GAN Integrity was founded in 2004 by a renowned Danish human rights advocate through a partnership among many European countries. GAN Integrity has become a technology partner to major companies around the world, small and large, to help them mitigate risk and foster an ethical business. With intuitive solutions and cutting-edge technology, GAN Integrity has helped companies safeguard the highest ethical standards with every business operation.
GAN Integrity’s mission is to empower businesses of all sizes to do the right thing. We do this by building and operating intuitive and user-friendly applications to manage ethics, compliance, and risk all in one place.
Now more than ever, it’s critically important to conduct business with integrity, unwavering ethics, and in compliance with the regulatory frameworks. Businesses of all sizes and in every corner of the world are increasingly facing more complex regulatory compliance obligations. We help you ensure maximal compliance, with minimal disruption to your daily operations, with easy to deploy solutions and a dedicated support program.
We are proud to call some of the biggest and brightest companies in the world our customers. We are confident that sustainable business - one that cares for the well-being of its workers and more broadly of society - is the future.
We consider ourselves lucky to have some of the world’s largest brand names join us in our mission; McDonald’s, John Deere,Royal Mail, Rolls-Royce, Kongsberg, to cite just a few, have all adopted and championed our approach to business everyday. Making sure that we can all do the right thing.
“What really gets me excited about the work that we are doing at GAN Integrity is our mission: Empowering organizations to do the right thing. When we succeed in accomplishing this, there is no limit to the good we can impact within companies, business at large, and the world”
Neil Lustig, CEO of GAN Integrity
About the GAN & McDonalds’ Initiative
With the EU Whistleblower Directive as a driver to improve speakup culture within the McDonald’s group, McDonald’s & GAN Integrity have developed together a tailored solution that meets the whistleblowing program needs of every McDonald’s franchisee.
McDonald’s & GAN Integrity have, in collaboration, designed a comprehensive whistleblowing program to help franchisees foster a speak up culture, protect their employees and ensure that the collective McDonald’s brand reputation resonates with its customers’ highest ethical standards.
Therefore, as a McDonald’s franchisee, you can sign up for the McDonald’s Whistleblower Initiative and get access to a unique and intuitive turnkey solution at a heavily-discounted price. Approved by McDonald’s and executed by GAN Integrity, the program will ensure smooth onboarding and implementation of your new application, from the moment you sign up to the day you start using your application.
About the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive
The European Union passed the new EU Whistleblower Protection Directive at the end of 2019 and is set to go into effect in December 2021. The new regulation directs all member states to adopt their own version of the directive as national law. So by 17th December 2021, companies working in the EU with 250 or more workers must create internal reporting systems to help employees and third parties speak up and ensure they are protected from retaliation. Companies with 50 workers or more will have to be in compliance with the same regulations by 17th December 2023.
At a minimum, the national laws must include all the whistleblower protections listed in the EU directive, but could include additional protections if a country decides to do so.
How GAN Integrity can help you ensure compliance with the new directive?
The McDonald’s Whistleblower solution maps directly to the EU Whistleblower Directive requirements. We have ensured that your application allows you to be in compliance with all of the Directive’s requirements, but above all empower your business with a solution that raises awareness and increases engagement leading to a strong ethical culture.
By adopting our tailored whistleblowing solution you:
- Compliance with the new EU Directive and protect your business from regulatory scrutiny.
- Employee empowerment by ensuring that everyone can flag concerns or violations as soon as they occur.
- Brand protection and the association of your name in the market with the highest ethical standards.
Integrated and intuitive whistleblowing channels
- Mobile-friendly and secure online reporting portal.
- Telephony reporting channels, staffed 24/7/365.
- Ability to securely involve external investigators and attorneys in cases when needed.
A secure and branded application
- An intuitive application to investigate incidents and address misconduct.
- Secure and branded solution configured to ensure a tailored user experience for the McDonald’s group.
- Localization of both web and mobile submissions and as well as your case management application in all of McDonald’s European languages.
Tailored onboarding experience
Make sure that doing the right thing is also the easy thing!