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Disclosures are, and should be made by loyal employees, business partners, contractors, vendors, a person with interest in the organisation, or “any other” party/entity who knows of inappropriate behaviours, who is willing, able, or obliged to reveal wrongdoing within an organization with the intent to stop, or bring the issue to the attention of authorized recipients of the information for further action and/or mitigation, without expecting any personal gain and/or without malicious intent.


Defining the, “who should” speak-up should not be limited, as long as the whistle-blower is a person or entity who has knowledge, information and/or evidence of wrong-doing. Anyone can report an issue to an authorized person or party if it is done within the compliant framework of whistle-blowing.


Whistle-blower compliance is made easier by employers, by providing a formal independent channel through which whistle-blowers may raise their concerns, provide information, or lodge complaints when the behaviour or practices of the organization, its managers, contractors, suppliers, or their individual employees are questionable. 

Options

  • Basic Listing
  • Free listing and registration
  • No monthly or annual fees!
  • What you sign up for:
  • Free access to our independent on-line and other reporting speak-up tools
  • Removal of identifier information from reports where anonymity had been requested

  • Speak up report will be submitted to an authorized person at your organisation without unnecessary delay
  • Your authorised person to provide brief feedback on the outcome to FFRS for record purposes (e.g. founded / unfounded or malicious reporting
  • Your authorised person to provide feedback with regards to the outcome of the investigation to the concerned individual (if the identity had been disclosed and communication had been agreed to) 
  • Option to appoint FFRS as your independent forensic partner in performing a preliminary assessment/investigation of the reported incident at agreed-to discounted rates. 
  • No need to appoint separate service providers to deal with reports and assessments / investigations
  • Optional - Discounted CPD Hour accredited virtual whistle-blower awareness training sessions (3 x CPD hours). R180.00 per employee (minimum 10 x employees per session)
  • Optional - A2  x 250g full color Speak-up posters containing contact and reporting information. Including FFRS and client branding @R120.00 each
  • FFRS Branded A-2 posters - at no additional fee
  • Pro-Listing
  • Annual listing fee @ R5 400.00 p/year

  • What you sign-up for
  • Access to our independent on-line and other reporting speak-up tools
  • Removal of identifier information from reports where anonymity had been requested
  • Speak up report will be submitted to an authorized person at your organisation without unnecessary delay

  • Your authorised person to provide brief feedback on the outcome to FFRS for record purposes (e.g. founded / unfounded or malicious reporting
  • Your authorised person or FFRS to provide feedback with regards to the outcome of an investigation to the concerned individual (if the identity had been disclosed and communication had been agreed to) 
  • Optional - One free CPD Hour accredited virtual whistle-blower awareness training session for up to 20 employees (3 x CPD hours)

  • Optional - Discounted rates for virtual whistle-blower awareness training of additional employees @ R180.00 per employee (minimum 10 x employees per session)
  • One standard Photo's / PowerPoint / PDF whistle-blower awareness pack (4 x slides) for upload by your IT department to staff screen-savers

  • Option to appoint FFRS as your independent forensic partner in performing a preliminary assessment/investigation of the reported incident at agreed-to discounted rates. 
  • No need to appoint separate service providers to deal with reports and assessments / investigations
  • A2  x 250g full color Speak-up posters containing contact and reporting information. Including FFRS and client branding @R120.00 each
  • FFRS Branded A-2 posters - at no additional fee
  • Executive Listing
  • Annual listing fee @ R8 880.00 p/year
  • What you sign-up for
  • Access to our independent on-line and other reporting speak-up tools
  • Removal of identifier information from reports where anonymity had been requested
  • Speak up report will be submitted to an authorized person at your organisation without unnecessary delay

  • First-line (maximum 6 hours) independent assessment and initial fact finding and recommendations on way forward relevant to the reported incident. Feedback within 24 hours of the initial report receipt @ R980.00 per assessment (excluding travel and disbursements if required)  

  • Option to appoint FFRS as your independent forensic partner in performing the full investigation, root cause analysis, risk assessment and provide disciplinary support within our fraud risk management framework at agreed-to discounted rates. In the event that FFRS is appointed to perform a full investigation, the initial fact finding will not be charged to the client
  • In the event that FFRS is not appointed to perform the full investigation, your authorised person will be required to provide a brief feedback on the outcomes to FFRS for record purposes (e.g. founded / unfounded or malicious reporting
  • FFRS will provide feedback the whistle-blower with regards to progress and the outcomes as per client agreement (only where the whistle-blower identity is known)
  • Optional - One free CPD Hour accredited virtual whistle-blower awareness training session for up to 20 employees (3 x CPD hours)
  • Optional - Discounted rates for virtual whistle-blower awareness training of additional employees @ R180.00 per employee (minimum 10 x employees per session), or a selection of any other available ethics training of up to three CPD hours per session (please inquire regarding available training). 
  • One standard Photo's / PowerPoint / PDF whistle-blower awareness pack (4 x slides) for upload by your IT department to staff screen-savers
  • Five A2 x 250g full color Speak-up posters containing contact and reporting information. Including FFRS and client branding 
  • FFRS Branded A-2 posters - at no additional fee
  • List Item

What to report

Whistle-blowers may report any instance where they suspect, or, are aware of actual potential or perceived wrongdoing, immoral and/or unethical practices, negligence, or intentional non-compliance with policies, practices, regulations, or guidelines, within an organization. Now, that being said, these issues may be divided by some organisations into two reporting categories as previously mentioned, the one being in integrity matters, and the second, business control incidents.

Business Integrity

Refers to work related behaviours considered to be intentional acts of misconduct such as: (i) unethical behaviours, (ii) criminality, (iii) corruption, and (iv) nepotism or favouritism where the behaviours may be considered to be corrupt behaviours; generally those areas of conduct defined in the employee manual as inappropriate behaviours within an organisation.

Business Control

Generally refers to: (i) instances of negligence, (ii) unintentional failure to abide by policies, procedures and practices, (iii) ethical dilemmas not included in the employee manual as misconduct, (iv) and issues caused by control failures, or the lack thereof, and/or issues resulting from moral dilemmas, not usually considered to be unethical practices by all.