Whistle-blower system

Compliance with laws and internal regulations has priority at HARIBO. This is essential to protect our company, our employees and our business partners from major risks. Any possible misconduct at HARIBO therefore has to be identified, dealt with and stopped as quickly as possible.

We are aided in this by the alertness of those we work with, as well as their willingness to flag up potential serious misconduct where there is concrete evidence that something is not right. We greatly appreciate such information from suppliers, customers and other third parties. HARIBO has set up a whistle-blower system so that this information can be passed on. It is available at


around the clock and whistle-blowers can choose to remain completely anonymous. Details about how it works, the anonymity of the whistle-blower and data protection are available in the FAQ in the whistle-blower system.

The whistle-blower system is designed solely for information regarding serious misconduct. This may include:

  • Criminal offences against HARIBO, such as bribery, misappropriation or theft
  • Acts which expose HARIBO to the risk of significant penalties, compensation claims or fines, such as cartel law violations, money laundering or grossly inadequate occupational safety
  • Conduct that violates human rights, for example by accepting child or slave labour, or that constitutes a significant disregard for environmental protection or anti-discrimination regulations

Please use other reporting channels such as your usual contact person at HARIBO, our Consumer Service or the HR division to point out less serious misconduct.