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Listen Up! Effective whistleblowing management 

Would you know when someone was raising a concern that might lead to them becoming a whistleblower?

Would you know what to do? 

Do you know what the impact on your business might be if you do not act? 

With whistleblowing cases regularly making the news headlines, there is increasing recognition that whistleblowing provisions play a vital role in risk management within all organisations, regardless of industry sector or size.

Linklaters’ Employment & Incentives practice has been tracking this growing trend and, more recently, investigating effective ways of managing whistleblowing in key European jurisdictions. 

View our infographic  to see the percentage of European listed companies currently without a visible whistleblowing policy and access our guide to the related legal framework in each jurisdiction.   














Research Methodology

To determine the percentage of companies with visible whistleblowing policies, Linklaters analysed the corporate websites of top listed companies for information relating to whistleblowing policies or practices, both explicit and implicit, in the following jurisdictions:

  • UK – FTSE100
  • Belgium – BEL20
  • France – CAC40
  • Germany – DAX30
  • Italy – FTSE MIB
  • Luxembourg – LuxX
  • Netherlands – AEX
  • Portugal – PSI20
  • Spain – IBEX35
  • Sweden – OMX30
  • Switzerland – SMI20

Research was conducted during February and March 2014.

If you would like for us to discuss our findings with you in more detail, please contact us

Listen Up!

Click here to view our video on our Operational Intelligence Group

View our short video summary of the associated risks for companies that do not have an effective framework in place.

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