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18) Does your organisation clearly inform employees and contract staff how to access and utilise the whistleblowing procedure to confidentially report any issues?

August 20, 2021 Procurement Risk Whistleblowing Awareness

Answer yes if your organisation clearly informs all employees and contract staff how to access and utilise the whistleblowing procedure.

Whistleblowing is the term used when a worker passes on information concerning wrongdoing. This is also called “making a disclosure” or “blowing the whistle”. The wrongdoing will typically (although not necessarily) be something they have witnessed at work.

If your organisation has a Whistleblowing procedure in place it is important that your employees are made aware of it so that they can use it if needed.

How to implement the control:

Raising awareness of your Whistleblowing policy and procedure can be done in a number of ways, including:

  • Referencing the policy and process in employment contracts;
  • Including training on the whistleblowing procedure within employees annual training;
  • Running regular awareness campaigns that include the use of the whistleblowing procedure.

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