Whistleblower system.

Correct and lawful conduct is a top priority for the RATIONAL Group. Integrity and adherence to rules are part of our identity and are key components of our business activities. So that RATIONAL is able to better meet this requirement, it is important for us to learn about potential misconduct within or outside the RATIONAL Group at any time to allow us to remedy it. The whistleblower system we have introduced offers the possibility to report any rule violations. This system is available to all customers, dealers, suppliers and employees.

Each report is checked. Every report is treated confidentially and we guarantee every whistleblower that they will not suffer any personal disadvantage. For accused persons, the presumption of innocence applies until the violation can be clearly proven. Investigations are conducted with the utmost confidentiality by our independent compliance organisation.

Whistleblowers can contact the Chief Compliance Officer via the compliance e-mail address ( compliance@rational-online.com ), and can exchange documents and stay in touch. Whistleblowers can decide for themselves whether they want to remain anonymous or contact us openly.