Systembolaget’s retail monopoly indicates a confidence in us that we may not and will not abuse. We are incredibly careful to ensure that any improprieties in any area from environmental offences to corruption are discovered at an early stage, and as part of this work, we set up a system in 2015 that makes it possible for anyone at all to report their suspicions to us.
Our new whistleblowing system allows you to report irregularities or individuals at Systembolaget whom you suspect of committing serious improprieties. This might include:
- Economic offences.
- Major safety deficiencies in the workplace.
- Serious environmental offences.
- Serious forms of discrimination and harassment.
We have set up this system in collaboration with an external organisation, Whistleblowing Centre, to ensure that anyone submitting a report feels secure in doing so. Anyone submitting a report can do so completely anonymously – no one at Systembolaget will find out who you are.
No corruption-related reports had been submitted to Whistleblowing Centre in relation to Systembolaget by the end of 2015. That obviously sounds great, but could also be an indication that we need to work even harder to spread the message that the opportunity to submit reports exists.