What is whistleblowing?
Whistleblowing means "to uncover", "to draw attention to something". A whistleblower is therefore a person, a whistleblower, who uncovers grievances within the organisation and reports them to a specially established office. Whistleblowers can use an electronic mailbox to communicate tips, violations or confidential information to the reporting office..
Confidentiality requirement/identity protection
It shall be ensured that the identity of the reporting person and of those mentioned in the report is not disclosed to any person other than the authorised staff responsible for receiving reports or for taking follow-up action on reports without their express consent. This also applies to any other information from which the identity of the reporting person could be directly or indirectly inferred.
All reports shall be documented in accordance with confidentiality obligations. Messages are not kept longer than is necessary and proportionate. Personal reports shall be recorded in an accurate and complete transcript. The transcript shall then be reviewed by the reporting person, corrected if necessary, and signed, unless an anonymous report is made.
Ban on reprisals
MROS protects the reporting person from direct or indirect acts or omissions in the professional context that are triggered by an internal report and that cause or may cause the reporting person to suffer an unjustified disadvantage.