Soon, all European companies with a minimum of 50 employees and all public organizations must establish a whistleblower scheme. A recent EU directive makes it mandatory to establish a system that allows employees to submit reports of offenses in the company. The final legislation will come later this year.
The scheme aims to create a space for your customers' employees where they can safely report reviews if they experience something in the company that should not happen. On October 7th, 2019, the Council of the European Union adopted a whistleblower directive obliging private companies and public organizations to establish such a system.
The whistleblowing scheme is a scheme where employees in a company can report violations that have occurred or that may be underway. Employees can report incidents completely or partially in an anonymous way. The reporting takes place through an independent channel in order to protect the employees' information.
The scheme can, for example, function as a software system through which the employee can report violations. This is usually done through a review page or through an anonymous mailbox. The most important part is to keep the scheme separate from the company's other communication channels. In this way, the anonymity and trust of the employee is ensured.
If you have clients who own a company with a minimum of 50 employees, or if they are a public organization within the EU, they are obliged to establish a scheme for whistleblowing. In addition to this, companies that provide financial services and companies at risk of money laundering, among other things, are also required to establish a scheme.
When you choose an external supplier for your whistleblower solution that is optimally focussed on the end-user experience and security, you create the best framework for your clients' business. Many employees prefer to report to an external advisor for fear of 'retaliation'. For example, employees may be hampered by a fear of being discovered if they report violations in the company, where the result for them may be a dismissal.
With a legal requirement for a whistleblowing scheme, it is absolutely essential that your clients who meet the requirements have the safest framework established for whistleblowers. Smaller companies should also consider whether they want to set up a scheme as it is a good sign for the company to send to the community. Some companies choose to use the whistleblower scheme as part of their CSR strategy, where the right solution and supplier can help to position them as more credible on the market.
With a whistleblowing system, your clients create transparency in their business and send a signal to the outside world that they have nothing to hide. If the companies also have plans to grow in the coming years, it may be an advantage for them to have established the scheme in advance.
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