Internal Whistleblowing Report ACCESS BIO

An internal whistleblowing system is an early-warning system for identifying and combating maladministration and forms the basis for successful risk management. Informants can pass on information within a fully internal system, keeping the information from leaking to external sources and thus avoiding reputation damage to Access Bio.

Examples of illegal or dishonest activities are violations of federal, state or local laws; billing for services not performed or for goods not delivered; and other fraudulent financial reporting. Examples of inappropriate activities include, but are not limited to:

  • A criminal offense

  • Someone’s health and safety are in danger

  • Risk or actual damage to the environment

  • A miscarriage of justice

  • The company is breaking the law

  • You believe someone is covering up wrongdoing

If an employee has knowledge of or a concern of illegal or dishonest fraudulent activity, the employee is to contact his/her immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Department. Also, whistleblowing is made possible through the following platform. Any whistleblowing is treated confidentially in accordance with statutory obligations. Whistleblowers also can and should upload any documents to serve as evidence of potential grievances. The employee must exercise sound judgment to avoid baseless allegations. An employee who intentionally files a false report of wrongdoing will be subject to discipline up to and including termination.

Whistleblowers are protected by law regarding confidentiality and against retaliation. Insofar as possible, the confidentiality of the whistleblower will be maintained. However, identity may have to be disclosed to conduct a thorough investigation, to comply with the law and to provide accused individuals their legal rights of defense. Access Bio will not retaliate against a whistleblower. This includes, but is not limited to, protection from retaliation in the form of an adverse employment action such as termination, compensation decreases, or poor work assignments and threats of physical harm. Any whistleblower who believes he/she is being retaliated against must contact the Human Resources Department immediately. The right of a whistleblower for protection against retaliation does not include immunity for any personal wrongdoing that is alleged and investigated.

When submitting your report through the platform, you will receive a confirmation email and we will notify you about the progress of the investigation and its results or inform you about the reasons why we will not pursue the subject any further.