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 wrongdoings 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 wrongdoings, which significantly affect Jurong Port and its operations. Incidents of wrongdoings include (but are not limited to):
a) Breach of law or policy;
b) Fraudulent act;
c) Corruption (bribery);
e) Criminal offences;
f) Wilful suppression or concealment of any relevant information relating to wrongdoings;
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, and the information provided. Notwithstanding this, if there is a requirement by the laws of Singapore to reveal these details to relevant parties such as the police, law enforcement agencies, lawyers, Jurong Port would be obliged to do and may inform the whistleblowers when necessary.
In order not to jeopardize the proceedings in any investigation, whistleblowers are also advised to maintain confidentiality regarding their disclosures and involvement in any investigations.
Protection for Whistleblowing
This policy is meant to protect genuine whistleblowers. 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. Disclosures should be made in good faith. If a report is made in good faith, but a case of wrongdoing cannot be established after investigation, no action will be taken against the whistleblower.
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).