ISO 37002:2021 Whistleblowing Management Systems

ISO 37002 Whistleblowing

by Livia Schiavi, Compliance Specialist Bureau Veritas Italia S.p.A. ISO – International Organization for Standardization – has developed the first standard entirely dedicated to whistleblowing management: the ISO 37002:2021 Whistleblowing management systems — Guidelines standard. The standard provides guidelines for the implementation, management, evaluation, maintenance, and improvement of a whistleblowing management system within an organisation. […]

Whistleblowing in transport and logistics  

Visselblåsning inom transportbranschen.

The transport and logistics industries are no stranger to whistleblowing. In essential transportation industries such as aviation, railroads, and trucking, we depend on employees to blow the whistle on safety violations.  Some of the most common forms of whistleblowing include phone calls to helplines, internet reporting, and emailing. Whistleblowers, along with the information they provide, […]

Choosing a solution for your whistleblowing channel 

Choosing a solution for your whistleblowing channel.

After the EU Whistleblowing Directive came into force on 17 December 2021, organisations in Europe need to implement whistleblowing channels.   But how do you decide which solution is best for your own organisation? Here are some important things to keep in mind when choosing an external system for your whistleblowing channel.   What are […]

The importance of internal reporting systems

The importance of internal reporting systems.

Fraud and misconduct should never go unnoticed within a company, but how are potential wrongdoings discovered? The importance of having internal reporting systems in place is evident in every organisation, regardless of size. In general, organisations that have implemented an anonymous whistleblower function experience smaller financial losses than those that have not.  There are different […]

EU scolds member states for failing to protect whistleblowers 

protect whistleblowers

The European Commission reprimands as many as 26 countries of the EU’s 27 member states for failing to meet deadlines set in the EU Whistleblower Directive. This demonstrates a weak commitment to protect whistleblowers from retaliation. Portugal and Sweden receive formal notices for delays  Every month, the European Commission pursues legal action against member states for […]

Key factors to make your whistleblowing system work 

Make your whistleblowing system work.

With the introduction of the EU Whistleblowing Directive, organisations across Europe are updating, or creating policies on whistleblowing, and implementing new whistleblowing systems.  The Directive rose out of a need for better protection of those who report wrongdoing and to encourage more people to come forward and report irregularities.   A challenge for organisations, however, is […]

Nine ways to protect employees from workplace harassment

Protect employees from workplace harassment.

What is harassment? Workplace harassment can take on many forms and can be interpreted by different people in different ways. No matter how it’s interpreted, if a person finds someone else’s behaviour offensive or it makes them feel intimidated or humiliated, then it’s harassment. Harassment in the workplace has unfortunately been happening for as long […]

5 tips for handling internal whistleblowing investigations 

5 tips on internal whistleblowing investigations.

When an organisation receives a whistleblowing report, it needs to make sure it responds correctly. So it helps to be prepared with effective policies, procedures and systems to investigate reports fairly and promptly. We’ve summarised five important steps that companies should employ when handling internal investigations of whistleblowing cases.    5 tips to handle internal whistleblowing investigations […]

3 whistleblowing system myths

3 whistleblowing system myths.

Organisations are often skeptical about encouraging whistleblowing. Believing a whistleblowing system will impact negatively on its reputation or culture, or they’ll receive an abundance of complaints or unfounded reports from dissatisfied employees or associates. Fortunately, these fears are misguided. Below, we explore these three common myths or concerns about whistleblowing systems. It will damage our […]

The new EU Whistleblowing law. Should you be worried?

17th December marked the date that the EU Whistleblowing Directive came into effect. As this impacts all EU organisations with over 50 employees, you may be wondering if you’ve missed a crucial deadline. The answer is yes. And also, no! Let us explain. The Directive requires all organisations in the EU with over 50 employees […]