What is Tell Me?
Tell Me is NCC’s whistleblowing channel where you as an employee (the channel is also open for consultants, suppliers, customers or other business partners) can report possible violations of the law, NCC Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct or policies and directives.
What is whistleblowing?
Whistleblowing means that an individual informs the company about a concern or suspected wrongdoing. This is to protect the company, employees and other internal and external stakeholders.
What type of incidents should I report?
Incidents that you think violate the NCC Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct and other policies and directives. It may also be a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest. Antitrust violations and corruption are examples of issues that should be reported.
What should I do if it is just a suspicion, and I am uncertain whether anything has happened?
If you are unsure about a specific course of action, you should ask your manager, HR, Legal, Compliance or Finance if you want to know if something is right or wrong. We would rather you ask us about a situation that turns out to be harmless than let potential unethical behavior go unchecked because you were unsure. Read more at the Ask Me pages.
For which countries can a report be filed?
Reports can be filed for incidents that have taken place in all our locations, joint ventures, and subsidiaries. The Tell Me line can be accessed in all local languages.
What is retaliation?
Retaliation means that a whistleblower or an individual who has participated in an investigation as, for instance, a witness is punished in one way or another. The punishment might be demotion or that the employment contract is terminated. NCC has a whistleblower protection policy that strictly forbids any retaliation against any person who reports a concern in good faith. The policy states that retaliation is an action subject to disciplinary procedures.
What if I face retaliation?
Complaints made in good faith will not expose you to any sanctions, regardless of whether or not the underlying facts prove to be correct or result in any corrective action. If you believe you have faced retaliation of any kind, please report it so it can be investigated.
What will happen to those accused?
It depends if the allegation is substantiated or not. If the breach is substantiated, NCC will take appropriate action. This may include disciplinary action, up to and including termination and possibly legal action, subject to applicable laws and depending on the circumstances. NCC may also take other actions to prevent recurrence such as training.