What happens to a report when received by North Atlantic Drilling?
Your report, when processed by BDO Integrity Services, will be passed to The Compliance Officer in North Atlantic Drilling who will assess the report and allocate to the Audit Committee to decide appropriate action. If the report is in the nature of an allegation that requires careful investigation, an investigation team will be assigned.
If the reported incident requires expertise not available within North Atlantic Drilling, an outside expert may be involved under similar strict confidentiality. The investigation will focus on an objective, factual analysis of the case.
Within reasonable time, the person raising concern and reporting instances of potential non-compliance shall receive a reply. Without revealing any sensitive information this reply shall contain information about how the case has been treated and the outcome. If it becomes clear that the reported instance was within acceptable conduct or based on misunderstandings, the reporting person shall, as far as possible, be given a detailed and thorough explanation.
For every reported instance, it is important to take into consideration the interests of the person being the subject for the reported instance. North Atlantic Drilling gives priority to ensure that each case is treated with fairness. In most cases this means that the person being the subject is informed about the received concerns, is given the opportunity to present his/her version and will also be informed about the outcome of the case. If concluded that nothing improper or no misconduct has taken place, it is important to inform the person being the subject that the case is closed and brought to an end. To know that groundless accusations are raised against you can be a heavy burden.