With the whistleblower system from Grant Thornton and INVENSITY, you can successfully implement the EU Whistleblower Directive and reduce your legal risk without much effort.

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With the whistleblower system from Grant Thornton and INVENSITY, you can successfully implement the EU Whistleblower Directive and reduce your legal risk without much effort.

Legally compliant. Confidential. Easy.

On October 7th, 2019, the EU member states adopted the new EU Whistleblower Directive to protect persons who wish to report violations of EU law. This directive has far-reaching consequences for companies, which are now obliged to make available an internal and anonymous reporting system to submit and process such notifications. The directive places various requirements on this reporting system.

The whistleblower system of INVENSITY and Grant Thornton meets all the requirements of the EU directive – so that you and your company can easily comply with the new EU whistleblower directive.

 

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Customer report: How much effort does it take to implement a whistleblower system/tool?

A realistic cost estimate for the development of a whistleblower system is difficult if the (legal) expertise is not available or is only brought in at short notice.

Often, the value or benefit of an external whistleblower system is not seen, and people are convinced that they can quickly have something developed themselves to save money, or that it is sufficient to buy a low-cost whistleblower system and operate it themselves.

INVENSITY has prepared a detailed report for you that makes the effort of implementing a whistleblower system or whistleblower tool transparent and thus facilitates your decision-making.

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Legally compliant. Confidential. Easy.

On October 7th, 2019, the EU member states adopted the new EU Whistleblower Directive to protect persons who wish to report violations of EU law. This directive has far-reaching consequences for companies, which are now obliged to make available an internal and anonymous reporting system to submit and process such notifications. The directive places various requirements on this reporting system.

The whistleblower system of INVENSITY and Grant Thornton meets all the requirements of the EU directive – so that you and your company can easily comply with the new EU whistleblower directive.

 

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Your advantages at a glance

Compliance with the EU Whistleblower Directive

The whistleblowing solution fulfills all requirements of the EU Whistleblower Directive. Thus, the anonymity of the whistleblower is guaranteed throughout, even in case of inquiries by the ombudsmen. The system also supports in complying with the legally required duties to inform the whistleblower.

Easy integration into your IT infrastructure

When developing our whistleblowing system, we made sure that it can be easily integrated in any existing IT infrastructure. After all, all you must do is provide an information on your company website with the corresponding link to the system. If desired, the interface can be adapted to your corporate design. As a whistleblower, all you need is a standard internet browser.

Compliance with data protection (DSGVO) & ISO27001

As legal and technical compliance experts, we ensure that our whistleblowing solution complies with the data protection requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It also meets the requirements of the international information security standard ISO27001. To verify this, we regularly conduct risk and security analyses.

Technical and legal expertise

We, INVENSITY and Grant Thornton are renowned companies in our fields. We stand for software development and standards compliance (INVENSITY) and sound consulting and support in Governance, Risk & Compliance (Grant Thornton). With a view to our customer base, we know the requirements of medium-sized companies in particular and have taken these into account in developing our system.

No support effort

Thanks to our whistleblower system, you do not need to be a compliance expert to ensure compliance with the EU Whistleblower Directive. Because the system is hosted externally, there is no additional support burden on you or your IT. And Grant Thornton’s ombudspersons take care of the whistleblowing process.

Data security

With the expertise of the software developers at INVENSITY, it was possible to develop a solution that meets the highest security requirements for data privacy. All processes and data transfers are encrypted. Since the tool is hosted externally, it is also protected against manipulation attempts.

Low cost

The INVENSITY and Grant Thornton whistleblower system was created through the cooperation of two companies that have contributed their respective expertise to its development and support. As a result, and with a view to medium-sized companies, we can pursue an attractive pricing policy with our system while at the same time offering outstanding quality.

The procedure in detail

1. Incident

One of your employees or even one of your suppliers suspects a violation of Union law within your organization and wants to report it.

2. Report

The whistleblower logs in to the whistleblower portal of the whistleblowing solution via an Internet browser and with an anonymous account. Now he can report the incident completely anonymously.

3. Confirmation of receipt

From that time on, the notice will be in the hands of the Grant Thornton Ombudsmen. They will acknowledge receipt of the case.

4. Investigation

The ombudspersons of Grant Thornton are now handling the complaint. They collect all the information necessary to clarify the facts of the case.

5. Result

Upon completion of such an investigation, the ombudsmen report to the management of the company, together with a recommendation for further action.

