How ready are German organisations to comply with the new whistleblowing laws?
The data below was compiled from the results of a recent NAVEX survey of 2,250 senior business professionals across nine European countries.
Half of business leaders in Germany (51%) considered themselves fully aware of the EU Whistleblower Directive, placing Germany among the top three countries in terms of awareness of the new regulations.
When asked how prepared their organisation is, generally Germany appears to be largely in line with the rest of Europe. We found that almost one third of respondents in Germany (32%) strongly agreed that their organisation had clearly defined whistleblowing processes in place and 28% strongly agreed that their organisation’s culture supports compliance with the directive. However, this leaves more than two thirds of respondents less confident that their current whistleblowing processes will be sufficient to meet the minimum requirements. Organisations must also consider that the proposed German whistleblower law will go even further.
One of the worst responses we received when compared with the rest of Europe, was when we asked how you would rate the training and guidance your organisation gives to employees to help them identify and report misconduct. Only 20% of respondents from Germany stated this was very good, one of the worst outcomes in our survey.