Integrity and compliance with laws and regulations are top priorities and cornerstones of Nanologica’s corporate culture. We strive to run Nanologica AB in a long-term and sustainable way and are therefore committed to ensuring that misconduct that could seriously harm the business or our employees is brought to our attention and investigated as early as possible. In order to make it easier for those who wish to provide information about misconduct that is contrary to current legislation, we have set up a whistleblowing solution. Nanologica’s whistleblowing system is based on fundamental principles such as protection of the whistleblower and the whistleblower’s right to anonymity, as well as presumption of innocence and fairness of investigations towards persons implicated. All notifications are received and handled by an external actor.
Please note that only persons directly related to Nanologica AB’s activities are covered by the protection in the whistleblowing legislation (Act 2021:890 on the protection of persons who report abuse). Read more here.
Reporting through internal reporting channels
Reporting is done in writing via the website wb.2secure.se or orally by telephone at 0771-77 99 77. You can choose to remain anonymous on both these reporting channels. If you wish to report via physical meeting, it can be requested by registering a notification on the website wb.2secure.se. The physical meeting is held either with a representative from Nanologica AB or with Nanologica AB’s supplier for whistleblowing services 2Secure by agreement.
When registering a new notification on wb.2secure.se, you must provide the company-unique code nan324 to identify that it is for Nanologica AB the notification is made. On the website, you are asked to answer a number of questions regarding what the notification relates to. You can be anonymous and will be assigned a unique case number and password that must be saved in order to actively log in to the website and follow the notification and communicate with the administrator at 2Secure.
Once a notification is registered, it is processed by experienced administrators at 2Secure, who contact Nanologica AB’s primary contact person based on a predetermined contact list with several names. If the primary contact person is the subject of the notification, another person on the contact list will be informed. It is always Nanologica AB that finally assesses the notification and decides what measures to take. When you report to Nanologica AB’s internal reporting channels, you are entitled to protection under the Act (2021:890) on the protection of persons who report misconduct.
Reporting through external reporting channels
In addition to reporting to Nanologica AB’s internal whistleblowing channel, you can report externally to a certified authority within a specific area of responsibility or one of the EU institutions, bodies and agencies. Even when you report externally, you are entitled to protection under the Act (2021:890) on the protection of persons who report misconduct. The following authorities have been appointed as certified authorities and established external reporting channels: the Swedish Work Environment Authority, the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, The Swedish Electrical Safety Board, the Swedish Economic Crime Authority, the Swedish Estate Agents’ Inspectorate, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, the Public Health Agency of Sweden, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, the Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection, the Swedish Inspectorate for Strategic Products, the Health and Social Care Inspectorate, the Swedish Chemicals Agency, the Swedish Consumer Agency, the Swedish Competition Authority, the Swedish Food Agency, the Swedish Medical Products Agency, The County Administrative Boards, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, the Government Offices, the Swedish Inspectorate of Auditors, the Swedish Tax Agency, the Swedish Forest Agency, the Swedish Gambling Authority, the Swedish Gambling Authority, the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish Board of Agriculture, Swedac, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and the Swedish Transport Agency.
ABOUT THE STATUTORY PROTECTION FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS
The whistleblowing legislation, act (2021:890) on the protection of persons who report misconduct, gives you as a whistleblower a protection given certain conditions. In addition to the possibility to report suspected misconduct under the whistleblowing legislation, there is also a right to freedom of information and procurement under the Freedom of the Press Act and the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression. This means that it is possible for an employee (with certain exceptions) in both the private and public sectors to provide otherwise classified information for publication to the mass media covered by the Freedom of the Press Act or the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression.
For employees in public services or other services where whistleblower protection applies under the Act (2017:151) on the protection of whistleblowers in certain individual activities or the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400), there is also increased protection. The increased protection relates to the prohibition of research and retaliation.
The prohibition of research means that an authority or other public body, as a general rule, may not investigate who has submitted a notice for publication.
The prohibition of retaliation means that measures may not be taken that have negative consequences for an individual because he or she has exercised his or her freedom of expression and communication.
Violations of the prohibitions on investigation and retaliation are punishable by a fine or imprisonment for a maximum of one year (Chapter 3, Section 4 TF and Chapter 2, Section 4 of the YGL).
Click here to see the whistleblowing legislation (Lag 2021:890 om skydd för personer som rapporterar om missförhållanden) in full.