Whistleblowing Policy

WHISTLEBLOWING POLICY

Alizz Islamic Bank is committed dedicated to upholding its corporate values and governance and one of the key components of that is integrity and accountability. To set the benchmark and be upholding citizens first and foremost and to provide a positive and healthy work environment, the bank has an implemented whistleblowing policy, to ensure that customers, employees, shareholders and stakeholders trust that the bank practises the highest level of ethical conduct in all banking operations. The policy highlights the procedures, confidentiality and actions to be taken in the improbable event of misconduct or illegal behavior is reported. Protecting the integrity and reputation of the bank as an Islamic bank requires the support of all staff members, who are required to report wrongdoing, or potential wrongdoing, such as fraud, corruption, collusion and coercion, and other serious infringements of the rules and policies in force at the Bank. In addition, staff should also report any other breach that contradicts with the provisions of Islamic Sharia in performing the bank’s transactions, and all activities that must conform to Islamic Sharia.

WHAT IS WHISTLEBLOWING?

“Whistleblowing” means reporting any suspicion of corrupt, illegal or unethical conduct that may occur within the organisation. Whistleblowing can be reported by customers, employees, partners, contractors or stakeholders in a confidential and anonymous manner through the identified channels mentioned below.

ALIZZ ISLAMIC BANK WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY

The Bank’s Whistleblowing Policy applies to all bank staff members and any other person providing the Bank with services, including consultants and other service providers under contract to the Bank. The purpose of the bank’s whistleblower policy is to encourage stakeholders to let the bank know when someone may not be doing the right thing, and to report unacceptable behaviour. The aim of the policy is to offer a reporting mechanism that is objective, confidential and independent, thus making the whistleblower feel confident about raising concerns.

TYPES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR THAT CAN BE REPORTED VIA THE WHISTLEBLOWER CHANNELS:

  • Theft, whether petty or serious
  • A criminal offence
  • Breach of statutory regulations, including health & safety
  • Dishonesty
  • Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Terrorism Financing
  • Disclosure of confidential information
  • Any attempts to cover-up or conceal any of the above

To report and incidents of wrongdoing malpractice or any suspicious activity please email:

whistleblowing@alizzislamic.com  or  whistleblowing.senior@alizzislamic.com

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