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 organizations with fifty employees or more to set up internal channel for reporting breaches. Organizations are now obliged to implement secure reporting channels in place by 2021, as per the previsions of the European Directive.
Deloitte is a recognized global provider of independent whistleblowing solutions to corporate and public sector entities. Our goal is to help organizations to minimize workplace misconduct and strengthen governance effectively. Issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, misconduct, harassment, bullying, unethical behavior are all risks that have the potential to cause financial and reputational damage to organizations when left undetected.
Deloitte HALO, our digital whistleblowing solution equips organizations with secure and confidential reporting channels layered with advanced security features. Our team offers the Deloitte HALO service globally, both online and as a call center service with various language capabilities. Whistleblowers can lodge a disclosure 24/7, confidentially, from anywhere around the world. Deloitte HALO can be presented to potential whistleblowers within an organization as either a Deloitte service or as the organization’s own service, customized to its own circumstances and requirements.
Whistleblower reports are organized in a structured case management tool within HALO that helps the client’s authorized users to review and manage all disclosures. Deloitte HALO can also act as a communication channel between the client and the whistleblower, while maintaining and protecting whistleblower anonymity.