Strengthen your corporate culture through trust and transparency

EQS Integrity Line is a secure and anonymous whistleblowing software which enables your employees to report misconduct such as corruption, abuses of power and discrimination internally before complaints become public and, in serious cases, result in financial losses as well as reputational damage. Encryption guarantees that the whistleblower is protected.

With EQS Integrity Line whistleblowing software you will…

  • ….strengthen trust in your company
  • ….protect your employees
  • ….prevent corruption and misconduct
  • ….fulfill the legal requirements of the Whistleblower Protection Act
  • ….focus on an important component in building ethical corporate governance
Over 1,200 customers worldwide have already placed their trust in EQS Integrity Line
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EQS Integrity Line – The simple & secure whistleblowing software

Our anonymous whistleblowing software operates in compliance with the GDPR and ensures that you fulfill regulatory requirements regarding whistleblower protection set out in the current EU Whistleblowing Directive.

It allows employees to report unethical corporate behavior in a secure and confidential way. EQS Integrity Line thus reduces potential barriers for whistleblowers and also simplifies the processing of incoming reports. Find out more about our whistleblowing software in this video.

Learn more about EQS Integrity Line features and benefits in less than two minutes.

EQS Integrity Line meets the highest security requirements

Our EQS Integrity Line whistleblowing software meets the highest IT security and data protection requirements. We prove this in regular external security audits.

We meet the following requirements for your security & individual needs

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Data security

Based on a granular authorization concept, our whistleblower software provides a secure and absolutely confidential reporting channel.

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Process security

With ISO 27001 certification, we guarantee a reporting system that meets all international standards for information security systems.

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Data protection & legal compliance

Meet national data protection standards in accordance with the requirements of the EU Whistleblowing Directive.

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Usability

Keep track of ongoing and closed compliance cases in one central case management system and use real-time statistics and dashboards for your compliance reporting.

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Simple installation

Benefit from a ready-to-use system with high-quality standard features. Can be used worldwide in all languages and is ready for operation in the fastest possible time.

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Service

We advise our customers right from the individual needs analysis through to the implementation of the reporting system and beyond and we are always available to answer questions.

Your simple whistleblowing software for case handling

  • Enter cases from external sources directly into the system
  • Receive case action notifications and case handling reminders
  • Admins can customize the reporting process and the text content of the system and set user permissions granularly
  • In the dashboard you can view the most important data at a glance, export them or view them in more detail
  • Configure your dashboard and notifications according to your personal preferences
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Simple and intuitive reporting process in just a few steps

  • The reporting process is available in all languages, the system automatically recognizes the browser language
  • The entire reporting process is optimized for PC and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets
  • Your employees can set up and directly access a secure mailbox for (anonymous) communication with the caseworker
  • Employees can access frequently asked questions quickly and easily to resolve any uncertainties
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Whistleblowing systems will be mandatory in the European Union

According to the current EU Whistleblowing Directive, in the future all companies with more than 50 employees in all EU member states must have an internal whistleblower system in place. In addition, they are obliged to prove that their protection standards comply with EU requirements. Companies expose themselves to the risk of huge fines if they fail to implement a whistleblowing channel or have an inadequate channel in place.

Prepare now for new EU whistleblower requirements! We would be happy to support you in implementing your whistleblowing software.

Learn more about the EU Whistleblowing Directive

How our customers use EQS Integrity Line

Puma, the Rhenus Group and Italian company Webuild opted for EQS Integrity Line when it came to choosing a digital whistleblowing software solution. How did they implement it and what experiences have the companies had on an international level? Read more.

Questions on our whistleblowing software?

How is the anonymity of the whistleblower guaranteed?

Our whistleblower system (EQS Integrity Line) guarantees the whistleblower’s anonymity and ensures that their identity cannot be traced by technical means. EQS Integrity Line is hosted on external ISO 27001-certified high security servers. No IP addresses, location data, device specifications or other data that could allow conclusions to be drawn as to the identity of the whistleblower are stored on these servers.

