Whistleblowing

An informant or whistleblower is a person who reports irregularities of which he is aware in the course of his work.

The irregularities concerned spans a wide range of actions such as crimes or offenses, corruption, breach of security, abuse of power, management errors, conflicts of interest but also more indeterminate problems of loyalty to the company, respect organizational values, behaviors (psychological / sexual harassment…), etc.

Thus, the Federal Chambers are currently analyzing a draft law from the Federal Council on “whistleblowing”.

The new bill will require companies to design an organization to host and process employee alerts. This law will prohibit the employee from going directly to the public for a certain period of time.

For companies, the stakes are high. At a time when the demand for transparency of economic actors is only increasing, it is essential to anticipate future legislative changes because:

  • They will thus benefit from an important source of control
  • In the absence of an internal whistleblowing protocol, the company runs the risk of seeing the whistleblower go directly to the outside

 
We deliver our entire integrated know-how to our clients via an individual, needs-oriented approach.

1) Assist you in setting up a mechanism to process reports:

The establishment of a whistleblowing process involves 3 steps:

  • Determine the possible sources of information, the types of irregularities that will be taken into account and define the roles of each according to alert
  • Write a code of conduct
  • Train all employees in this new corporate culture. Staff must clearly understand that a whistleblowing act will be supported by management.

2) To serve as an external alert receiver

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