EU DIRECTIVE RESOURCE CENTER

EU Whistleblowing Directive

Everything you need to know about the EU Whistleblowers Protection Directive, the obligations for your business and the status of transposition by country.

 

TRANSPOSITION INTO NATIONAL LAW

Find out more about the specificities for each country and the current status of its applicability.

EU DIRECTIVE AT A GLANCE

What you need to know

The EU Whistleblowers Protection Directive aims to reinforce the protective measures for people reporting Union law breaches. 

Purpose of the directive

Whistleblowers have always been a vital part of a society based on transparency, openness and trust. Harmonizing the protection for Whistleblowers across Europe is the key component of this directive:

  • Facilitating reporting and Whistleblowing, and allow whistleblowers to make reports through their preferred reporting channels (internal or external) and be covered by the Directive either way
  • Systematization of processes, in order to increase the number of reporting
  • Increase risk detection and prevention of Union Law breaches by enabling and empowering people to raise concerns safely and without fear of retaliation

scope: who is concerned by the directive?

  • Companies and public entities with over 50 employees or with revenues exceeding €10 million 
  • Financial and Economic SMEs, starting from 1 employee
  • All state, regional administrations, and municipalities with over 10 000 inhabitants

COMPLIANCE MUST-HAVES

The key items your Organization needs to comply

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Useful Resources

Further insights and resources to help clarify the requirements of the EU Whistleblower Directive and to learn how to comply.

Is your business ready?
Understand the key requirements of the Whistleblowing Directive at your level and the new challenges that you have to comply with.

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group system whisteblowing

Are group-level reporting options enough?
Take another look at the specificities of the Directive and learn how a flexible whistleblowing platform configuration can help.

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Executive summary

Whistleblowing in Europe

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