Encouraging a Speak Up Culture

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The freedom to raise concerns without fear of retaliation is a core component of a supportive ethical business culture - one where employees are confident they will be supported to 'do the right thing'.

This Good Practice Guide looks at practical ways that organisations can encourage a Speak Up culture. It includes guidance on establishing and embedding a procedure that gives employees the confidence to raise concerns about anything they find unsafe, unethical or unlawful.

Drawing on interviews with IBE supporters, this Guide shares examples of how successful organisations implement their Speak Up process and investigations.

This Guide will help all thsoe with responsibility for implementing a Speak Up procedure or encouraging an open culture, in particular:

  • Ethics and Compliance practitioners
  • Human Resources, Internal Audit, Risk, Corporate Security professionals and Company Secretaries
  • Board members and senior leadership.