The whistleblower can decide for themselves whether they want to remain anonymous or provide any personal information. In any case, the content of the report is transmitted in a highly encrypted form using a public-private key procedure (PGP) with 2048 RSA bit. In addition, all server communications take place via a secure HTTPS connection.

Which security standards does EQS Integrity Line meet?

Both EQS as a company and their software development for the EQS Integrity Line is certified to Information Security Standard ISO 27001. The product development and its continuous development follows the “Security by Design” principle.

In addition, the system ensures full compliance with EU GDPR and worldwide data protection regulations, both for the whistleblower in the reporting process and for the case handler in the integrated case management.

EQS Integrity Line meets the highest security and encryption requirements (data transmission and access) and thus guarantees absolute confidentiality for submitted reports.

  • ISO 27001-certified high-security computer center
  • Systems security confirmed by annual external penetration test
  • SSL-certified connection
  • Cryptographically complex storage procedure
  • Case specific encryption
  • Key in the customer’s hand (neither EQS Group nor other third parties have access to content)
  • Access to content via detailed authorization system
  • Various IT security modules e.g. for user administration and data protection
  • Complete protection of the whistleblower’s anonymity
  • Regular security audits and penetration tests
Which languages does the whistleblowing software support?

EQS Integrity Line can be provided in any language worldwide. Text templates are already available in the Best Practice Standard in over 43 languages.

How long does it take to implement the whistleblowing software?

EQS Integrity Line offers various packages and configurations to meet different customer requirements. Out of the box solutions can be available within a few days with minimal effort on the customer’s side. Customized solutions with extended case management functions are usually available for operational use within 4 to 8 weeks. During implementation, our experienced project managers are at the customer’s side for optimal implementation and best practice consulting.

Are templates available for the implementation?

EQS offers the client various best practice templates for quick and easy whistleblower system implementation. These templates can be adopted 1:1 or adapted according to the customer’s requirements. Templates are already available in over 30 languages and can also be transferred into any language. In addition to templates, our experienced project managers are also available at any time to provide advice and support to the customer throughout the entire implementation phase of the whistleblowing software.

How does the system ensure GDPR compliance?

EQS Group supports compliance with the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection regulations worldwide through various measures at the organizational, technical and functional level:

At the organizational level, through measures taken for information security and data protection in the form of a proper and certified ISMS according to ISO 27001 standards. This is subject to regular internal and independent audits.

On the technical level, EQS Integrity Line was developed according to the highest standards for data protection and security. This means

  • no logging of personal data of visitors and whistleblowers
  • encryption of data in transit and stored data
  • no metadata analysis or research with our customer data
  • opportunities for data protection notifications (disclaimers) and other information during the reporting process
  • activating various security functions in relation to access and processing of data

At the functional level, EQS Integrity Line supports the case handler in the frequent tasks and activities related to internal data protection processes. This includes

  • dynamic reminders and notifications when certain data protection criteria occur, including indication of necessary actions
  • support with anonymization of case details (e.g. personal data) and optionally also file attachments
  • automation of internal approval procedures and dual control principle for sensitive case handling actions
  • granular authorization management and role concept for fine-tuning access to sensitive case contents
Are whistleblowing systems mandatory for companies?

Whistleblowing systems are a central component of an effective compliance management system in companies according to international standards. Approximately two thirds of company irregularities detected are uncovered by whistleblowers. A functioning whistleblower system is therefore more important as a control element than management and external and internal audit combined.

In recent years, many countries have spoken out unequivocally in favor of the legal protection of whistleblowers and thus the establishment of safe and protected whistleblower systems, for example France with its Sapin 2 law and the EU with its directive on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law. The EU directive came into force on 16 December 2019 and must be implemented by EU member states by the end of 2021. By this date at the latest, companies must make internal whistleblower systems available.

Whistleblower systems thus not only protect whistleblowers (employees, customers, suppliers, etc.), but also protect the company from reputational damage and financial risks.

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Marco Goldberg
Marco Goldberg

Managing Director USA
+1 929 259-5361

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