Internal Reporting
Centre for
Whistleblower Protection

Informants (or so-called whistleblowers) contribute to the detection and sanction of maladministration (legal and rule violations) in companies and authorities. The aim of the Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) is to protect informants from discrimination or reprisals, to give them legal certainty, and to protect their identity.

Frequent questions

1. What can be reported?

The violations that may be reported are those punishable by criminal penalties or fines, in connection with Prognos AG’s activities or those conducted for Prognos AG. In addition to the offences of insult, fraud, or tax evasion, this includes violations of labour laws as well as violations of various other legal provisions (e.g., environmental protection, data protection or money laundering).

2. What cannot be reported?

The Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) does not protect the reporting and disclosure of violations that are not punishable by damages or fines or the reporting of private misconduct if this does not relate to professional activity, even if the reporting person learns about this within the professional context.

3. Who is authorised to report?

Employees of Prognos AG in Germany and abroad may report information they may have obtained about violations in connection with their professional activity or in the run-up to a professional activity.
External whistleblowers can also report the violations of Prognos employees to Prognos AG.

4. Message channels

Contact persons:

Melanie Besold and Angelina Thevessen

1) Email

Note: If you wish to keep your identity secret, please submit an anonymous report using the appropriate form.

2) Reporting via a form without disclosing your identity

Note: If you would like to provide an email address (for queries, etc.) without revealing your identity, we recommend using an unidentifiable email address provided by a service such as ProtonMail.

It is helpful if the report/information is as specific as possible.

  • What happened?
  • Which people are affected?
  • Where did the incident happen and how often did it occur?

File attachments: If you wish to add files to your message, please note that these could allow conclusions to be drawn about your person (e.g., document creators, etc.). Data upload is limited. If you are unsure whether your data would allow conclusions to be made about your identity, please copy the information into the text box.

3) Telephone

Land line +49 30 5 200 59 – 252 and +49 211 91316 – 119
Mobile +49 170 57 92 944 and +49 151 73 05 4911

4) Post

Prognos AG
Goethestraße 85
10623 Berlin

External reporting office

Prognos AG expressly supports legally relevant reports of maladministration and rule violations. The legislator also recommends the use of internal hotlines as this is usually the most efficient way to clarify such matters. Nevertheless, we would like to point out that you can also contact higher-level registration offices, such as the Federal Registration Office at the Federal Office of Justice.

If you would like to send a personal or anonymous message, please use our information form.