Whistleblowing at Newsec
We strive to run Newsec in a long-term and sustainable manner. We are therefore dedicated to conduct our business ethically and in compliance with the legislation everywhere we operate. Any irregularities or misconduct should be reported and investigated as early as possible. Irregularities should be reported to managers. In cases where this is not possible, we have a Whistleblowing System. All reports are received and handled by an external agent.
How to file a report
The whistle-blower system
Reporting can take place in writing via the website wb.2secure.se or verbally by phone at +46 (0)771-779977. You can choose to remain anonymous regardless of channel. If you would like to report via an in-person meeting, you can make a request by registering a report on the website. The in-person meeting will be held by agreement either with a representative from Newsec or with an agent from our whistleblowing services provider, 2Secure.
When registering a new report on the website, you must state a company-specific code to identify that the report is being made for Newsec. See our codes below. You will be asked questions about the issue you wish to report. When the report is made, you are assigned a unique case number and password, which must be saved so that you can log on to monitor the report and communicate with the case officer at 2Secure.
Once a report has been registered, it is processed by experienced case officers at 2Secure, who will contact Newsec’s primary contact person based on a predetermined contact list with several names. If the primary contact person is the subject of the report, another person on the contact list will be informed. Ultimately, Newsec will assess the report and decide what measures will be taken.
- Newsec AB (All Newsec companies in all markets except for the three specific companies listed below). Code: nse058
- Newsec Property Asset Management Sweden AB. Code: nss648
- Newsec Property Asset Management Denmark A/S. Code: nsd358
- Newsec Property Asset Management Oy. Code: nsa958
Other ways of whistleblowing
In addition to reporting through our whistleblower system, you can report externally to the applicable authority within a specific area of responsibility, or to one of the EU institutions, bodies and agencies.
In Sweden, the following authorities have been appointed as applicable authorities and established external reporting channels:
Swedish Work Environment Authority, National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, National Electrical Safety Board, Swedish Economic Crime Authority, Swedish Estate Agents Inspectorate, Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, Public Health Agency of Sweden, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection, Inspectorate of Strategic Products, Health and Social Care Inspectorate, Swedish Chemicals Agency, Swedish Consumer Agency, Swedish Competition Authority, Swedish Food Agency, Medical Products Agency, The county administrative boards, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, Government Offices, Swedish Inspectorate of Auditors, Swedish Tax Agency, Swedish Forest Agency, Swedish Gambling Authority, Swedish Energy Agency, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment, Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and Swedish Transport Agency.
About the statutory informant protection
The Swedish Whistleblowing Act (Protections for Persons Reporting Irregularities Act (SFS 2021:89)) gives you as a whistle-blower protection under certain circumstances. In addition to the ability to report suspected irregularities to authorities, you also have the right to freedom of disclosure and acquisition under the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act, and the Swedish Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression. This means that an employee (with certain exemptions) within both the private and public sectors, has the freedom to provide otherwise confidential information to mass media, which are covered by the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act and the Swedish Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression.
There is also extended protection for employees within public sector organisations, or other operations where informant protection applies in accordance with the Swedish Informant Protection in Certain Sectors of Economic Activity Act (SFS 2017:151) or the Swedish Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (SFS 2009:400). This extended protection relates to a prohibition against investigation and a prohibition against retaliation.
The prohibition against investigation means that a government agency or other public body may not, as a general rule, investigate who has submitted information for publication.
The prohibition against retaliation means that the general public may not take measures that have negative consequences for an individual because someone has exercised their freedom of expression and disclosure.
Violations of the prohibitions against investigation and retaliation are punishable by fines or imprisonment for a maximum of one year (Chapter 3, Section 4 of the Swedish freedom of the Press Act and Chapter 2, Section 4 of the Swedish Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression).