Digital Whistleblowing Reporting Mechanism
We Protect Your Reputation and Help You Manage Your Risk
Times have changed. Organisations recognize that a best practice external whistleblowing mechanism is more effective than a simple hotline or internally managed system. Whistle-blowing refers to the act of disclosing improper conduct to the relevant enforcement agency based on ones’ reasonable belief that a person has engaged, is engaging or is preparing to engage in improper conduct.
The digital whistle-blowing mechanism provides an avenue for concerned parties/stakeholders (“whistle-blowers”) to raise concerns about malpractice/improper conduct in a confidential manner and for the execution of inquiries into the reported concerns.
Fraud and misconduct will have a negative impact on your workplace. This can include financial loss, reputational loss, personal injury and much more.
Improper conduct includes, but is not limited to:
- All forms of financial malpractice or impropriety such as fraud, corruption, bribery, theft, embezzlement
- Financial reporting irregularities
- Non-disclosure/ conflict of interest
- Human Resource & Code of Conduct
- Information Technology Policies
- Discriminating Practices
- Staff Harassment
HOW BDO CAN HELP:
BDO EthicsLine is an independent, secure and anonymous mechanism that is accessible to any interested party to report misconduct of any sort. As part of BDO's suite of Whistleblowing Reporting Services, it is designed to meet the requirements of a range of whistleblower and data privacy legislation. BDO EthicsLine is an online whistleblowing portal that can be easily integrated into your organisation's ethics and compliance mechanism.
Treating everyone with respect, listening and supporting both the individual and the organisation is a key part of our Philosophy. We provide everything you require to establish and maintain a modern, long-term and compliant external program. Along with real time reporting pathways, we provide consulting, training, implementation support, disclosure management advice and program health checks.
BDO Officers draw on experience from multiple whistle blower matters when receiving and reviewing every disclosure. Our regularly trained Officers understand the sensitive situations and diverse emotions people can experience when speaking up. This experience results in people having confidence in their decision to speak up and organisations receiving high quality information.An organisation’s whistle blowing program must stand up to scrutiny and promote a speak up culture. We acts as the intermediary between the whistle blower and the organisation and at all times throughout the lifetime of a disclosure. Receiving the initial information isn’t our beginning and end, its the assurance it’s completed professionally.
The Key features of the our Portal are:
No online tracking mechanism. Case reporting will be done anonymously (if required).
Responsive design to support phone / tablet / PC viewing.
Support multiple browsers (i.e. Safari, Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera).
Email alerts can be configured when a new case is created and/or a change in the case status.
Reports dashboard with filtering criteria based on management needs.