Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) is committed to the highest standard of ethical behaviour and sound corporate governance. The whistle blowing policy ("Policy") is adopted to ensure that members of staff would not suffer any detriment, or be fearful of the risk of reprisal, victimisation or other adverse repercussion, as a consequence of their raising their concerns in good faith.
This Policy complies with the Code of Governance and is intended to provide guidance to those who have concerns about possible irregularities or wrongdoing within the organisation.
The objectives of this Policy are to:
deter wrongdoing or improper conduct
provide avenues for individuals to raise concerns and receive feedback on any action taken
give assurances of protection against detriment, reprisals, victimisation or other adverse consequences.
The scope of matters covered is intentionally left open. But as non-exhaustive illustration, examples of wrongdoing or misconduct that should be reported would include:
Accounting, internal controls or financial improprieties
Breach of legal obligation including negligence, breach of contract or fraud
Abuse of power or authority
Serious conflicts of interest without disclosure
Offensive or improper conduct / behaviour
All employment contracts or terms of employment would be subject to this policy. Hence, a staff member should not be deterred from bringing up a matter even if he or she feels that this would be a breach of his or her employment contract or terms of employment.
Issues / concerns may be raised in writing, marked “Private and Confidential” to: Audit Committee Chairman Methodist Welfare Services 70 Barker Road #05-01 Singapore 309936 OR email: WhistleBlowing@mws.sg
Written statement should include the following:
Name, designation and contact
Reasons for the concern
Background and history of the concern
If concern has been raised before, with whom and why not satisfactorily resolved?
The identity of whistle blowers will be kept strictly confidential.
All matters reported under this policy will be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated, and a full response will be given to the whistle blower as soon as possible. To safeguard the confidentiality of the report, any investigation will be conducted in a manner so that the identity of the whistle blower cannot be deduced or inferred.