New laws enforce the obligation to implement a Whistleblowing Channel

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published on 19 April 2024 | reading time approx. 1 minute


   

A Whistleblowing Channel is crucial in the context ESG

In the present business environment, the ESG governance proposes to improve administrative management through measures that ensure the improvement of the working environment. These practices bring a new regulatory framework, reinforcing the importance of transparency and integrity in organizations through the implementation of Whistleblowing Channels.

A whistleblowing channel promotes transparency and compliance with ethical standards, supporting companies to manage risks and build trust with stakeholders. These channels signal a commitment to integrity and foster a culture of accountability. Additionally, they enable continuous improvements in ESG practices.

In addition to fulfilling legal obligations, an efficient Whistleblowing Channel is an indicator of leadership committed to integrity and transparency. This initiative strengthens trust between the company, its employees, and stakeholders, positioning it as a benchmark for responsibility in the market.

Current regulamnetation and references​ to Whistleblowing Channel

The Law 14.457/2022, which establishes the ​“Emprega + Mulheres” program, and Law 14.611/2023, which provides equal pay and remuneration criteria between women and men, bring these new obligations and amend the Consolidation of Labor Laws.

The Law 14.457/2022 requires the creation of Whistleblowing Channel, in conjunction with the Internal Commission for Accident Prevention and Harassment (CIPA), to combat corruption and harassment in the workplace. The deadline for compliance expired in March 2023.

The Law 14.611/2023 addresses gender pay equality, expanding the scope of Whistleblowing Channels to include wage discrimination, thus reinforcing corporate ethics and promoting fair and equitable treatment. For more information read the article: Brazil: New equal pay law n. 14.611 of 3 June 2023.

Our experts are prepared to guide your company in implementing Whistleblower Channels and adapting to the regulations of laws 14.457/2022 and 14.611/2023, ensuring that your organization meets legal requirements and strengthens a culture of integrity and equality.

This is a decisive moment for companies seeking excellence, integrity, and corporate responsibility. We invite you to see this implementation not just as a legal obligation, but as an opportunity to invest in the future of your organization and in building a more ethical and transparent corporate environment.​

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