Whistle Blowing Policy
Vessel Offshore Management endeavours to meet all legal and regulatory requirements placed upon the company. We operate in a transparent manner and invite feedback from our employees at all times. We understand that in some circumstances an employee may not wish to use the chain of command. For the purposes of this policy the word whistleblowing refers to the disclosure internally or externally by workers of malpractice, as well as illegal acts or omissions at work.
We encourage staff to use internal mechanisms for reporting any malpractice or illegal acts or omissions by our employees or ex-employees.
Examples include but are not limited to:
- Malpractice or ill treatment of an employee/client/customer by a senior member of staff;
- Repeated ill treatment of an employee/client/customer, despite a complaint being made;
- A criminal offence has been committed, is being committed or is likely to be committed;
- Suspected fraud, Disregard for legislation, breach of standing financial instructions, showing undue favor over a contractual matter or to a job applicant;
- A breach of a code of conduct;
- Information on any of the above has been, is being, or is likely to be concealed.
A report can be made by any means including through our website which is anonymous.
Once received the report will be logged and will follow the Vessel Offshore Management Improvement Procedure.
Any report raised where there is a genuine concern and is not malicious, Vessel Offshore Management will ensure that the whistleblower suffers no reprisals.
Only where false allegations are made maliciously, will it be considered appropriate to act against the whistleblower.