Upon receipt of your report appropriate initial action will be determined.
Your report will be reviewed by either the Ethics and Independence Partner and the Canadian Managing Partner in Quality Risk Management or Chief HR Officer who will, depending on the nature of the reported matter, determine the appropriate initial action. If your report concerns a member of Canadian Quality & Risk Management or HR then you have the option to refer the report initially to a member of the KPMG in Canada.
Many matters reported to the Ethics and Compliance Hotline should be reported through KPMG's vehicles and investigated and resolved by the firm. If this is the case and it is possible to communicate with you (either through the ClearView Connects system or directly) you will generally be informed that the matter is being referred to a named individual in the firm.
If it is not appropriate for KPMG in Canada to investigate the matter itself (for example where it concerns the senior leadership of the firm) then the investigation will be conducted under the auspices of KPMG Global Quality and Risk Management and, where applicable, the KPMG International Office of General Counsel.
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