Our Whistleblowing Policy has been adopted to govern the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints as well as to protect confidential and anonymous reporting. These policies and procedures apply to and are available to all employees of the Company, its subsidiaries as well as all external stakeholders.
Employees have the opportunity to submit or report complaints pertaining to any event that could affect the interests of the business.
The Company will protect the confidentiality and anonymity of the complainant to the fullest extent possible with the objective of conducting an adequate review of each particular complaint. External stakeholders have the opportunity to submit complaints. However, the Company is not obliged to keep complaints from non-employees confidential or to maintain the anonymity of non-employees.
Vedanta prohibits retaliation against an employee who, in good faith, seeks help or reports known or suspected violations of the Code. Any reprisal or retaliation against an employee because the employee, acting in good faith, sought help or filed a report will be subject to disciplinary action, including potential termination of employment.
Any employee who violates the Code will be subject to appropriate discipline, which may include termination of employment, based on the facts and circumstances of each situation. Violations are viewed seriously, as unethical conduct by a representative of the Vedanta group could have serious consequences for the individual and the organisation.