End of this year, the new EU Directive for the protection of whistleblowers will enter into force and organizations must appoint an impartial and capable coordinator of the whistleblowing procedure. Why is it not a good idea to have the confidential adviser coordinate the whistleblowing procedure?
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A new EU directive was adopted at the end of 2019 requiring organisations to adapt their whistleblowing procedures. It is likely that you will have to change your whistleblowing or speak up procedure. In this blog we describe the most important changes and what this means for you.
Stubben and Welch, researchers from the University of Utah and George Washington University, recently published the results of a major survey of US companies, in which they found that companies that receive more reports from whistleblowers have better financial results. This seems counterintuitive. How does that work? And does it also apply in the Netherlands?
Dutch organisations with more than 50 employees must have an internal whistleblowing procedure since July 1st 2016. And then suddenly a whistleblowing report is submitted. Help, what to do next? In their brochure 'Internal Investigations', the Dutch House for Whistleblowers (or Whistleblowing Authority) indicates that it is essential to prepare yourselves for the first reports. For example, does it make sense to appoint a capable, independent integrity coordinator? This is a specialist role and not every organisation will have such a person available. Industry organisations can play a supporting role in this.