A whistle blower is a person, who exposes information or activity suspected of wrongdoings at work that is deemed illegal, illicit, unsafe, or a waste, fraud, or abuse of authority. It includes criminal activities, corruption, bribery, financial fraud, danger to workplace health and safety, failure to comply with legal obligations or regulations, breach of Company policies and Code of Conduct, unauthorised disclosure of confidential information, etc. It also includes any deliberate attempt to cover up any of the activities mentioned above.
Those who become whistle blowers can choose to bring information or allegations to surface in writing to a supervisor, human resources, compliance or a neutral third party within the company, with the thought that the company will address and correct the issues.
Information’s received shall be kept confidential and investigated in depth to root out the concerns with remedial measures or disciplinary action taken appropriately. Where there may be grounds for a possible criminal offence, management will be informed and legal advice may be sought on whether the matter should be referred to the relevant authority for the appropriate action. The whistle-blower will be notified if reporting to external parties are made.