ING’s Whistleblower policy encourages and protects employees who speak up when they encounter behaviour in the workplace that is unethical, illegal or goes against the values of our Orange Code.
This includes, for example:
- Accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters
- Money laundering or terrorist financing
- Market abuse
- Insider trading
- Breaching customer confidentiality or privacy
- Bribery or corruption
- Violations of any other laws, regulations or ING policies
Employees can use ING’s whistleblower channels to raise their concerns (also anonymously) and without fear of reprisal. It alerts management to allegations of crimes or other suspected misconduct and helps ensure appropriate and adequate action is taken to address the situation.
We take the utmost care to protect the identity of whistleblowers and the confidentiality of such a report, within the limits defined by applicable laws and regulations.
The policy applies to all ING employees and the employees of businesses under ING management control.