Anti-Corruption
in the Workplace

Could corrupt activity be corroding your reputation and viability?

DON’T BE THE LAST TO KNOW. IMPLEMENT AN ANTI-CORRUPTION HOTLINE FOR SAFE REPORTING OF BRIBERY AND OTHER FORMS OF CORRUPTION.

By providing a multi-channel anti-corruption hotline for anonymous reporting, you empower your employees and others with the tools to bring information about corrupt dealings to your prompt attention.

CAN YOU BE SURE THAT THE TOOLS OF CORRUPTION – LIKE BRIBERY, KICKBACKS AND COLLUSION ARE NOT AT WORK IN YOUR BUSINESS?

Corruption involves the misuse of trust and authority for illegitimate gain and can be perpetrated by people at all levels of the organisation. Whether it occurs on a grand or petty scale, corruption can corrode an organisation’s morale, profitability, reputation and viability - just like an unchecked cancer.

WHILE YOU MAY BE IN THE DARK, OTHERS MAY BE IN THE KNOW

Corrupt activity – by definition – takes place in secret. Some crimes, like theft of money or assets, are more easily discovered. Corrupt dealings between, for example, employees and suppliers, can persist undetected over decades. Provide those who can alert you to corrupt dealings with an anti-corruption hotline service that enables them to report corruption without fear of exposure or retribution.

A HOTLINE IS A KEY REQUIREMENT FOR

COMPLIANCE WITH FOREIGN BRIBERY LAWS

If you do business in or with other countries, even via intermediaries, you should be complying with extraterritorial laws against foreign bribery.

Laws such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and the French Spain II, among others, require that their own companies and any others that do business in their country have comprehensive anti-bribery programmes in place that extend to their suppliers. An ethics hotline is considered a key element of such a programme.

An ethics hotline sends a message to your employees and supply-chain that you want to know about ethical risk and wrongdoing. Without one you may find it hard to defend yourself against a charge of failing to prevent bribery.

Your business will receive a unique hotline number for your employees and other stakeholders to use when accessing our 24-hour information centre. A live-answering anti-corruption hotline remains the global gold standard in report taking.

Corrupt activities can be reported in multiple languages using multiple channels. Our live-answering hotline is complemented by all traditional communication methods plus instant messaging, online webform submissions and the dedicated Whistle Blowers app.

Making a report of corruption can invoke fear, sometimes with good reason. All who use the Whistle Blowers anti-corruption hotline can have complete confidence in their guaranteed anonymity.

Our anti-corruption hotline induction and education programmes, available in a number of languages, are designed to reach your employees and the key players in your supply-chain who you need to be your eyes and ears in your campaign to keep corruption out of your business.

You will receive expert advice on handling corruption disclosures. Our decades of report-handling experience and access to anti-corruption detective expertise are at your service as you navigate the sensitive process of investigating allegations.

Our wide range of awareness promotion materials not only promote your ethics hotline, they help to foster a culture of integrity in your organisation. Find out how we help you to encourage your employees and suppliers to speak up in your best interests.

Our state-of-the-art data protection systems, using the latest encryption tools, ensure the privacy of the information that we receive. Our quality-assured, anonymised reporting process ensures that all personal whistleblower information is effectively
de-identified.

Our information agents are trained by professional investigators to detect and deter malicious reporting activity. When you use our anti-corruption hotline, you benefit from our screening skills, reducing the likelihood of fruitless time and money expenditure on fake reports.

Our annual third-party certification by The Ethics Institute is your assurance that we comply with the ever-evolving global best practices in the delivery of ethics hotlines services to organisations on an outsourced basis.

Established in 2000, we are an independent, specialist service provider with no perceived or actual conflicts of interest. In fact, delivering you a world-class, multi-channel ethics hotline service is our only interest.

Did you know that an organisation and its leaders can be held responsible for failing to prevent bribery?

So don’t hesitate, contact us today to find out how you can prevent corruption in your workplace with our anonymous whistleblowing service.

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