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When to use the Ethics and Compliance Hotline

When to use the Ethics and Compliance Hotline

The Ethics and Compliance Hotline can be used to confidentially disclose concerns.


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You should make reports to this hotline in relation to the following:

  • Accounting, including internal accounting controls;
  • Auditing;
  • Banking and financial crime, including money laundering and terrorist financing;
  • Anti-bribery and corruption (including in relation to a client of a KPMG in Canada, in so far as it affects KPMG);
  • Workplace harassment; and
  • Professional and other obligations.

In addition, you can use the KPMG International Hotline to report instances where you believe that either personnel of KPMG in Canada or any of the member firms of the KPMG network, or reports issued by them, do not to comply with professional, regulatory or legal obligations. In particular we encourage reporting of such issues using this Hotline if it relates to:

  • KPMG International ("KPMGI");
  • any KPMG member firm; or
  • it concerns senior leadership of the relevant member firm.

Any abuse of the KPMG International Hotline may result in action being taken against the perpetrators of the abuse. In the case of partners, employees or contractors of KPMG member firms, that action may include disciplinary action including dismissal. In the case of third parties this may include termination of commercial relationships and/or legal action. However, provided that you use the system in good faith, you will not face sanctions from us.

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KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”) is a Swiss entity.  Member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated with KPMG International. KPMG International provides no client services. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm.

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