Any natural person who, within or (to a limited extent) outside a work-related context, identifies breaches of European Union law with the aim of exposing misconduct, enjoying legal protection against reprisals or retaliatory measures.
Individuals within the work-related context include:
Shareholders, directors, managers
Paid or unpaid interns
Freelancers or independent contractors
Anyone working under the supervision and direction of (sub-)contractors and suppliers
Individuals outside the work-related context include:
Third parties connected to the whistleblower who may become victim of reprisals
Legal entities connected to the whistleblower in a work-related context
Reports can be made about both actual and potential breaches of Belgian whistleblower law or the EU Whistleblowers Directive, including any attempts to conceal such violations. The scope of reportable issues extends to:
Financial services, products, and markets, prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing
Product safety and product conformity
Radiation protection and nuclear safety
Food and feed safety, health and welfare of animals
Protection of personal privacy and personal data (GDPR), and security of network and information systems
Combating tax fraud
Combating social fraud
Financial interests of the European Union
Breaches related to the European internal market
Discrimination or racism
Harassment, intimidation, or inappropriate behavior
If you want to report a concern or violation, you can do this:
via our whistleblower's hotline: email@example.com
Send over the following information:
Case subject (see list above)
Case information (incident date, time, place, description)
(Optional) name and/or contact details
via a physical meeting on request of the whistleblower
Within seven days of receiving a report, the whistleblower will receive a confirmation email with a unique identification number. Within three months of confirming receipt, the whistleblower will be notified of the decision or results of the investigation. In more intricate cases, an extension of the investigation period, up to an additional three months, may be communicated.
Trilations provides comprehensive protection for whistleblowers, ensuring:
confidentiality: whether reporting through internal or external channels, individuals have the flexibility to disclose their name or remain anonymous. In either case, we guarantee the confidentiality of the whistleblower's identity and that of third parties at all times. All individuals involved in processing a report are bound by strict confidentiality obligations.
anti-retaliation: whistleblowers are continuously safeguarded against any form of retaliation.
personal data protection: adhering to GDPR regulations, we rigorously secure received information, ensuring that no unauthorized personnel has access to it.