If you are looking to set up a whistleblower hotline (otherwise known as a compliance hotline) for your organisation, there are some key things to think about. If you are new to the initiative, or new to using these systems as part of a broader whistleblower reporting solution, this quick overview will give you some simple guidance and steps for success.
If you are a board member of 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 board member, but you are an operator of a programme, this article might still be useful as a training guide for directors to 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 ISO Whistleblower Guidelines are generic and intended to be applicable to all organisations, regardless of type, size and nature of activities, and whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sector. You can easily adjust the programme that you are building based on your organisation’s needs. Read more about it here.