Neotel is committed to the complete eradication of fraud and corruption in the workplace and we look forward to our business suppliers supporting us in this very important endeavor.
Corruption entails among other things the contravention of rules governing the allocation of tenders to deserving suppliers. The contravention of rules in this kind of situation is a two-way process and it places a lot of responsibility on both Neotel and our suppliers to always act in a transparent, honest and ethical manner when conducting business.
There can be no justification for either party contributing to the erosion of corporate governance.
We appeal to our stakeholders to help us by reporting cases of fraud, corruption and/or unethical conduct involving Neotel employees whether they act in cahoots with our suppliers or not.
Business ethics is everyone’s responsibility and we encourage our stakeholders to report such unbecoming behaviour to our Whistle-blowing Line 0800 43 72 83 - 24 hours, 7 days and 365 days a year. Your call remains anonymous.
What to report to the Whistle-blowing Line is listed (but not limited to) below:
The solicitation of kickbacks (money or other forms of undue reward or inducement) in exchange for contracts or favours, any form of bribery and any third-party collusion with vendors when procuring goods or concluding sales deals
Inflated commissions when closing sales and misappropriation of company funds
Theft of company information, equipment and intellectual property such as marketing plans and sales leads etc.
Misusing company vehicles for personal purposes, abuse of company assets, discrimination on gender, race and/or ethnicity.
The practice of favouritism, nepotism, transgression of any company policies and conflicts of interest
We call upon all our stakeholders to use this opportunity to assist in the prevention of dishonest behaviour.
How to report to the Whistle-blowing hotline:
Dial 0800 43 72 83 toll free from any landline phone
Provide full details in respect of the violation and such details should include;
- Who is involved or doing what
- What has happened
- How was it done and how often
- Where was it done and when was the incident observed; and
- Amounts involved – monetary value
You will be given a secret reference number by the operator which you must keep confidential as you will need it if you want to make a follow-up call, call at a later date to add to the report or call at a later date to obtain feedback.
The reporting process is totally anonymous and confidential!