As a responsible and reliable company, we want to behave in accordance with the rules at all times. If we disregard statutory regulations or internal company rules, we not only put our good reputation at risk, but also risk financial damage.

This applies not only to us, but to the entire Otto Group.

That is why everyone associated with the Otto Group – whether employees, business partners, suppliers or customers – has a responsibility to report possible compliance violations. Only with everyone’s help can we identify and counteract violations at an early stage.


Whistleblower system 

Our digital whistleblower portal is a protected and secure reporting channel for all employees and for external stakeholders. The platform can be used anonymously, guaranteeing maximum protection for whistleblowers and sensitive data. Every piece of information fed into the system is checked at several stages by proven experts – so no tip-off leads to a hasty reaction or prejudgement.

Within the whistleblower system, you can decide whether your report should go to Hermes NexTec LLC compliance staff or be checked directly by our parent company.

You can reach our whistleblower system here:



Alternatively, you have the option of contacting the Otto Group Ombudsman in confidence: Attorney at Law Dr. Rainer Buchert. As a lawyer, he is subject to the legally recognized duty of confidentiality and is not allowed to pass on any information to third parties without consent.


Attorney at Law Dr. Rainer Buchert

Tel: +49 69 71033330 or 06105-921355