Rakuten Trade is committed to conducting its business and operations premised on the concepts of transparency, integrity and accountability, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations while adopting the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, integrity and ethics.
In line with this vision, Rakuten Trade has put in place a Whistleblowing Framework for the reporting of any concerns made in good faith about behaviour, conduct, practice, deeds and/or omissions that might be either unlawful or irregular (collectively called “Malpractice”) within Rakuten Trade, by any employee of Rakuten Trade without fear of reprisal.
This Framework sets out the channels and procedures for the reporting of any Malpractice and the protection accorded to Rakuten Trade staff having reported any concern.
Who can whistleblow?
Any employee within Rakuten Trade.
Whom can the whistle be blown over?
i) Any employee within Rakuten Trade
ii) Any party or person providing services to or having a business relationship with Rakuten Trade
Types of Malpractice that may be reported on
i) General malpractice
ii) Unlawful or illegal conduct, criminal offence or miscarriage of justice
Un-procedural or unethical conduct/act
iii) Conflict of interest in business dealing with external parties or involvement in prohibited activities
iv) Any attempt to conceal or suppress information relating to the above
Subject to the conditions stipulated in the Rakuten Trade Whistleblowing Policy (“the Policy”), employees of Rakuten Trade having reported a concern in good faith with reasonable grounds to believe that the Malpractice reported on is true, shall be accorded certain safeguards under the Policy. To the extent permitted by law, the safeguards comprise:
i) Protection from retaliation
ii) Exemption from adverse employment action
iii) Confidentiality of identity
If the reporting proves to be malicious, the Whistleblower may be subject to loss of safeguards provided under the policy, internal disciplinary action, dismissal, criminal prosecution and/or civil liability.
Reporting a Malpractice / Concern
All General Concerns (other than concerns over the Designated Officer ("DO") and/or Managing Director ("MD") and/or any employees within their division/office). If you are aware of a malpractice, you may make a disclosure by submitting the form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org