Fraud, crime and theft is an increasing problem. Too often, it is undetected and goes unreported, resulting in financial losses to companies, eventually to the detriment of all their employees.
Adcorp is no different. We are committed to conducting healthy business practices with honesty and integrity, which will not only ensure a stable employment environment for everyone but also ensure the continued future success of the Group. For this reason, Adcorp has subscribed to a service that will enable all stakeholders, but most specifically everyone who is employed within the Adcorp Group, to report anonymously on dishonest colleagues.
The service, Tip-offs Anonymous, involves the professional services firm of Deloitte and is therefore totally independent of Adcorp. No one will therefore ever know who reported the fraud or dishonest and inappropriate behaviour.
How does it work?
- Anyone can contact Tip-offs Anonymous using a dedicated FreeCall 0800 telephone number and e-mail as well as the generic FreePost and FreeFax facilities.
- Trained operators, using sophisticated contact centre equipment, will respond to calls in
English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho or Xhosa, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
- Operators will interview callers, probing for specific facts so as to record as much information and understand things as clearly as possible.
- The information is then analysed and forwarded to designated senior officials of the company who will decide on corrective action to be taken.
- Although you may choose to tell Tip-offs Anonymous who you are, the Tip-off report will never reveal your identity or even your gender (unless you choose your identity to be made known to the company!)
What can be reported?
The tip off line does NOT replace the normal internal grievance procedure process nor is it a naming, shaming and blaming line.
The following may be reported on the anonymous tip off line:
- Supplier kickbacks
- Abuse of company property
What are our contact details?
(Do not send your e-mail from work, as this can be traced off the server. Please note that your e-mails will also remain anonymous since they will be relayed through a server which “strips-out” your name as sender as well as all other source information).
This service will ensure that Adcorp remains committed to sound corporate governance and transparency in the conduct in the affairs of the business.