In order to justify the trust placed in Siemens by its customers, partners, shareholders and employees, the integrity and transparency of business processes is a top priority. For this, it is essential that Siemens is made aware of any breaches, particularly those against the Business Conduct Guidelines. The "tell us" function allows Siemens employees, clients and partners to make statements either online or by phone in up to 150 languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Call Center and the Website facilities are operated by an external provider specializing in the secure and confidential handling of sensitive content ensuring that every concern will be handled confidentially. It is essential that the Helpdesk is used in a responsible manner - by both the sender and the recipient..