Whistle Blower Policy
The Purpose of this Policy
Locuz Enterprise Solutions Limited (“Locuz”) and its subsidiaries (collectively the “Company”) are committed to complying with foreign and domestic laws that apply to them, satisfying the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics, and particularly to assuring that business is conducted with integrity and that the Company’s financial information is accurate. If potential violations of Company policies or applicable laws are not recognized and addressed promptly, the Company and those working for or with the Company could face investigation, prosecution, fines, and other penalties. That can be costly. Consequentially, and to promote the highest ethical standards, the Company will maintain a workplace that facilitates the reporting of potential violations of Company policies and applicable laws. Directors, employees, or any other person including vendors, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, trainees, shareholders, former employees, job applicants and any other third parties (collectively referred hereinafter as “Person(s)”) must be able to raise concerns regarding such potential violations easily and free of any fear of retaliation. That is the purpose of this policy (the “Policy” or the “Whistleblower Policy”).
Your Duty to Report
Everyone is required to report to the Company any suspected violation of any law that applies to the Company and any suspected violation of the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics. It is important that you report all suspected violations. This includes possible accounting or financial reporting violations, insider trading, leak of unpublished price sensitive information, bribery, or violations of the anti-retaliation aspects of this Policy. Consult the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics for a more detailed description of potential violations and other areas of particular concern. Retaliation includes adverse actions, harassment, or discrimination relating to your reporting of a suspected violation.
It is the policy of the Company that you must, when you reasonably suspect that a violation of an applicable law or the Company's Code of Conduct and Ethics has occurred or is occurring, report that potential violation. Reporting is crucial for early detection, proper investigation and remediation, and deterrence of violations of Company policies or applicable laws. You should not fear any negative consequences for reporting reasonably suspected violations because retaliation for reporting suspected violations is strictly prohibited by Company policy. Failure to report any reasonably belief that a violation has occurred or is occurring is itself a violation of this Policy and such failure will be addressed with appropriate disciplinary action, including possible termination of employment.
How to Report
Report your concerns to Human Resources I/c or Legal & Compliance Team (L&C Team - MD or Legal I/c).
You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your report should include as much information about the suspected violation as you can provide. Where possible, it should describe the nature of the suspected violation; the identities of persons involved in the suspected violation; a description of documents that relate to the suspected violation; and the time frame during which the suspected violation occurred. Where you have not reported anonymously, you may be contacted for further information.
Investigations after Your Report
All reports under this Policy will be promptly and appropriately investigated, and all information disclosed during the course of the investigation will remain confidential, except as necessary to conduct the investigation and take any remedial action, in accordance with applicable law. Everyone working for or with the Company has a duty to cooperate in the investigation of reports of violations. Failure to cooperate in an investigation, or deliberately providing false information during an investigation, can be the basis for disciplinary action, including termination of employment. If, at the conclusion of its investigation, the Company determines that a violation has occurred, the Company will take effective remedial action commensurate with the nature of the offense. This action may include disciplinary action against the accused party, up to and including termination. Reasonable and necessary steps will also be taken to prevent any further violations of Company Policy.
Retaliation is not Tolerated
There shall not be any adverse action against any Person for complaining about, reporting, or participating or assisting in the investigation of, a reasonably suspected violation of any law, this Policy, or the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics.The Company takes reports of such retaliation seriously. Incidents of retaliation against any Person reporting a violation or participating in the investigation of a reasonably suspected violation will result in appropriate disciplinary action against anyone responsible, including possible termination of employment. Those working for or with the Company who engages in retaliation against reporting Persons may also be subject to civil, criminal, and administrative penalties.
All documents related to reporting, investigation, and enforcement pursuant to this Policy shall be kept in accordance with the Company’s record retention policy and applicable law.
The Board of Directors of Locuz can modify this Policy unilaterally at any time without notice. Modification may be necessary, among other reasons, to maintain compliance with regulations and / or accommodate organizational changes within the Company.