CMC is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, honesty, integrity and accountability. CMC encourages any member of Staff who has a concern about any form of actual or suspected malpractice or unethical behaviour (“Wrongdoing”) occurring within CMC to raise those concerns (“Concern” or “Concerns”) immediately to the Whistleblowing Champion, one of the appointed Whistleblowing Officers or local Compliance Manager.
The aims of this Statement are:
- to provide a global minimum standard
- to encourage Staff to report Wrongdoing as soon as possible, in the knowledge that their Concerns will be taken seriously and investigated as appropriate, their confidentiality will be respected and that they will not suffer any detriment or be dismissed as a result of reporting their Concerns;
- to provide Staff with guidance as to how to raise those Concerns; and
- to reassure Staff that they should be able to raise genuine Concerns without fear of reprisals or victimisation, and to protect Staff from retaliation or being otherwise disadvantaged, even if they turn out to be mistaken (since the victimisation of genuine whistle-blowers including malicious allegations and other abuses of the Policy are disciplinary offences).