A Topic in Focus – Speak Up: real-time changes Corporate Subscribers

19 May 2020 | 12:00 – 13:00 | Online
Business Ethics Network (BEN) meeting

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Staff willingness to speak up in the workplace is a key facet of an open ethical culture in any organisation. Delivering this in an environment of increasing regulation and legislation is challenging. During difficult business times we must not only ensure we are compliant but also ensure staff feel safe and able to speak up.

In this Business Ethics Network (BEN) webinar, led by contributions from Serco and L’Oréal, we explored real-time changes in whistleblowing standards and the common themes and their impact for business.

Robert Smith, Director Business Compliance and Ethics, Serco Group, provided an overview of regulations and standards including the EU Whistleblower Directive, recent Australian legislation and ISO standard 37002, as well as the changes that Serco are making to their speak up arrangements to ensure they are prepared.

Natacha Lesellier, VP - Ethics Programs, L’Oréal, shared some insights from the L’Oréal speak up programme which has always been designed to have a broader coverage than required by the legislation as well as the reassurance work they are doing to help people feel confident to speak up.

There was also time allocated to respond to questions submitted by those listening in.

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What are Business Ethics Network (BEN) meetings?

What are BEN Meetings?

Our network meetings, which happen regularly thoroughout the year, are the pillars around which the community is built. These invitation-only events are usually focused on a specific topic and are led by a member or members of the network who candidly share their experience and pose probing questions for group discussion.

All network meetings are hosted and facilitated under the Chatham House Rule by the IBE.

Who are BEN Meetings for?

These meetings are both practitioner-led and practitioner-focused, with invitations only extended to those responsible for the ethics and compliance programme in their organisation (which must have more than 250 employees). Invitees are, however, free to recommend alternates / subject-matter experts from their organisation to attend either with them, or in their place. Registrations are limited to 2 participants per organisation per meeting.

Why attend a BEN Meeting?

Network meetings are a unique opportunity to join the conversation to discuss the challenges, issues and successes of embedding ethical values within your organisation, with your peers.


Event Guide

Chatham House Rule

To encourage frank discussion amongst participants and the open sharing of ideas and experiences, all IBE events take place under the Chatham House Rule unless stated otherwise. 

This means that participants are free to use the information received but neither the identity nor affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

Webinar Recording

Please note this meeting will be recorded, however, it will not be shared externally. The IBE team will use the recording to produce a meeting summary for the wider network.

If you have any questions about this please email events@ibe.org.uk

 

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