Whistleblowing is an alternative to regular reporting channels (e.g. line manager, suspicious transaction report,…) that can be used when some wrongdoing occurring within the Tipico Group and/or Tipico supply chain is known or suspected and there are legitimate concerns about using the regular reporting channels.

Although this list is not exhaustive, examples of situations in which it might be appropriate to report a wrongdoing include:

  • a breach, or potential breach, of health and safety legislation;
  • financial irregularities;
  • money laundering (please also note that there is a process for suspicious transaction reports);
  • the committing of a criminal offence.

Reporting an incident

Tipico is committed to maintaining an open culture with the highest standards of honesty and accountability, where stakeholders can report any legitimate concerns in confidence. However, the legal situation for whistleblowers can be complex and errors – even if made in good-faith – can have severe consequences for the whistleblower (e.g. prohibition of tipping-off).

Therefore, we have decided to appoint an employee as impartial and independent Reporting Officer, who will take care of any reports of potential wrongdoing.

The Reporting Officer will:

  • Guarantee anonymity for the whistleblower towards Tipico, if requested
  • Analyse each report and investigate until conclusion, providing the correspondent feedback

Further information can be found in our Whistleblower Policy.

A wrongdoing can be reported through the Whistleblower Portal

The portal gives the possibility to remain anonymous and still exchange communications with the reporting officer if that is the reporter’s choice. Whistleblowers are not obliged to provide any personally identifiable data. All information will be treated confidentially.