European Union Whistleblower Directive Compliance Management Solutions

The EU Whistleblower Directive was passed in December 2019 and its purpose is to provide and promote a safe and secure way for people to voice concerns and speak up about unethical behaviour or misconduct in their workplace.

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Any company in the EU with more than 250 employees will need to be compliant with the EU Whistlebloweing Directive by the end of 2021.

Each of the 27 EU member states will need to transcribe the directives into their own national law. The new EU whistleblower directive impacts thousands of companies across the EU with more than 50 employees and requires them to create internal reporting system to help employees and other third parties report violations of EU law and to protect those who do report from retaliation when they speak-up. Companies with over 250 employees will need to ensure they are compliant with the new regulations by the end of the year.

Whistleblowers should be able to submit reports via an online system, a hotline number, or via mail. Companies must also ensure that the identity of the whistleblower is kept confidential no matter the mechanism that is used to file the report.

Companies are required to set up whistleblower reporting channels by December 2021

Whistleblowers should be able to submit reports online, via a hotline number, or via mail. Companies must ensure the whistleblower’s identity is kept confidential.
Ethics Hotlines

Facilitate safe, anonymous reporting of unethical or illegal behaviour

Web Intake Reporting

A simple and intuitive questionnaire available in 25 languages so whistleblowers can choose a language of their preference.

Compliance Management Platform

Secure database stores sensitive data allowing users to investigate the information whistleblowers disclose.

Whistleblower Anonymity

Our system includes statements ensuring the whistleblower's anonymity in the event they choose not to share any contact information. We further ensure no personal or originating information is shared.

Protection to Whistleblowers

Article 6 of the Directive states that to receive protection, whistleblowers had to have had reasonable grounds to believe the information reported at the time was true, and the whistleblower had to report the information through the available reporting channels according to the rules as set out by the Whistleblower Directive.

Reporting Channels

Reporting channels are organized in a hierarchical manner:
Internal Reporting Channels

Whistleblowers are first encouraged to file a report through an internal channel, internally housed, or provided by a third-party. Proof of the report should be provided within seven days with a response to the report within three months.

External Reporting Channels

Whistleblowers can file a report via an external reporting channel if they feel they have not received a proper response from the internal reporting channels in the indicated time frame set out by the Directive.

Public Disclosure

Companies should ensure that whistleblowers feel safe and confident to file their reports internally, or externally. Public disclosure is a last resort to a whistleblower who does not feel safe and secure within their own company culture.

Visibility

Stay ahead of internal control issues before they negatively impact the organization.

Audit Trail

Demonstrate that each case is handled in a timely fashion and all the appropriate steps are taken.

Data Location

Our data is housed in Canada providing robust privacy legislation.

WBE Certified

We’re the only ethics hotline provider Women Business Certified and we foster diversity in our own workplace.

Partnership

We’re a boutique provider offering high touch service and quick response times.

Attentive Service

Our support to you doesn’t stop once your program is up and running.

Member testimonials

Here's what some of our clients think about our product and services.
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Elise Rees, Independent Board Director
Great Panther Silver Limited

“Having an independent route for people working in the field to voice their concerns and to highlight issues they think are there is incredibly important.”

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Bob Gayton, Independent Director
B2Gold Corp

“I certainly would recommend WhistleBlower Security than anybody, and I have, and this is not just for local people, this is for people all over the world.”

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Powerful Analytics

Dive deep into reported issues to uncover any hotspots needing attentions.