Introduction to Whistleblowing
Whistleblowing is a crucial process that allows individuals – whether they are employees, suppliers, or any other party associated with a company – to report serious professional misconduct or unethical behavior. This includes, but is not limited to, actions like fraud, cheating, mistreatment of others, or violations of company policies and ethical standards.
At Dataroots, we are committed to maintaining an environment where honesty and integrity are at the forefront of our operations. To support this commitment, we have established a whistleblowing system that enables the reporting of unethical or inappropriate actions observed within the organization.
The aim of whistleblowing is to identify and address wrongdoing within an organization. By speaking up, you contribute to a culture of integrity and help safeguard the company's values and reputation. Whistleblowing serves as a tool to:
- Detect and prevent fraud or misconduct
- Protect the organization and its stakeholders from harm
- Uphold legal and ethical standards
We understand that reporting a concern can be daunting. At Dataroots, we assure all whistleblowers that their concerns will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and respect. Our policy provides protection against any form of retaliation or adverse consequences as a result of making a report in good faith.
How to Report?
Step 1: Review Our Policy
Before submitting a report, please familiarize yourself with the Dataroots Whistleblowing Policy. This will give you a clear understanding of what constitutes a reportable issue and the process involved. Because we are located in Flanders, our official policy is mandated to be in Dutch. This version is the only one valid; a translated English version is also provided for information.
Step 2: Submit Your Report
If you believe you have witnessed or have evidence of serious misconduct, you can report it through the following channel:
- Email: Send your concerns to email@example.com.
After Your Report
Upon receiving your report, our dedicated team will conduct a confidential and impartial investigation. We are committed to addressing all reports promptly and effectively.
If you have any questions about the whistleblowing procedure or need guidance on how to proceed with a report, please contact our HR department via firstname.lastname@example.org.