Protection of whistleblowers
Relevant legal acts:
- Republic of Lithuania Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers
- Rules on Reporting Breaches at Ovoko, UAB (approved by the General Manager’s Order of 27 January 2023 No. Į-20230127/1)
The Rules on Reporting Breaches (hereinafter referred to as the Rules) at Ovoko, UAB regulate the procedure for reporting information on breaches that have been committed, are being committed or are about to be committed at the Company through the internal channels (hereinafter referred to as the Internal Channels), receiving such reports, assessing and examining the information about the breach and informing the persons concerned.
Whistleblower – a person who provides information about a breach through the Internal Channels.
The person providing information about the breach shall have, or will have had, an employment relationship, contractual relationship (consultancy, contract, subcontract, internship, apprenticeship, volunteering, etc.) or other pre-contractual relationship with the Company, and may be a shareholder, member of a management or supervisory body, or a person working in a supervisory or management capacity with respect to the Company’s contractors, sub-contractors and/or suppliers.
The person providing information about the breach may submit it to the Company in one of the following ways:
- directly upon arrival at Žirmūnų st. 70, Vilnius, Lithuania;
- by sending the report contained in the Annex to the Rules by post to the specified address, indicating that the report is addressed to the Competent Entity [Personnel Manager Vaida Griniūtė-Šliumpienė];
- by sending a free-form report or a report provided in the Annex to the Rules to the Company’s e-mail address email@example.com
Vaida Griniūtė-Šliumpienė, Personnel Manager, appointed by Ovoko, UAB, as a Competent Entity, administers the internal reporting channel and is responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers.
The person who provided the information about the breach shall be subject to the confidentiality requirement.
The requirement to ensure confidentiality shall not apply when: the person who submitted the information about the breach requests it in writing; the person provides information which is known to be false.
The person who provided the information about the violation does not incur any contractual or tort liability, as well as liability for libel and defamation as well as slander.