Survey Results: Whistleblower Policies & Procedures


1. Over the last year, when it comes to our whistleblower policy, our company (select only one):

  Answer Responses Percent  
Has changed existing policies to address the latest whistleblower developments 1 5.9%
Hasn’t yet, but intends to change existing policies within the next year 1 5.9%
Not sure yet if will change existing policies 9 52.9%
Has decided not to change existing policies 6 35.3%

2. The board committee charged with consideration of the SEC's whistleblower rules is (select only one):

  Answer Responses Percent  
Audit Committee 15 88.2%
Corporate Governance Committee 2 11.8%
Risk Committee 0 0.0%
Compliance Committee 0 0.0%
Compensation Committee 0 0.0%
Board as a whole 0 0.0%

3. Our Company (select only one):

  Answer Responses Percent  
Has provided incentives for whistleblowers to report internally first 1 5.9%
Hasn’t yet, but intends to provide incentives for whistleblowers to report internally first 1 5.9%
Has decided to not provide incentives for whistleblowers to report internally first 15 88.2%

4. Our company (select only one):

  Answer Responses Percent  
Has created a system to alert employees of the benefits of reporting internally (eg. sign updated employee handbook, fill out compliance questionnaires) 5 31.3%
Hasn’t yet, but intends to create a system to alert employees of the benefits of reporting internally 1 6.3%
Has decided not to create a system to alert employees of the benefits of reporting internally 10 62.5%

5. Since the SEC adopted its whistleblower rules, our company has had (select only one):

  Answer Responses Percent  
More whistleblower claims reported internally 1 6.3%
Same number of whistleblower claims reported internally 15 93.8%
Fewer whistleblower claims reported internally 0 0.0%