If you are a senior executive at a company that has a whistleblower programme, you have a role to play and it is important that you understand your obligations. If you are not a senior executive, but you operate the whistleblower programme, this document might be useful as a training guide to help senior managers understand their role.
If you are responsible for managing the whistleblower programme you know that is not just about having a piece of software installed that tracks reports, it is about managing a comprehensive whistleblower programme under the direction and support of both the company’s governing body and its management.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will formally enact International Standard ISO 37002 – Whistleblowing Management Systems – Guidelines (ISO Whistleblower Guidelines). The ISO Whistleblower Guidelines are currently in their final form and are expected to be released in 2021.