Speaking up

At GKN Automotive we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of business conduct and we expect all our employees to conduct themselves in accordance with our values and the requirements of the GKN Automotive Code.

Sometimes things do go wrong. When they do, it is important that employees bring this to our attention so that we can deal with it and prevent it happening again.  We therefore encourage a culture of ‘Speaking Up’ in which we ask all GKN Automotive employees to bring issues of concern to our attention.

First Step – Speak to your manager

If you have a concern about anything you see or hear about in GKN Automotive, your first point of contact should be your line manager or (if more appropriate) another manager or specialist at your location. 

In most cases, they will be able to deal with your concern quickly and easily.

Alternative Option – Employee Disclosure Hotline

If for any reason you feel you cannot raise the matter internally, we provide a confidential and anonymous Employee Disclosure Hotline which can be used to report issues of concern. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is hosted by an external, independent company.

The Employee Disclosure Hotline telephone numbers for each country in which we have operations are:

 

Brazil

55 800 591 7249

China

400 120 0955

France

0800-91-5414

Germany

0800 181 4057

India

91 80005 02322

Italy

800-798255

Japan

00531-11-0471
0066-33-830701
0034-800-600328

Korea (Republic of)

82 80 880 2104

Malaysia

1-800-81-7762

Mexico

001-855-395-9952

Poland

00-800-151-0197

Portugal

800 180 478

Slovenia

386 80 869684

Spain

34 900 999 309

Sweden

46 20 088 96 31

Thailand

66 1800 019 584

Turkey

0800 621 2310

United Kingdom

0808-145-3725

United States

8442805339

 

Information you provide via the Employee Disclosure Hotline will be shared with the Legal Function who will consider how best to address the concern and will conduct an investigation if appropriate.  When you raise a concern via the Employee Disclosure Hotline you will be given a unique number and can call back later, provide that number, and will be given details on the status or outcome of the issue you have raised.

Another method of contacting our Employee Disclosure Hotline is by filing a web report, using the tool at this webpage.  Web reports will be handled in the same way as phone calls.   However, we encourage you to use the telephone, as it makes understanding your concerns easier.

Our approach to ‘Whistleblowing’

At GKN Automotive, we encourage wherever possible that concerns our employees have are raised openly and directly, and are only raised anonymously when if you feel you have no alternative.  This is because raising concerns anonymously often makes it more difficult to undertake a proper investigation or to establish whether any allegations are credible.

In all circumstances, we will support employees who raise genuine concerns, even if they turn out to be mistaken.  In particular, GKN Automotive employees will not suffer any detrimental treatment as a result of raising a genuine concern.

For more information on how we handle concerns raised via our Employee Disclosure Hotline, or by other means, please see our Whistleblowing Policy.

Thank you for supporting us and for Speaking Up when you have concerns.