6. Anonymity

The whistleblower is informed via the portal about the outcome of the investigation and the measures taken. During the entire process and beyond, his anonymity is guaranteed.

Summary

    • The whistleblowing solution from Grant Thornton and INVENSITY enables you to meet all legal and technical requirements of the new EU Whistleblower Directive. This allows you to successfully implement the requirements of the new EU directive in your company.
    • Our whistleblowing solution offers an attractive price strategy combined with excellent quality.
    • Furthermore, it can be easily integrated into your existing IT infrastructure.
    • With the combination of a web-based, secure reporting portal with encrypted data transfer and the ombudsman function by external lawyers, you can ensure a legal professional and at the same time secure handling of incoming information regarding possible observed compliance violations.
    • Benefit from the combined expertise of two renowned companies in  Governance, Risk & Compliance (Grant Thornton) and Software Development and Technical Compliance (INVENSITY) regarding the requirements of medium-sized companies in particular.

With the whistleblower system from Grant Thornton and INVENSITY, you fulfill all legal and technical requirements of the new EU Whistleblower Directive. This enables you to successfully implement the requirements of the new EU Directive in your company.

Our whistleblower system pursues an attractive price strategy while offering excellent quality.

In addition, it can be easily integrated into your existing IT infrastructure.

Combining a web-based, secure reporting portal with encrypted data transmission and the ombudsman function provided by external lawyers ensures that incoming information about any compliance violations observed is handled in a legal, professional and secure manner.

Benefit from the combined expertise of two renowned companies from the areas of Governance, Risk & Compliance (Grant Thornton) and Software Development and Technical Compliance (INVENSITY) with a view to the requirements of medium-sized companies in particular.

Publications

Journal “Labor and Labor Law”

In issue 10/20 of the renowned trade magazine “Arbeit und Arbeitsrecht” (Labor and Labor Law), the technical article “Hinweisgeberschutz-Richtlinie: Handlungsbedarf für das Personalmanagement” (Whistleblower-Directive: Need for Action for Personnel Management) was published. Together with Prof. Dr. Dr. Ruth Stock-Homburg and Mai Anh Nguyen (both TU Darmstadt) and Dr. Matthias Bauer (Grant Thornton), our Director Christopher Seinecke illuminates the need for action for companies resulting from the new EU Whistleblower Directive.

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Press release

Here you can download our press release in German language.

Both the text and the images are freely available for publication in this context.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you are looking for suitable interview partners.

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References

A selection of customers who trust our Saas solution for a whistleblowing system.

A selection of customers who trust our Saas solution for a whistleblowing system.

Your contact

Christopher Seinecke

Christopher Seinecke
Director

+49 172 652 808 1
hinweisgebersystem@invensity.com

My name is Christopher Seinecke, Director of INVENSITY, and I am your contact if you are interested in the whistleblowing system of INVENSITY and Grant Thornton. I want to provide you with the best possible experience with our system and help you meet the new EU Whistleblower Directive requirements without much effort.

If you have any questions about the whistleblower system or are interested in getting to know the system or even the whistleblower tool better, please feel free to contact me. Either fill out the contact form below, call me or send me an e-mail.

I look forward to getting to know you and introducing the whistleblower system and its features in more detail.

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INVENSITY – We accelerate your development.

As a technology and innovation consultancy with an international scope, we support our customers on a daily basis in overcoming their technological challenges. We act throughout the entire development process – on three different levels:

  1. we identify and eliminate risks at project and organizational level so that they can achieve their development goals
  2. we help them achieve and maintain ISO standards and norms so that they can meet their own and their own customers’ quality requirements.
  3. we provide on-site support for the operational implementation of software and systems engineering so that new digital solutions have the chance to make tomorrow’s world a better place.

We are active mainly in high-tech industries, including optical technologies, automotive and transportation, aerospace, healthcare and life sciences, energy and utilities, telecommunications and electronics, and building and defense.

With our in-house academy and the INVENSITY Technology Hub, we guarantee lasting top performance. High-quality training and individual support promote the knowledge, talents and skills of our employees who develop methods and competencies in internal departments across projects.

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the leading medium-sized auditing companies in Germany. With around 1,500 employees at 11 German locations, we support our clients in achieving their goals.

Award-winning technical expertise is as important as the in-depth understanding we have developed of our client’s business model, industry, and specific requirements. We create a customized solution for your business challenge.