Any violation of this Code should be reported immediately to the HR Manager, or the Director of Finance. The staff member is also encouraged to raise the matter with the WPP Company Secretary. It is especially important that this complaint procedure is properly communicated to all staff.
In the event that a staff member feels unable to speak to any of these people, he or she may call the “Right to Speak” helpline that each operating group has in place. Each operating company is responsible for communicating this helpline to their employees. WPP’s Director of Internal Audit or the WPP Company Secretary can also supply the information.
All situations will be treated confidentially and will be promptly investigated. No retaliatory behaviour against staff making bona fide reports will be tolerated. If the result of the investigation indicates that corrective action is called for, such action may include disciplinary measures up to and including termination of the employment of the offender.