Whistleblowing

Reporting form for unlawful behaviour

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You can use this whistleblowing form to report concerns, suspicions or information regarding possible misconduct, abuse or unethical behaviour within our organisation. The Whistleblower Reporting Form is designed to provide you with a safe, confidential and secure means to report issues you have encountered or observed. We take all reports seriously and assure you that your identity will be protected in accordance with the law.

In order to fulfil all requirements, we have decided to use Iubenda as our European service partner for a comprehensive compliance solution. You can access Iubenda's reporting form via the link below:

https://sip.shop/whistleblowing-form

FAQ

The EU Whistleblower Directive is a legal act adopted by the European Union to improve the protection of whistleblowers. It was adopted on 23 October 2019 to set a minimum standard for the protection of whistleblowers in the member states of the European Union (EU) and obliges all EU member states to implement corresponding national legal frameworks.

All public and private companies with a Seat in the European Union and more than 50 employees as well as municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants.

Whistleblowers are individuals who report misconduct or violations of EU law. These may include employees, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, volunteers or even job applicants.

Whistleblowers can report a wide range of issues in various areas, including but not limited to

  • Protection of privacy and personal data

  • Consumer protection

  • Violations of company policies and procedures

  • Financial misconduct

  • Money laundering and terrorist financing

  • Fraud

  • Security of network and information systems

  • Harassment or discrimination

  • Safety concerns (product safety and compliance, food and feed safety, transport safety)

  • Public health or animal health and welfare issues

  • Environmental issues

Yes, the iubenda reporting system we use ensures that whistleblowers can report information confidentially and, if they wish, anonymously.

If whistleblowers choose to report confidentially, their identity will only be known to those within the organisation who are responsible for handling the case.

Most importantly, whistleblowers covered by the EU Whistleblower Directive are protected from any form of retaliation, including threats and attempts at retaliation.

The Whistleblower Directive requires Member States to provide an alternative external reporting channel for whistleblowers. It is always preferable to use the internal reporting channels first, but note that there is always the option to report further or go directly to such external reporting channels.

As soon as you submit a report, you will receive an internal case number and a confirmation of receipt from the iubenda system we use. We are obliged to provide feedback within a reasonable period of time, which may not exceed three months from the confirmation of receipt.

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