IIED is committed to conducting business with honesty and integrity, and we expect all staff to maintain high standards. A culture of openness and accountability is essential in order to prevent such situations occurring or to address them when they do occur.
The aims of this policy are:
To encourage staff to report suspected wrongdoings as soon as possible, in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigated as appropriate, and that their confidentiality will be respected
To provide staff with guidance as to how to raise those concerns
To reassure staff that they should be able to raise genuine concerns without fear of reprisals, even if they turn out to be mistaken.