Multotec has a working Tip-off line, and the staff is encouraged to make use of it should they need to report any action contrary to Multotec’s values. Any tip-off received is treated with the utmost confidentiality and urgency and is duly investigated and further acted upon should the tip off warrant further disciplinary and/or criminal action.
What is the importance of having the Tip-Offs Anonymous channel?
Deloitte Tip-Offs Anonymous provides an anonymous reporting channel for unethical and fraudulent behaviour in the workplace.
Globally, it is recognised that the most effective source of information to combat fraud is a whistleblowing hotline. Having an independent hotline to report unethical or fraudulent behaviour helps to strengthen an organisation’s first line of defence in combatting fraud.
Through Deloitte, Multotec offers a completely independent, confidential whistleblowing hotline service that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.
A tip-off can be logged by making use of the different tip-off numbers assigned to each country OR alternatively a tip-off can be logged by e-mail, SMS text message (Deloitte will return your call), fax or post.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an employee, customer, supplier, manager or shareholder – you can report fraud and inappropriate activities in an organisation in a safe, confidential and secure way.
Why does Multotec make use of Tip-off tools?
It helps to build effective internal detection controls for better fraud risk management.
Occupational fraud and corruption have become increasingly prevalent and require industries to consider and emphasise the importance of fraud prevention within their organisations in order to better manage this issue. One of the key obstacles in eliminating occupational corruption and fraud is providing a safe, trusted platform for employees to anonymously report their concerns.
Individuals are often too fearful to speak out due to fear of potential victimisation, intimidation or perceived disloyalty to their peers.
Deloitte Tip-offs Anonymous has been a pioneer in the field of whistleblowing hotline provision since 1999 and has built robust best-practice operating processes, systems and standards to ensure the protection of reporter identity and the integrity of the tip-offs made.
Which Multotec Entities based in various countries makes use of Deloitte Tip-offs Anonymous?
The following countries are listed with the Deloitte Tip-offs Anonymous:
- All local South African entities
We are in the process of adding Brazil and China.
Typical examples of unethical behaviour and fraud are as follows:
- Job selling
- Abuse of company property
- Supplier kickbacks
- Conflict of interest
- Violent crimes
- Fictitious expense claims
- Company vehicle abuse
- Cyber crime
- Alcohol abuse
- Illegal mining
- Money laundering
Please do not make false or malicious accusations against fellow employees or managers. It wastes a lot of time and effort from various parties involved within Multotec.