Holmen’s whistleblower function provides a reporting channel dedicated to enable Holmen’s employees and other stakeholders to report potential violations of Swedish or Union law or other serious violations or irregularities.
Providing information is voluntary and the whistleblower function serves as an alternative to other reporting methods. Whistleblowers are encouraged to notify Holmen by other means in the first instance, such as by contacting their manager (if the whistleblower is an employee), the HR department or another responsible person within the Group.
Reported information may include processing data regarding a person having committed a crime and the whistleblower function must therefore comply with specific legal requirements and authority regulations. The whistleblower function can be used to report issues related to cases such as;
Misconduct concerning accounting, internal accounting controls, auditing, bribery, business ethics, human rights, serious environmental crimes, major deficiencies in workplace health and safety, serious forms of discrimination and harassment or other serious improprieties concerning the vital interests of the company or the Group or the life or health of individual persons, or in case of violation of Swedish or Union law, or other irregularities that may be of public interest.
Or, improprieties by people in key positions or leading posts within the Group, i.e. people who can affect the business’ risk and security situation through their role and their authorisation. Examples include people who have HR responsibilities or who are authorised to handle large amounts of money on behalf of the company. It can also concern people responsible for purchasing, sales, investments, accounting, payments, permits, IT systems, health and safety and the environment.
Discrimination or reprisals against; a person who in good faith informs the company of illegal or unethical behavior, or a person who assists in the reporting, a person who is connected to the information provider or a legal persons that the information provider owns, works for or has a connection to in a work-related context - will not be tolerated.
Data regarding the person submitting information will be treated in confidence. Exceptions may be made if this is necessary for the issue to be investigated thoroughly and fairly. Processing of personal data will be carried out in accordance with applicable legal requirements, for further information, see Holmen's processing of personal data.
Information can be provided anonymously but prevents feedback on how the issue is being handled and could complicate a continuing investigation where it is necessary to get additional information.
It is of the utmost importance that information is submitted in good faith and that it is correct to the best of the whistleblower’s knowledge.
A report should contain as many facts as possible to facilitate investigation of the issue. A report which cannot be investigated or corroborated will not lead to further examination.
Enter the information in the field below and click send to submit this information. You can also use the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The information can also be reported orally. Upon request, this can be done in a physical meeting. Information received orally must be documented through protocols that must be approved by the person who provided the information.
On December 17, 2021, a new legislation - the law (2021:890 on the protection of persons who report malpractice - came into force - Holmen has implemented the necessary changes to the company's whistlerblower function to comply with the law.