Danish Decommissioning

whistleblower scheme

On this page you will find information and links to the Danish Decommissioning Authority's whistleblower scheme. Through the whistleblower scheme, employees and permanent partners can submit information about illegal or objectionable matters without having to fear negative consequences.

Danish Decommissioning is affiliated to the State Whistleblower System (SWS), which is a joint governmental whistleblower scheme for handling whistleblower reports. Submitting information to the Whistleblower Scheme must be done directly in the SWS portal, which you will find a link to in the info box on this page. You can read more about the scheme and reporting options in the thematic section on the website of the Ministry of Justice.

When processing cases received via the whistleblower scheme, the general rules on access to documents in the Public Administration Act and the applicable privacy policy apply. You will find a link to Danish Decommissioning privacy policy in the info box.

Danish Decommissioning prepares an annual report on whistleblowing activities for the calendar year. The reports can be found under publications, and the latest report can be found in the info box.

More information on the whistleblowing scheme

Who is covered by the whistleblowing scheme?

You can use the whistleblower scheme if you are employed or formerly employed by Danish Decommissioning, including unpaid trainees, or if you are a business partner including subcontractors or employed by a business partner with whom Danish Decommissioning has a collaboration.

Are you an employee of Danish Decommissioning?

Please note that the whistleblower scheme is a supplement to the direct and daily communication about errors and unsatisfactory conditions etc. in the workplace. Problems should therefore initially be resolved by contacting the nearest personnel manager, HR, union representatives and health and safety representatives.

What issues are covered by the whistleblowing scheme?

You can contact the whistleblowing scheme with the following:

  • Infringements of EU law
  • Criminal offences
  • Breaches of legislation
  • Breaches of principles of administrative law
  • Serious or repeated breaches of essential internal guidelines
  • Serious personal conflicts at work
  • Sexual harassment
  • Deliberate misleading of citizens and partners

You should always have concrete knowledge or reasonable grounds to suspect that such serious matters have been committed before using the whistleblowing scheme.

Anonymity and confidentiality

Danish Decommissioning has established an external whistleblowing system that allows you to anonymously submit information on critical issues to a trusted whistleblowing unit for further investigation. Through the system, you can have a follow-up dialog with the whistleblowing unit. This dialog is also anonymous.

Danish Decommissioning's whistleblowing unit is anchored in the Management Secretariat, and only the trusted case handlers from the whistleblowing unit can access your report.

Alternatively, if you are not comfortable reporting directly to Danish Decommissioning or if you have doubts that your report will be treated objectively by our whistleblowing unit, you can make your report to the National Whistleblowing Scheme administered by the Danish Data Protection Agency, which provides an independent whistleblowing channel.

Case management and communication

Your request will be handled by trusted staff in our Whistleblowing Unit. We may need to ask you questions to ensure that the case can be sufficiently informed for it to be processed. We will only communicate with you via our digital whistleblowing portal. It is therefore important that you follow the case by logging in regularly and answering any questions we may ask you.

Legal protection against reprisals

As a whistleblower, you are protected against retaliation by Law No 1436 of 29/06/2021 - Act on the Protection of Whistleblowers.