The recently revised UK Corporate Governance Code has re-emphasised the importance of whistleblowing. Resources are available to help boards ensure they are well placed to support the process.
Misselling financial products to meet bonus targets. Unsafe working practices on construction sites. Breach of food safety regulations putting consumers at risk of illness. Sexual favours for disaster relief aid. Abuse of residents in care homes. These are a few examples of the thousands of potential harms that workers have raised with the whistleblowing charity Protect, which has “Speak-Up, Stop Harm” as its motto.
Many of the cases have not only put innocent third parties at risk, but have also damaged organisations as a result of regulatory sanctions, adverse media coverage, scrutiny by politicians and adverse consumer reactions. An
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