Anti-corruption glossary

Whistleblowing

Making a disclosure in the public interest by an employee, director or external person, in an attempt to reveal neglect or abuses within the activities of an organisation, government body or company (or one of its business partners) that threaten public interest, its integrity and reputation.

The term in English is largely positive although many languages lack a similar concept with the same connotation.

Why it matters

Companies and organisations should empower whistleblowers who experience or witness bribery and corruption through effective whistleblower policies and procedures.

Additional Information: Whistleblowing

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