The business challenge
The EU Whistleblowing Directive (2019/1937) on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law had already entered into force in 2019, bringing significant changes to many organizations.
How we can help
The introduction of an ethical hotline is not only a legal requirement, but also has a number of other benefits: the most important thing is to shorten the time it takes to detect an abuse, as this channel is still the most effective tool for this purpose. If PwC supports the introduction of an ethical hotline at your company, this may have the following advantages, among others:
Standardised, digitised and continuously updated solution with low implementation costs.
Trustworthy cooperation with PwC's dedicated experts, who are also familiar with the legal aspects and requirements from other laws and their internal regulations (e.g. guidelines or codes).
Thanks to our global network, cross-border reports can also be processed appropriately.
All services from a single source.
Ensuring compliance while taking into account requirements such as documentation, confidentiality and protection obligations (ISO 27001 certification for the whistleblowing tool).
With our whistleblowing tool you can directly communicate with the whistleblower in a secured way, in compliance with the Directive, you are able to provide feedbacks to the whistleblower.