World Whistleblowers Day 2023 – Statistics Infographic

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Safecall World Whistleblowing Day – 23rd June 2023

  • 92% of leaders are likely to act on Whistleblowing reports to make positive change if they are aware of them [1]
  • 1 in 10 UK workers say that they have witnessed possible corruption, wrongdoing or malpractice [2]
  • 84% say they would make a whistleblowing report [3]


  • 69% don’t report [4]

So, why don’t more workers report via an employee hotline or online whistleblowing channel

  • 42 % believe that no action will be taken
  • 44% fear retaliation
  • 45% believe organisation is not ethically committed
  • 55% don’t want to get involved
  • 55% believe it won’t make a difference
  • 57% believe there’s no legal protection for whistleblowers

Yet 92% of leaders are likely to act

It’s a question of trust in the organisations’ whistleblowing system

Only 57% of British workers know their employer has a whistleblowing policy []

Only 39% of organisations promote whistleblowing education to their workforce []

Only 17% of organisations use an independent, impartial whistleblowing reporting channel []

Promotion of services and impartiality of whistleblower hotlines and online reporting channels are the keys to whistleblowing implementation success

[1] Safecall HR Whistleblowing Survey January, 2023 –



[4-9] Ethics Resource Center, 2013 National Business Ethics Survey



[12] Safecall HR Whistleblowing Survey January, 2023 –

[13] Safecall HR Whistleblowing Survey January, 2023 –

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