Reporters (whistleblowers) are people who care about the organization, its employees or the region, who have information that can benefit the organization or help to avoid harm to its employees or the region and, acting with the best intentions, want to help and are willing to share important information.
Reporter or informant is a general term. Whistleblower is usually a legal term, especially when it comes to protection or liabilities.
Ethics control enables whistleblowers to report information anonymously, confidentially to the company, or identifying themselves to the response team.
Anonymity means that the identity of the informant is unknown to anyone - neither to the representatives of Ethicontrol, who received the message, nor to the response team, nor to other representatives of a company.
Confidentiality for the company means the disclosure of reporter's name to the company Ethicontrol, but excludes the transfer of this information to others without the consent of the reporter. In such a situation, Ethicotnrol acts as an intermediary between the reporter and the company, protecting the anonymity of the informant.
Identification means that the whistleblower discloses his/her name during the registration of the message and is ready to openly and independently, without the mediation of Ethicontrol, to cooperate with the organization.
However, identification does not mean that everyone should know who left the message. All information on the report and on informants is confidential and Ethicontrol provides access to it only to authorized members of the company's response teams, who are obliged to observe the appropriate confidentiality regime.