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If your company has +50 workers, it will soon be mandatory
According to the Directive of the European Parliament, companies with 50 or more workers will soon be obliged to have a Whistleblower Channel. Also, if your company is affected by the LPBC is also required regardless of their number of workers.
The European Parliament has set until December 21, 2021 as the deadline to adapt to the regulations. Read on to find out everything about the Whistleblower Channel and the solution we offer you at Edorteam.
The function of a Whistleblower Channel is to protect people who work in an organization or are related to it at work, so the main requirement is to guarantee anonymity.
Is my company required to have a Whistleblower Channel?
What is a Whistleblower Channel?
It is an anonymous tool from where report criminal acts and bad practices within a public or private organization. The function of a Whistleblower Channel is protect people who work in an organization or are related to it occupationally.
Normally, workers are witnesses or victims of bad practices, but they should also be able to report people outside the organization, such as job candidates, freelancers or suppliers.
What requirements must a Whistleblower Channel meet?
Of course, the most important thing is preserve anonymity of the complainant. The entire process can be treated internally and confidentially until it is resolved, but measures must be in place to guarantee its integrity. These are the requirements that every reporting channel must meet:
Guarantee the confidentiality of the identity of the complainant.
Designate a person, internal or external, as the person responsible for the complaints channel.
The person responsible must acknowledge receipt of the complaints filed, no later than 7 days after receipt.
Finally, the complaint must be responded to within a maximum period of 3 months from the issuance of the acknowledgment of receipt.
Access must be external, since it is not a tool only for internal personnel, but it must have the necessary security measures to avoid security breaches.
For which companies is the Whistleblower Channel mandatory?
All companies with 50 or more workers
All public entities (except populations of -10,000 inhabitants)
Companies affected by the LPBC (Prevention of Money Laundering Law)
Companies with a Compliance plan
In the case of companies with a contracted service of Data Protection, the Whistleblower Channel is recommended as a control measure.
Until when is there time to adapt to the new regulations?
The European Parliament has set until December 21, 2021.
For private companies with 50 to 249 workers, there is an exception and they have an extended period to adapt: until December 17, 2023.
Given the positive effects it will have on the trust and respect for ethical conduct of your workers, the sooner you implement the Whistleblower Channel in your company, the sooner you will notice its benefits.
Start now to promote the ethical culture of your company, do not wait for the law to force you.
Your Complaints Channel from € 120 / year
Request now a demo without obligation with an Edorteam consultant. We will confirm if your company is obliged and we will take care of all the formalities.
What are the benefits of the Edorteam Whistleblower Channel?
With Edorteam you will launch a Whistleblower Channel for your company completely safe and confidential .
Our cloud application is an effective tool and guarantees anonymity of the complainant. In addition, it will be accessible from outside the business network and very easy both to use and to manage , without requiring little time to dedicate to the person in charge of the channel.
With this cloud solution you will comply with all the necessary measures to avoid security breaches, since it generates access and activity reports automatically. Thanks to cloud technology, you can manage it from anywhere with an internet connection.
Advantages of the online Whistleblower Channel
It is online and complies with the data protection measures required by law.
You will promote an ethical culture in the company and you will detect possible criminal cases.
Easy management of the issuance of acknowledgments of receipt and other communications.
You will protect the business reputation and could even avoid legal cases.
You will save time thanks to the automatic notification system.
You will have your Edorteam consultant at your disposal whenever you need it.
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