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Whistleblowing hotline

The CEZ Group Whistleblowing Hotline is one of many detection mechanisms we have put in place to reduce the risk of unethical or illegal conduct.

The CEZ Group Whistleblowing Hotline is an effective channel available to employees and third parties for reporting complaints or notifications of illegal conduct or conduct that is in violation of the CEZ Group Code of Conduct or other internal and external regulations. The CEZ Group Whistleblowing Hotline is designed to ensure the anonymity of the whistleblower and to protect him/her from sanctions or discrimination. In addition, in 2023, selected CEZ Group companies have established an internal whistleblowing system that fully complies with the requirements of Act No. 171/2023 Coll. on Whistleblower Protection. The CEZ Group Whistleblowing Hotline is available 24/7 through various channels which are described in our Code of Conduct, on the Internet and on our intranet. Complaints or notifications can be made through CEZ Group corporate website, on the intranet, by e–mail, or by telephone.

Upon receipt of a complaint or notification through the Hotline, the Audit and Compliance Department carries out an objective and independent investigation. Based on the relevant findings, we take corrective action. The Audit and Compliance Department reviews dozens of notifications each year.

In addition, employees learn about the issues related to Whistleblowing Hotline of CEZ Group during mandatory training (initial and regular), in articles on the intranet, and in the company newsletter.

What is the Whistleblowing hotline?

The Whistleblowing Hotline has been created for:

  • CEZ Group employees and statutory governing bodies,
  • Business partners of CEZ Group companies,
  • and third parties that are aware of improper, unethical, or unlawful conduct against CEZ Group’s interests.

The management and operation of the Whistleblowing Hotline is part of CEZ Group's Compliance Management System. Using the Whistleblowing Hotline is completely voluntary and discreet. The Whistleblowing Hotline is one of the tools available for reporting unethical or unlawful conduct.