Ekuiti Nasional Berhad (Ekuinas) is committed to the highest standard of integrity, accountability, and professionalism in the conduct of its business and professional activities. Ekuinas aspires to conduct its affairs in an ethical, responsible and transparent manner.
Ekuinas has implemented a Whistleblowing Policy to provide a structured reporting channel and guidance to all employees and external parties to report instances of unethical behaviour, fraud, misconduct, bribery or violation of Ekuinas’ Code of Ethics without fear of victimisation, discrimination and/or being disadvantaged. Similar policy is established at our portfolio companies and any complaint can be reported via the appropriate channels.
Parties can report a whistleblowing complaint on any wrongdoings that they may observe and experience, including, but not limited to the following:
- Criminal offence such as fraud, corruption and theft
- Misappropriation or embezzlement of funds, securities, supplies, or other assets;
- Illicit and corrupt practices; Impropriety in handling or reporting of money or financial transactions;
- Profiteering as a result of insider knowledge;
- Financial malpractice or irregularities; Breach or violation of Ekuinas’ Code of Ethics;
- Abuse of power and position for personal gain;
- Any act that poses danger to the health, safety and lives of Ekuinas employees and/or the public or environment; or
- The deliberate concealment of any of the above matter or other acts of wrongdoings.
The report must provide full and specific information of the improper conduct and, where possible, supporting evidence in order to facilitate the investigation.
A Whistleblower will be accorded with protection under the Policy provided the disclosure is made in good faith and shall not be subject to any form of retribution, unfair dismissal, victimisation, demotion, suspension, intimidation, harassment or discrimination by the Company.
ACTING IN GOOD FAITH
We expect the whistleblower to act in good faith and have reasonable grounds when reporting a wrongdoing. If allegations are proven to be malicious, parties responsible may be subject to appropriate action, up to and including legal action, where applicable.
HOW TO MAKE A REPORT
Gather Your Evidence Related to the Incident
- Nature of the improper conduct;
- The date and location of the incident;
- The identity of the alleged wrongdoer;
- and Particulars of witnesses, if any.
- Report is made in good faith and have reasonable grounds;
- Full and specific information of the improper conduct is provided and, where possible, supporting evidence in order to facilitate the investigation.
Contact / Write to Us
OR the specified whistleblowing channels below.
- General Channel
- Disclosure relating to Board members or Senior Management
- Audit and Risk Management Committee Chairman
- Disclosure relating to the Chairman of Ekuinas or Chairman of ARMC
- Nomination and Remuneration Committee Chairman
The full Whistleblowing policy can be downloaded here in pdf format.