By: STOPline  09-Dec-2011
Keywords: Corporate Governance, Fraud, Disclosure Management System

STOPline provides an external, independent and secure process for the reporting and management of allegations (disclosures) of workplace crime, corruption or misconduct.

The following information outlines our capabilities and experience in providing a confidential conduit for your employees to report unacceptable behaviour within the client entity.

The STOPline enables organisations to:

  • Comply with legislative and other requirements
  • Provide stakeholders with confidential reporting methods
  • Receive detailed reports
  • Provide anonymity
  • Maintain information security
  • Eliminate potential conflicts of interest
  • Access to trained, experienced investigators

Compliance and Benefits

  • Satisfying the relevant requirements of the Australian Stock Exchange’s “Principles of Good Governance and Best Practice Recommendations”.
  • Satisfaction of the Corporations Act as amended by CLERP 9.
  • Compliance with Standards Australia’s AS 8001-2008 “Fraud and Corruption Control” and AS 8004-2003 “Whistleblower Protection Programs for Entities”.
  • Compliance with US Sarbanes Oxley legislation.
  • Capacity for a substantial reduction on the level of occupational fraud, workplace misconduct and unsafe work practices.
  • A heightened level of confidentiality/security for concerned employees.
  • Ability to internally address reported matters promptly and effectively.
  • Recognition by all stakeholders of the entity’s commitment to good corporate governance

Advising the Client
An important requirement for a successful disclosure management system is the capacity to report into the client organisation at a senior level. In our experience high level reporting is crucial for both the workforce perception and also the practical realities of effectively addressing alleged organisational misconduct.

Upon receipt of a disclosure by STOPline, the information is collected, assessed and a detailed report is forwarded to the company disclosure officer within 24 hours. Serious matters requiring urgent attention will be notified as soon as practicable, generally by telephone. If required regular periodic status and activity overview reports can be provided.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Disclosure Management System, Fraud,