Like a referee blowing his whistle, a whistle-blower indicates a violation of the rules. From it the term Whistleblower had established itself in the range of the Compliance. The problem: Particularly those colleagues, who committed such offenses, place whistleblowers fast as traitors or denunciators. Also many superiors are afraid of the clarifying of offences, they point nevertheless thereby to a injury of their supervision duty or even to a participation.
What happens without whistleblower systems?
What many cases of compliance violations or unlawful actions that see the light of day and have received a corresponding press report that damages their reputation have in common is that the companies or institutions concerned do not have clearly regulated whistleblower systems.
Whistleblowing systems are the secret star of compliance and, as a component of prevention, the means of first choice for complying with legal regulations and compliance guidelines. And they change the corporate culture. Whistleblowing gives companies the opportunity to initially clarify grievances internally and channels a disorderly process of disclosing grievances to the outside world.