Gulf Air launches key reporting tool
Manama, August 21, 2014
Gulf Air has launched "EthicsPoint,” a third party, anonymous, Internet-based reporting tool designed to help ensure greater transparency in the airline's operations.
It will also help meet one of the objectives of Bahrain's national carrier's successful 2013 strategic restructuring, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
"When Gulf Air first commenced its strategic restructuring, we were committed to ensuring greater transparency in the airline's operations and empowering every member of the Gulf Air family to voice their concerns, positive suggestions and feedback," Deputy Prime Minister and Gulf Air chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa said.
"Today, I'm pleased to announce that we are delivering on that promise.
"We are committed to cultivating a positive work environment and building a culture of integrity and ethical decision-making that extends the airline executive management team's open door policy and provides a new level of support for each member of the national carrier's workforce," he added.
Appointing Navex Global, a leading provider of case management services, the comprehensive and confidential reporting tool "EthicsPoint" is being rolled out across the organisation to assist in identifying and addressing any organisational misconduct by empowering Gulf Air employees to report any violation of policies or standards, concerns or positive suggestions and feedback.
All cases submitted to EthicsPoint will be delivered to impartial parties in Gulf Air's Audit Committee and board for investigation and appropriate action.
Gulf Air's 2013 strategic restructuring plan delivered positive financial and operational results putting the national carrier firmly on track towards achieving long-term commercial sustainability and strengthening its position as a key national infrastructure asset that provides business links, which are important for Bahrain's wider economic development.
EthicsPoint is committed to defining best practices for integrated Governance, Risk, and Compliance. - TradeArabia News Service