Receiving notifications – whistleblowing

In accordance with Act No. 171/2023 Coll., on the protection of whistleblowers (hereinafter referred to as the “Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers”), PARKER INTERNATIONAL CZECH s.r.o., as a mandatory entity, established the so-called internal reporting system (hereinafter referred to as “VOS”) and determined the appropriate person responsible for receiving the notification and dealing with it, which it has become. Ing. Marek Šnajdr.

The relevant person receives and processes the notice submitted by an employee or another person in relation to the company PARKER INTERNATIONAL CZECH s.r.o. , i.e. a person who performs work or other similar activities for the obliged entity pursuant to § 2 paragraph 3 letter a), b), h) or i) of the Act on the Protection of Whistleblowers (hereinafter referred to as “whistleblower”).

Anonymous submissions are not considered reports and are not investigated by the appropriate person.

Notice can be given:
1. In writing through the postal service operator stating the text “Whistleblowing – DO NOT OPEN”, to the address PARKER INTERNATIONAL CZECH s.r.o., Nad Kovárnou 185, Kněževes, 252 68 in paper form by inserting it into the box for receiving notifications, which is marked “Receipt of notifications according to Act No. 171/2023, on the protection of whistleblowers”, and is located in the entrance area in front of the entrance to the building,
2. Through electronic mail to the e-mail address
3. Orally – in person to Ing. Marek Šnajdr.
4. By phone at +420 222 287 111.

The contents of the mailbox for receiving notifications and e-mail are regularly checked, and the relevant person notifies the notifier of the receipt of the notification within 7 days of receiving it.

In accordance with § 2 of the Act on the Protection of Whistleblowers, the notification contains information about the name, surname and date of birth, or other information from which the identity of the whistleblower can be deduced. It also contains information about a possible illegal act that has occurred or is expected to occur at the company PARKER INTERNATIONAL CZECH s.r.o. or with a person with whom the whistleblower was or is in contact in connection with the performance of employment or business activity and meets the factual basis of at least one of the following areas:
1. has the characteristics of an offense for which the law sets the rate of the fine, the upper limit of which is at least CZK 100,000,
2. violates the Whistleblower Protection Act,
3. violates another legal regulation or regulation of the European Union in the area of:
• financial services, statutory audit and other verification services, financial products and financial markets,
• corporate income taxes,
• preventing the legalization of proceeds from criminal activity and the financing of terrorism,
• consumer protection,
• compliance with product requirements, including their safety,
• traffic safety, transport and road traffic,
• environmental protection,
• food and feed safety and protection of animals and their health,
• radiation protection and nuclear safety,
• economic competition, public auctions and public procurement,
• protection of internal order and safety, life and health,
• protection of personal data, privacy and security of electronic communications networks and information systems,
• protection of the financial interests of the European Union according to Article 325 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, or
• the functioning of the internal market according to Article 26, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, including the protection of economic competition and state aid according to European Union law.

In view of the circumstances and information available to him at the time of notification, the notifier should have good reason to believe that the facts reported by him are authentic and true. It is therefore not possible to report knowingly false facts. Such behavior may be sanctioned. The whistleblower should be able to identify the area of the illegal act and think about what verifiable information he can provide about the reported illegal act. The extent and quality of the information submitted can positively influence the way the notification is investigated.