NIR

Whistleblower function

NIR’s Whistleblower function is to be used to report any behaviour in relation to NIR’s operations that is unethical, illegal or contrary to NIR’s Code of Conduct.

Complying with our values

NIR has zero tolerance for any form of bribery and corruption and we are committed to the highest ethical and professional standards in accordance with our Code of Conduct. NIR’s Whistleblower function is an important tool in ensuring that we comply with these values. We encourage and expect all relevant parties to speak up and report any behaviour in relation to NIR’s operations that is unethical, illegal or contrary to NIR’s Code of Conduct.

Who can report?

Any party who suspects behaviour in relation to NIR’s operations that is unethical, illegal or contrary to NIR’s Code of Conduct. 

How to submit a report

You may report a suspected or known violation directly to NIR’s Compliance Committee, which is comprised of NIR’s Chair of the Board of Directors, CEO and Compliance Officer. If you wish to directly make a report to NIR’s Compliance Committee, you may do so by email at: Compliance Committe.

To file a report using NIR’s anonymous Whistleblower function, use the “Send a Report” button below. Reports filed through the Whistleblower function are received by NIR’s Compliance Officer.

NIR employees are encouraged to report to their supervisor or NIR’s Compliance Officer or CEO. However, an employee may use the Whistleblower function when it feels inappropriate to report to a supervisor or when an employee believes that a reported incident has not been adequately addressed.

How we handle a report

Reported incidents are handled with confidentially to the fullest extent possible by NIR’s Compliance Committee. 

All reported incidents will be received by the Compliance Committee and confidentially logged. NIR’s Compliance Officer will provide written confirmation of receipt to the individual who reported the incident, if not done so anonymously. The reported incident will then be reviewed by NIR’s Compliance Committee. All reported incidents will be promptly investigated and documented. Any substantiated incidents will be resolved, which may include taking appropriate corrective action. The outcome of an investigation may be communicated to the reporting individual and/or the relevant supervisor if deemed appropriate by the Compliance Committee.

NIR will annually report the number and type of reported incidents, as well as how any substantiated incidents were resolved, to its staff and the Board of Directors. Any and all information regarding the reporting individual will be treated with the utmost confidentiality during reporting.

In line with NIR’s values, no party that reports an incident in good faith shall suffer from discrimination, punishment or retaliation as a result.