Surveys show that up to 40% of internal fraud cases have been revealed due to information received from whistleblowers, thus making whistleblowing one of the most effective channels for an organization to detect and stop ongoing fraud; reducing the damage faster. 

KPMG’s whistleblower service

We have developed a comprehensive service offering that meets legislative requirements and provides effective whistleblower management. This includes:

  • Interpretation and understanding of upcoming legislation and its impact to the organization.
  • Providing a secure technical solution for a reporting channel.
  • Providing initial assessment and evaluation of incoming cases.
  • Conducting independent specialized fraud investigations.
  • Action plans and assistance to develop the organization's preventative work.

Our investigations are conducted according to the same principles used by law enforcement agencies and our services are scalable based on the specific conditions that apply to your organization.

An independent whistleblower channel

We at KPMG offer you the support of our experienced specialists to handle incoming cases to quickly obtain an initial assessment of incoming cases.

We provide you feedback and relevant advice on next steps.

We help you and your organization comply with the legal requirements in all stages of the process, but above all in handling incoming cases in an effective and legal way to protect your organization.

Contact us to discuss how we can help your organization implement an independent whistleblower channel to better detect and prevent fraud.

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The whistleblower directive

In December 2021, the EU directive on whistleblowers became Swedish law, replacing the existing Swedish whistleblower law. The new law requires that all organizations with at least 50 employees, or municipalities with at least 10,000 inhabitants, must establish secure reporting channels for whistleblowers where their identities can be protected.

The whistleblower directive requires a reporting system that can handle both written and oral notifications safely.  

Whistleblower reports often contain sensitive information about people and about the organization. For these reasons, information security must be maintained at every stage of the whistleblower management process, and in accordance with, for example, GDPR and the upcoming legislation on whistleblower protection. This applies both to security in IT systems and in the manual information management processes.