La détection et la prévention
des risques légaux et réputationnels.

Compliance
SAPIN 2. European Directive.

Outsource your
Speak-Up line
management


French regulatory obligations SAPIN 2 and
European directive

Since January 2018 and under the SAPIN 2 law and European directive adopted on 16 April 2019 on ethics and transparency in business life and on the obligation to set up a speak-up line;

« In France, each company of more than 50 employees has an obligation to set up a speak-up line available to reporters, internal to their organization. » .

The regulatory obligation also applies to public organizations such as cities with 10,000
inhabitants, departments, regions.

Une ligne d’alerte,
a reputational & legal risk management tool

Parce que c’est une obligation réglementaire en France et en Europe, assortie d’une protection juridique pour les lanceurs d’alerte, contre les poursuites, intimidation ou représailles ; qui contribue à détecter et à corriger des faits répréhensibles en entreprise.

Au delà des obligations réglementaires, c’est surtout une outil de prévention et de gestion des risques légaux et réputationnels.

Recueillir, canaliser et traiter efficacement les signalements issus des collaborateurs, c’est se prémunir de dysfonctionnements ou faits délictueux pouvant se transformer en crise ouverte de grande envergure.

Les caractéristiques d’un ligne d’alerte

The new regulation establishes an obligation to set up an internal speak-up system and procedures to collect and process alerts issued by reporters.

Failure to implement the speak-up line can have legal consequences for your organization, in case of administrative control, and can also become critical in terms of reputation and financial cost in the case of a report badly treated by your organization and disclosed outside your organisation.

A Speak-Up report and alert may be a concern or an allegation addressing the following matters:
  • un crime, un délit (fraude, corruption, abus de bien social, prise illégale d’intérêts, trafic d’influence,…) ;
  • une violation grave ou manifeste d’une loi ou d’un règlement ; d’un engagement international,… ;
  • harassment, bullying, discrimination, personal privacy;
  • une menace ou un préjudice grave pour l’intérêt général (santé publique, environnement,…).

Each whistleblowing report, whether unsubstantiated or proven allegations, must be investigated with impartiality and confidentiality upon reception, in accordance with set routine review procedure for controls & checks, as recommend by regulators.
A Speak-Up report is also a powerful tool to help your organization identify risk exposures and protect company's value.


Outsource your Speak-Up line and allegation management

Because setting up and rolling out a Speak-Up program, as required by the regulators, demands dedicated resources with regulatory, business and technical expertise and know-how;

Ethicaline provides you with a dedicated solution to handle your Speak-Up line and program, serviced by seasoned professionals in Compliance with hands-on experience; from allegations/reports intake, managing communication with whistleblower and investigations on reported allegations.

An integrated approach

Ethicaline offers an integrated approach, when managing a Speak-Up program, i.e. to act as go-between interacting with whistleblowers and your organization having the following features:

Providing a collaborative management platform

Ethicaline provides you with a technological platform, that has a proven track record, in Europe and the US, as collaborative and interactive management platform for handling Speak-Up reports and interaction with whistleblowers.

Our dedicated technology solution, simple, ergonomic and 100% secure, enables full interactivity between you, Ethicaline and whistleblowers, while handling and managing reported incidents and alerts. The technological platform also guarantees full confidentiality of the information processed, as well as the traceability and the legal archiving of the actions undertaken.
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« A central repository for managing Speak-Up reports,
with traceability of all processing actions, as required by regulators. »


Seasoned professionals
en Compliance & Investigations

Seasoned professionals, experts in compliance, combining dual competence:

1. operational experience in compliance, dealing with Speak-up reports, allegations and related investigations;

2. expertise in advisory, specializing in the deployment of regulatory compliance programs and frameworks such as SAPIN 2, FCPA, UKBA.


The founding partners are capitalizing on a wealth of experience and have been working for more than 10 years in Risk Management, Compliance and Investigations, having dealt with hundreds of Speak-Up reports and allegations in interaction with whistleblowers.

In addition, they have contributed to enhance prevention and detection of business misconducts such as conflicts of interest, fraud, collusion and bribery,... within client's organization.



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