  • sexual harassment
  • work performance-related threats
  • personal safety violations
  • occupational safety violation
  • employment issues (wage fairness, working hours, promotion, premiums, business travel)
  • intentional actions aimed at impairing the Group or Company's goodwill
  • violation of economic competition rules
  • embezzlement, appropriating co-workers' ideas
  • abuse of powers
  • theft of the Company's or private property
  • misuse of the Company's assets
  • financial fraud
  • falsification of contracts
  • taking bribes
  • wasteful and non-ecological behaviour
  • defamation and dissemination of false information, intrigues
  • disclosure of confidential information

HOW TO SUBMIT A COMPLIANCE CONCERN

Compliance concerns may be submitted by e-mail to etika@retia.cz. Within 24 hours after submission, you will receive confirmation that your concern has been received and is being dealt with. Information on how the concern was resolved will be provided to you within 1 month.

You may raise your concern either under your own name or anonymously.

Your concern will be accepted by the ET-LINK Manager who is also the Human Resources Manager closely cooperating with RETIA’s top management. Your concern will be impartially and objectively considered and settled.

Concerns may be raised by employees of the RETIA group, customers, suppliers or any other person concerned with the Company's ethical behaviour.

What information should a compliance concern include:
  • Name and title (if you wish to disclose such information) of the person raising the concern
  • The issue the concern relates to (see definition of unethical behavior; or an issue of a different nature)
  • Company to which the concern relates
  • Person to whom the concern relates (if that exists)
  • When the given issue occurred
  • The concern itself

When raising a concern, please proceed in line with the Company's Code of Ethics. Provide truthful, pragmatic and undistorted information. Should incorrect actions, provision of false information or intentional damage to another person be ascertained, personal sanctions will be imposed.