The Company has put in place a channel to allow whistleblowing by all stakeholders to report, without fear of retaliation, discrimination or adverse consequences, on any wrongdoing that they may observe on its officers and directors in their course of work.
Any wrongdoings that fall within the following activities:
- Financial malpractice or impropriety
- Fraud or corruption or any dishonest act
- Criminal activity including forgery or falsification of and alteration to Company documents/accounts
- Breach of legal obligation (including negligence, breach of contracts)
- Danger of destruction to and unsafe practices in the work environment
- Improper conduct or unethical behaviour (eg. disclosure of confidential and proprietary information to party(ies) without prior authorization and a need-to-know basis; accepting/seeking anything of material value from business associates eg. Vendors)
- Attempts to conceal any of the above
- Any other similar or related inappropriate conduct or activities that might lead to other damaging implications to the Group.
All whistleblowing reports will be directed to the Chairman of the Audit Committee, all information provided will be investigated.
Depending on the nature of the concern raised or information provided, the investigation may be conducted involving one or more of these persons or entities:
- The Audit Committee;
- The Investigating Committee;
- The External or Internal Auditor;
- Forensic Professionals or Private Investigators; and
- The Police or Commercial Affairs Department.
If, at the conclusion of an investigation, it is determined that a violation has occurred or the allegations are substantiated, remedial action commensurate with the severity of the offence will be taken.
The Company reserves the right to modify the contents to maintain compliance with the applicable laws and regulations or accommodate organisational changes.