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KPMG Ethics Line - Whistleblowing Service

Whistleblowing Service

The KPMG Whistleblowing Service is an independent whistleblowing channel that enables stakeholders (employees, clients, business partners, etc.) of our clients report suspected or actual incidents of fraud, misconduct and unethical activities occurring within the client’s business environment, thus enabling our clients to
take appropriate action to address whistleblower’s concern and ultimately reduce instances of fraud, misconduct and unethical activities in their business environment.

 

What is Whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing is the exposure of any activity or wrongdoing, perpetrated by an individual or group of individuals that is deemed illegal or unacceptable in an organization.

Whistleblowing is the ability of stakeholders to report misconduct anonymously and confidentially, if they so desire. According to the requirement of Securities and Exchange Commission, public companies are required to establish an adequate whistleblowing mechanism which enables stakeholders to report unethical behaviours in the business environment.

 

What types of Complaint count as Whistleblowing?

Whistleblowers are encouraged to use the KPMG Whistleblowing service to report unethical activities
such as:

Bribery and Corruption Theft of Assets
Financial Fraud Requlatory violation
Damage to company property  Nepotism / Discrimination
Misrepresentation of data Procurement and tendering fraud
Asset Misappropriation  Breach of code of conduct
Sexual Harassment  Conflict of Interest
Abuse of Authority Our unethical activities

Please note that this list is not exhaustive as whistleblowers are encouraged to report any misconduct or unethical activity within the business environment. 

 

Benefits and Features

  • Independent and objective: The KPMG Ethics Line is independent of its clients and therefore objective.
  • Professional: Calls are answered by trained personnel who explore concerns and obtain the relevant facts for further action by the appropriate authority.
  • Anonymous: You are not required to disclose your identity and the KPMG facility is not enabled to view the whistleblower’s number.
  • Confidential: All communication between KPMG Ethics Line and you will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
  • Timely: A report detailing the nature of the call is sent to the appropriate authority within 24 hours or as soon as possible.
  • Secure: The facilities are secure and not accessible to unauthorized persons.

 

How the KPMG Ethics Line Works?

  • The whistleblower reaches out to KPMG Ethics Line via our toll-free telephone lines, email or webpage form.
  • KPMG Ethics Line receives complaint from whistleblower and obtains relevant information from the whistleblower.
  • KPMG Ethics Line generates a report from the details of the complaint and communicates this to the right level of management and/or board of directors of the client for further action (depending on the nature of complaint). The reports sent from the KPMG Ethics Line which is carefully worded to remove any piece of information that can reveal the identity of the whistleblower.
  • The client provides feedback to KPMG Ethics line based on its investigations on the complaint.
  • KPMG provides feedback to the complainant (where possible).

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