Our survey shows many companies are still unprepared for the introduction of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive. Will your business be ready?

A new regulation has been adopted across the EU to guarantee the protection of whistleblowers. Companies with more than 250 employees will need to comply with the Whistleblower Protection Directive by December 2021. Those with over 50 employees have a further two-year transition period.

The Directive is made up of two parts – the protections themselves, plus the reporting channels and rights around them. In order to comply, businesses must ensure that suitable internal reporting channels are in place.

The regulation includes any employer based outside the EU that has operations within the EU. It also extends beyond existing employees to include job applicants and self-employed contractors, as well as employees of external contractors and suppliers. Is your company fully prepared?



The clock is ticking…

BRCGS has partnered with EQS, a whistleblowing system provider, to help food manufacturers.

As well as supporting companies to comply with the new Directive, an effective and well-publicised confidential reporting solution can be a critical element in managing and mitigating reputational and compliance risk. A key ESG initiative, it also lets employees know that you’re listening to them.

In a recent survey to gauge readiness for the Directive, we found that only 14% of businesses had a full plan and solution in place to meet the requirements of the Directive – while 55% were still to act.

Where does your business fit into this picture? If you still need to take action, do it today – because the clock is ticking…



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