Fines and Grievances

SPO

Fines and Grievances



SPO has not been subject to any fines or sanctions for contravention of any laws or regulations globally, including those relating to infringements of environment, health and safety, anti-trust, bribery and corruption, data protection or employment law during the calendar year 2020.


SPO has whistleblowing procedures in place for both shore-based and seagoing employees to report any issues which they feel may negatively affect health, safety or environment, or relate to any of the regulatory areas mentioned above. This can be an entirely confidential process should the reporter so wish – at their entire discretion, and should the reporter not wish to receive directed follow-up.


We encourage SPO employees to use our whistleblowing channels and relevant management will then diligently investigate all reports.


SPO whistleblowing hotline



The following numbers of issues were reported through this process during the reporting period:


  • Potential H&S breaches / issues – one reported.
  • Potential Breach of CoC with respect to Malpractice, Misconduct, Wilful Negligence etc. – none reported.
  • Potential Breach of CoC with respect to Bribery, Corruption, Facilitation Payments etc. – one reported.
  • Potential Cases of Harassment or Discrimination on any grounds, verbal or non-verbal (Age, Race, Religion, Ability, Gender, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation etc.) – three reported.
  • Misdirected (i.e. not a relevant DPA or whistleblowing incident) – two reported.

All reports were investigated, and dealt with appropriately, in line with the Company's policies and procedures. Out of seven cases, only three were substantiated. Among those three, two cases fell under Misdirected and one fell under Harassment or Discrimination category.


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We encourage SPO employees to use our whistleblowing channels and relevant management will then diligently investigate all reports.