Italian companies discuss how to harness whistleblowers

by Roberta Lunghini - 2016.02.24

Whistleblowers are employees who decide to report a possible fraud, a danger or other serious risk that could harm customers, colleagues, shareholders, the public or the reputation of the company that employs them. These members of staff are increasingly valued by US and European companies. A meeting is even being held tomorrow, 25 February, in Milan, by the Sodalitas Foundation, dedicated to the figure of the whistleblower. The aim is to promote this tool, which is under-used in Italy, in order to effect good corporate governance. During the event, the results of two studies will be presented, both carried out by the Institute of Business Ethics. The first concerns the spread of whistleblowing in six EU countries (UK, France, Holland, Germany, Spain and Italy). The second explores the state of the art in Europe of business ethics and supporting tools.

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