This policy is intended to assist individuals who believe they have discovered malpractice or impropriety.
The parties protected under the whistle blowing may be employees, former employees or contractors/suppliers, associates and relatives/dependants of any such individuals.
The protection is provided that the disclose of the concern is made in good faith, done through the appropriate channels and in reasonable belief that it is a malpractice or impropriety issue. It is important to note that no protection from internal disciplinary procedures is offered to those who choose not to use the procedure. In an extreme case, malicious or wild allegations could give rise to legal action on the part of the persons complained about.
Solstad will treat disclosures in a confidential and sensitive manner. The identity of the individual making the allegation may be kept confidential so long as it does not hinder or frustrate any investigation. However, the investigation process may reveal the source of the information and the individual making the disclosure may need to provide a statement as part of the evidence required.
The company encourages individuals to put their name to any disclosures they make. Concerns expressed anonymously are much less credible, but they may be considered at the discretion of the Company. In exercising this discretion, the factors to be taken into account will include: the seriousness of the issues raised, the credibility of the concern and the likelihood of confirming the allegation from attributable sources.
Report to us
Solstad Offshore ASA
Attn: Whistle Blower
P.o. box 13