Raising your ethical culture: How a whistleblower program can help

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Creating a transparent and ethical organizational culture

By creating a strong ethical culture, organizations of all sizes and sector can both reduce the frequency of breaches of ethics, values or law and encourage employees to speak up internally when they become aware of potential wrongdoing. A culture of transparency can flourish only when people feel empowered and secure about elevating suspected problems. One of the key drivers of an ethical culture is a well-crafted whistleblower program. This publication sets forth the key components of a well-designed hotline and whistleblower program and the critical success factors for carrying out a program.

Raising your ethical culture

Six components to create a successful internal investigation process

Creating an effective internal investigation process is crucial to an ethics and compliance program, and, more broadly, to a speak-up culture of trust and transparency. Such a process consists of six main components.

Successful internal investigation process components

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