What is the whistleblower hotline service?
BDO's Forensic department offers the whistleblower hotline service, an independent, secure and confidential channel for employees, customers, service providers and society in general to report incidents of inappropriate conduct related to the company and its staff. The whistleblower hotline is an important and effective measure to prevent and detect fraud, perpetuating a transparent, regulated and ethically-guided organizational culture based on anti-corruption laws, such as Law 12.846/2013, FCPA and UKBA. In addition, it provides valuable information to Senior Management, Compliance Officers, Internal Auditors and others. Also, it is a significant tool for communicating situations that represent a reputational and legal risk to the company, such as discrimination, harassment, bullying, safety and hygiene failures, quality control, among others.