WWF-Singapore provides a mechanism for the reporting of concerns you believe affect public interest and protects you from retaliation. This is in line with WWF-International’s standard “Speak Up” policy.
Inappropriate conduct, or misconduct, includes a wide range of personal actions or behaviours at the workplace or in performing WWF-Singapore’s duties, including but not limited to: discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, bullying, intimidation, verbal or physical assault, child abuse, abuse of power, theft, fraud, corruption including bribery, breach of personal data privacy and confidentiality, or other breaches of internal policy which create legal, financial or reputational risks to WWF, including negligence or lack of action by management which encourages such conduct.
The Policy does not affect your right to raise concerns directly with a regulator or external authority as permitted under Singapore laws. You may report any misconduct anonymously if you wish, and will be protected against any form of harassment, intimidation, discrimination or retaliation for making such a report in good faith.
To facilitate the evaluation and investigation into the concerns raised, the complaint should set out as much essential information as possible. Where possible, the complaint should also include the contact particulars of the person making the complaint (in case of additional information is required).
In the event the complaint is related to the department of Human Resources, you may report your concerns to the Independent Director:
If you prefer to communicate your concerns in a more confidential manner, WWF-Singapore offers an independent whistleblowing phone line that will be answered by an external agency:
Web: www.expolink.co.uk (access code: wwfint)
Telephone: 800 4411 140
DUTY OF CARE AND NO RETALIATION
WWF-Singapore has a duty of care to protect victims from further abuse, including quickly making available a skilled “first responder” who can provide victims the care and support they need.
WWF-Singapore also has a duty of care to reporters – to protect from retaliation – as well as to accused parties, who have a right to an impartial investigation, confidentiality of information raised, and fair treatment.
WWF-Singapore strongly disapproves of any form of retaliation against anyone who reports concerns of misconduct in good faith. Any employee who engages in retaliation – whether toward a victim or a reporter of alleged misconduct - will be subject to discipline up to and including termination. Reports of retaliation will be investigated promptly in a manner intended to protect confidentiality as much as practicable, consistent with a full and fair investigation.