Our whistleblower arrangement allows employees to raise a concern about a possible criminal act and/or other serious risk that could threaten Semco Maritime A/S, the Semco Maritime Group of Companies or any of their employees.
As an early warning system, whistleblowing can help alert employers to risks related to, e.g.:
- Criminal offences like overcharging, fraud, bribery, forgery and similar
- Other issues related to accounting, internal control and/or corruption
- Issues related to individuals and/or the Group of Companies in isolated cases and/or as a whole
The arrangement shall allow Semco Maritime Group employees and others associated with the Semco Maritime Group of Companies, e.g. existing and former partners and former employees, to report on risks that may be contrary to Semco Maritime Group policies or current legislation.
The Semco Maritime whistleblower arrangement is based on The Danish Data Protection Agency’s guidelines on such arrangements.
Limitations to the arrangement
The whistleblower arrangement is not intended to cover breach of internal or external rules related to employment, ways of living/lifestyle, code of conduct for acceptable behavior, etc. Such matters will be handled by the HR department and staff organisations as far as Semco Maritime Group employees are concerned. The arrangement cannot be used for handling customer complaints.
Guidelines and reporting form
What information should be reported?
In order to help us deal with your reporting properly and correctly, it is important that you give us all the information you have, e.g.:
- What is it all about?
- Who is involved?
- Where is the incident taking place/where has it taken place?
- How large values are involved – in your opinion?
- How have you obtained the information?
Even if you do not have all the information, it is important that you do not investigate further. You should use the whistleblower arrangement for reporting on a less reliable basis rather than destroy any evidence.
Please use the reporting form below.
Reporting by telephone
Call +45 2525 6113 / +45 7916 6368 / +45 5077 2520 / +45 7914 9282.
The telephone is also an answering machine that allows replay of incident reporting.
We check the answering machine every day.
Reporting by letter
You can report by letter to:
Semco Maritime A/S
Esbjerg Brygge 30
DK-6710 Esbjerg V
Attn: General Legal Counsel, Whistleblower
Can be marked Personal, Confidential or To be opened by the General Legal Counsel only.
Minimum marking requirements: General Legal Counsel, Private/Confidential.
Reporting by email
You can report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipient of incident reporting
The recipient of incident reporting is the Semco Maritime Group of Companies’ head of the Legal Department – primary the General Legal Counsel - but with a copy to the Deputy General Legal Counsels.
What should be reported via the whistle blower arrangement?
The arrangement allows employees to raise a concern about a possible criminal act and/or other serious risk that could threaten Semco Maritime A/S and the Semco Maritime Group of Companies, e.g.:
- Criminal offences in the Criminal Acts - such as overcharging, fraud, bribery, embezzlement, travel reimbursement cheating and forgery;
- Risks related to accounting, internal control, corruption, bribery and similar issues;
- Risks related to individuals and/or the Group of Companies in isolated cases and/or as a whole.
What is not part of the whistleblower arrangement?
The whistleblower arrangement is only meant for handling serious risks. This means that a number of issues cannot be reported through the arrangement – not even if internal rules, lifestyles, code of conduct etc. have been violated.
Such issues include, but are not limited to:
- Collegiate difficulties
- Breach of guidelines for clothing, smoking, alcohol consumption, use of email and internet etc.
- Serious breaches of work safety which are to be reported to HSEQ and HR
We recommend external business partners to report to their contacts in the Semco Maritime Group of Companies or to contacts’ immediate superiors, should they observe any such non-compliance.
Any reporting related to the above issues will be deleted immediately.
Reporting through the whistleblower arrangement can be done in full anonymity, but we prefer that you identify yourself (Name, address and other contact details).
When you identify yourself, we can come back to you with further questions, if necessary.
We cannot always provide feedback on incident reporting
As incident reporting may contain personal information and may involve identities that we cannot disclose, we unfortunately cannot provide individual or general feedback, whether you are anonymous or not.
Please rest assured that we will always take your concern seriously and investigate the matter carefully within the legal framework governing the whistleblower arrangement.