Western Water is committed to the aims and objectives of the Protected Disclosures Act 2012.
It recognises the value of transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices, and supports the making of disclosures that reveal improper conduct.
Western Water does not tolerate improper conduct by the organisation, its employees, officers or members, nor the taking of detrimental action in reprisal against those who come forward to disclose such conduct. Western Water will take reasonable steps to protect and ensure the welfare of those who make or co-operate with protected disclosures from any detrimental action in reprisal for making a disclosure.
A message from Jeff Rigby, Managing Director Western Water
At Western Water we acknowledge the need for all employees and contractors to apply and maintain the highest ethical standards to our corporate and business behaviour. Western Water has a commitment to the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption through the implementation of, and adherence to, our Fraud and Corruption Policy and Control Framework, and our Code of Conduct.
All staff and contractors have a role in Western Water’s fraud and corruption control arrangements, including identifying and reducing fraud and corruption risks, reporting suspected fraudulent or corrupt behaviour, participating in control activities and complying at all times with due process.
Western Water encourages the reporting of information about suspected fraudulent or corrupt behaviour against our business and we take all reasonable steps with people who make such disclosures to protect them from any detrimental action in reprisal for making the disclosure.
Western Water is not a public body prescribed under the Protected Disclosure Act to receive a protected disclosure. As detailed in our Protected Disclosures Policy a disclosure about Western Water, its employees, officers or contractors should be made directly to the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC). Contact details are provided in the policy document.