ConductWatch | Deloitte
The topic of whistleblowing has become one of immediate attention nowadays, with the introduction of the new Whistleblowing European Directive in 2019, looking to increase the protection of the persons reporting misconduct and to impose organisations with fifty employees or more to set up internal channels for reporting breaches. Organisations are now enforced to have implemented secure reporting channels by 2021, as per the provisions of the European Directive. On 20 January 2022, the Parliament of Cyprus passed the legislation for the protection of whistleblowers, who report misconduct and acts of corruption in the workplace. The purpose of this law is the establishment of an effective framework of special legal protection of those employees in the public or private sector who make a disclosure of information and data that came into their possession or fell, respectively, in their perception within their workplace.
Deloitte is a recognised global provider of independent whistleblowing solutions to corporate and public sector entities across the globe. Our goal is to help organisations to minimise workplace misconduct and strengthen governance effectively. Issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, misconduct, harassment, bullying, and unethical behaviour, are all risks that have the potential to cause financial and reputational damage to organisations when left undetected.
Deloitte Conduct Watch, our digital whistleblowing solution, equips organisations with secure and confidential reporting channels layered with advanced security features. Our team offers the Deloitte Conduct Watch service globally, both online and as a call centre service, with various language capabilities. Whistleblowers can log a disclosure 24/7, confidentially, from anywhere around the world. Deloitte Conduct Watch can be presented to potential whistleblowers within an organisation as either a Deloitte service or as the organisation’s own service, customised to its own circumstances and requirements.
Whistleblower reports are organised in a structured case management tool within Conduct Watch that helps the client’s authorised users to review and manage all disclosures. Deloitte Conduct Watch can also act as a communication channel between the client and the whistleblower, while maintaining and protecting whistleblower anonymity.