Webinar EU Whistleblowing Directive: How does it affect Swiss Companies?
Time & Location
22 Nov 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 CET
About the event
This webinar is a joint project of the Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein and öbu.
Whistleblowers are individuals who uncover and report wrongdoings in an organization in the public interest. Since these whistleblowers have a positive impact but are at risk of retaliation for speaking up, they should be better protected. To achieve this, the EU issued the Whistleblower Directive (2019/1937), which is currently being transposed into national law by the EU member states. These standards oblige companies and authorities alike to establish processes that effectively protect whistleblowers.
Current legal situation in Switzerland
There is no specific Whistleblower law in Switzerland, but the EU Directive also influences Swiss parent companies via a subsidiary in the EU. Swiss group companies should start to think about whether and how they should introduce such a system.
Setting up a whistleblowing system can also be seen as an investment into the future, considering that in upcoming legislations, a whistleblowing system will most probably be required. For example, the German supply chain law and the EU-proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence ask companies to establish an internal reporting system.
Fees: Free of charge
This event is open to everyone interested.