Whistleblowing Channels and Processes

The EU adopted a regulation for whistleblower protection in December 2019. In a two-year implementation period, EU member states will be obliged to implement the directive into their own national laws until 2021. The EU Whistleblowing Directive will require companies with more than 50 employees to implement internal compliance reporting channels and to provide protection for certain whistleblowers. A whistleblowing channel enables employees to anonymously report malpractice, unlawful or unethical behavior within the workplace. These channels are important not merely for employees but also for employers. Through whistleblowing channels, employers can receive such valuable information that could otherwise be disregarded.

HOW TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW EU DIRECTIVE?

Having implemented whistleblowing channels and processes for dozens of national and international companies, we can certainly call them our core competence. While we are aware of the challenges involved in whistleblowing channels and information processing, we are also conscious of solutions to them. We are happy to help your organization with creating a whistleblowing system that thoroughly fulfills all legal obligations. Above all, we are eager to assist you in developing such a process that gives your employees a feeling that ethical concerns are not faced alone and that doing the right thing is encouraged.

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Help with Channel Implementation

In order to fulfill the EU directive requirements, we recommend utilizing a whistleblowing channel that is supported by an external provider. We will gladly help you with finding the right provider!

Communication through Animation

In addition to implementing a whistleblowing channel, one also needs influential communication to support open discussion. Several companies have already chosen animations as part of their communication strategy.

Do you want to learn more about whistleblowing channels?

The EU Whistleblowing Directive involves all companies with over 50 employees. We have created an extensive online course about all questions concerning the directive.