If you’re an organisation with more than 50 employees or a municipality with over 10,000 inhabitants and you don’t have a secure way for individuals to report wrongdoing. Here is what you need to do to get compliant with the EU Whistleblowing Directive.

HOW TO COMPLYOrganisations must meet specific criteria. We're here to help.

Follow the tips below to get closer to being compliant with the EU Whistleblowing Directive.

Implement secure channels

Create and manage secure reporting channels that keep the identity of the whistleblower and others named in the report, anonymous. Prevent unauthorised access to reports and maintain safe records.

Follow rules on channel types

Allow for written reports, via an online platform, email, or physical post, and/or verbal reports, by phone or voice messaging system. Upon request, also facilitate personal meetings.

Designate an owner

Appoint a suitable person or department to be responsible for receiving and following up on reports. Including maintaining communication with the reporting person and providing diligent feedback.

Make it accessible

Ensure reporting channels are easily accessible for all employees. Extend this to all stakeholders involved with your organisation; suppliers, shareholders, contractors, trainees, job applicants and so on.

Respond in a timely manner

Implement a procedure that confirms receipt of the report to the whistleblower within seven days and provides feedback to the reporting person within three months.

Don’t forget GDPR

Continue to meet GDPR requirements, specifically think about how you handle personal data and check that your data is saved within the EU.

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