Jurong Port is committed to a high standard of corporate governance and business ethics. In line with this commitment, Jurong Port’s whistleblowing policy (“the policy”) aims to provide an avenue to raise concerns of wrongful practices at an early stage and in the right way without fear of reprisal, detriment or adverse personal consequences.
What to Disclose
This policy provides a framework for managing disclosures of suspected incidents involving wrongful practices, which significantly affect Jurong Port and its operations. Incidents of wrongful practices include (but are not limited to):
a) Breach of law or policy;
b) Fraud or corruption;
e) Criminal offences;
f) Wilful suppression or concealment of any relevant information relating to wrongful practices;
g) Endangering acts to persons or properties; and
h) Others (improper practices/activities, which may cause financial or non-financial loss to Jurong Port, or damage Jurong Port’s reputation).
How to Make a Disclosure
The whistleblower can make a disclosure via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The disclosure should contain as much details as possible to enable a proper and thorough investigation of the allegations.
Identity of Whistleblower
The whistleblower is strongly encouraged to provide his/her name and contact details when making a disclosure in the event if the investigating team needs to liaise with the whistleblower for more information and/or verify on the facts of the disclosure.
When a disclosure has been made, every reasonable effort will be made to protect the confidentiality of the whistleblower’s identity. Likewise, the whistleblower is expected to maintain strict confidentiality pertaining to the details of the disclosure and the ensuing proceedings. This is to preserve the integrity of the investigation if it is initiated.
Jurong Port endeavours to inform the whistleblower if referral to any law enforcement agencies is necessary during the course of the investigation. A referral may be made without the whistleblower’s knowledge or consent, if Jurong Port deems the situation appropriate or when the referral is required by the laws of this land.
Protection for Whistleblowing
This policy is meant to protect genuine whistleblowers, and strictly forbids cases which are found to be false, baseless, frivolous, malicious, reckless or for personal gains. An independent body within Jurong Port will assess the facts of each disclosure and will initiate investigation for those genuine, credible cases.
Jurong Port will also take reasonable steps to protect the whistleblower from reprisal or negative personal consequences. If a disclosure is made in good faith, no action(s) will be taken against the whistleblower when an investigation reveals no wrongdoing.
The making of false, baseless, frivolous, malicious or reckless disclosures and the abuse of this whistleblowing policy in any manner are strictly disallowed. If it is discovered that the whistleblower has acted in such manners, the whistleblower can be reported to the relevant law enforcement agencies. Jurong Port may also consider civil proceedings against the whistleblower.
It is important to note that the facts provided during the investigation proceedings should be true, accurate and complete. Whoever provides any information to a public servant, which he knows or believes to be false, misleading or omits information, which represents the true state of the matter, may subject the individual to criminal proceedings in accordance to section 182 of the Penal Code (Cap.224).