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Whistleblowing hotline

The Whistleblowing Hotline is one of many measures we have taken to reduce the risk of unethical or illegal conduct.

The Whistleblowing Hotline is an effective communication channel available to employees and third parties to report violations of the Code of Conduct or concerns about suspected misconduct. The Hotline is designed, in line with the requirements of the EU Whistleblowing Directive, to ensure the anonymity of all whistleblowers (i.e., employees, customers, business partners, or third parties/public) and to protect them from sanctions, discrimination, and other retaliation. The Whistleblowing Hotline is available 24/7 through various channels, which are described in our Code of Conduct: queries can be submitted through CEZ Group corporate website, on the intranet, by email (, or by phone (+420 211 042 561).

Upon receipt of a report 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.

Employees learn about the Hotline during mandatory training (initial and regular), in articles on the Intranet, and in the company magazine.

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.