A whistleblowing platform serves as a valuable foundation for any risk and compliance management programme. The reports captured through these channels constitute a wealth of information and can provide leaders with valuable insight into the health and wellbeing of their organisation, its structures, and everyone directly involved in the operations.
Organisations that use whistleblowing and speak-up programmes to feed into their larger compliance framework see benefits in the form of deeper insights and a stronger workplace culture. NAVEX Global offers a comprehensive platform of solutions and products that work in concert with an organisation’s whistleblowing programme.
First, all ethics and compliance programmes should be underpinned by a strong code of conduct. This document should function as a thoughtful expression of an organisation’s values, and reinforce the fact that employees are encouraged to speak up when they see something wrong.
Robust training programmes act as a strong foundation for promoting a speak-up culture when paired with whistleblowing programmes. Training programmes teach employees best practices, highlight real-world examples of sometimes complex issues, and show employees their organisation takes unethical behaviour seriously.
Training and enforcement of your organisation’s values is a continual process. Many organisations employ a comprehensive, programmatic policy management system to effectively update, communicate, and distribute their internal policies among a varied collection of stakeholders. Centralised repositories and digital distribution systems provide employees easy reference while providing organisations with an auditable attestation record.
When implemented thoughtfully and maintained effectively, these systems work together to foster a more ethical organisational culture.