The whistleblower protection law has entered into force
The Council of the European Union adopted the whistleblower protection directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the protection of whistleblowers) on 7 October 2019. The national Act on whistleblower protection (“Whistleblower Act”) entered into force in Finland 1.1.2023.
The Act requires an organisation that employs at least 50 people to implement a channel for reporting observed malpractice and irregularities within the organisation. The channel also makes it possible for an organisation to notify a whistleblower of any actions that have been taken.
With the help of the Finland Chamber of Commerce’s Notification Channel service, your company will meet the legal requirements and provide employees and other whistleblowers with a reliable and easy-to-use channel for submitting notifications.