At Le Nouveau Chef, we are committed to fostering an environment of trust, integrity, and accountability. Our whistleblowing procedure outlines the process for reporting concerns related to unethical behaviour, policy violations, or actions conflicting with our principles. Transparency and social responsibility are at the core of our values. The procedure provides a secure and confidential channel for individuals, both within and outside our organization, to voice concerns without fear of reprisal.
We take confidentiality seriously. Your identity and the details of your report will be handled with the utmost care, ensuring your privacy is protected throughout the process. We respect your choice to remain anonymous. However, providing contact information allows us to follow up if additional details are needed for a thorough investigation. We encourage open communication and value your commitment to ethical conduct.
Purpose and aim
The purpose of this whistleblowing procedure is to identify, investigate, and address unethical practices promptly. Our aim is to uphold the highest standards of integrity and contribute to a more just and sustainable business environment. Aligned with social and environmental principles, we are dedicated to maintaining transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct throughout our organization.
A designated confidant, appointed by the board, oversees the whistleblowing process. This individual ensures impartial, confidential, and discreet handling of reports. Information is shared only when necessary for investigation or with the consent of relevant stakeholders.
Whistleblower Process Structure: The whistleblowing process at Le Nouveau Chef includes reporting, initial review, investigation, resolution, and communication.
The whistleblowing process involves a series of steps: Reporting incidents through a designated link or confidential email, encouraging the inclusion of contact information. Following submission, the confidant conducts an initial review, assessing credibility and determining the report's scope. If needed, a comprehensive and impartial investigation is initiated, involving interviews and evidence collection. Based on the investigation, the Whistleblowing Officer determines appropriate actions, potentially including corrective measures or policy adjustments. The officer then communicates the findings and outcomes to stakeholders, ensuring confidentiality and addressing potential retaliation against the whistleblower.
The Whistleblowing procedure is part of our ongoing commitment to social and environmental responsibility, emphasizing transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct in our organization. Upholding the highest standards of integrity, we believe in maintaining an open channel for reporting concerns to contribute to a just and sustainable business environment.