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WhiteBox Grievance Portal

for NGOs

WhiteBox is a secure and anonymous reporting portal that empowers supply chain stakeholders to report incidents of sustainability violations, human rights abuses, and other unethical business practices. In today's globalized economy, NGOs play a critical role in advocating for social and environmental responsibility in supply chains. WhiteBox is a powerful tool for NGOs, enabling them to collaborate with companies and supply chain stakeholders to promote sustainability and human rights. With our secure and user-friendly platform, NGOs can gather and analyze data on supply chain practices, monitor compliance with sustainability standards, and report incidents of misconduct to the relevant parties. Together with NGOs, WhiteBox is driving positive change in global supply chains.

WhiteBox is free to use for non-profit NGOs, contact us to get your account activated.

What is WhiteBox?

The universal portal to report and notify relevant parties of human rights and sustainability violations or risks in supply chains. Watch our video for more information.
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Why WhiteBox?
Stakeholders can report all companies to customers in the European Union and NGOs globally. Participating companies can view grievances reported about and to them instantly on the platform. Companies that are not participating may miss out on reports filed about them to customers and NGO's.

Fully Compliant

WhiteBox is developed to be fully compliant with EU Supply Chain Due Diligence and Whistleblowing Regulations as well as global GDPR

Accessible Globally

The platform is multi-lingual, accessible and promoted globally, ensuring that all stakeholders throughout the supply-chain can file reports

Streamlined

With WhiteBox, you can manage grievances effectively and in collaboration with relevant parties

Full-Suite

WhiteBox provides a comprehensive grievance mechanism that fulfils all requirements

Easy Management

Easily track the status of and manage all reports for all your grievances from one central dashboard.

Statistics

Collect important statistics to assess the risks and violations and discover risk trends in supply chains.

Frequently Asked Questions

Examples

These examples demonstrate how your NGO can use WhiteBox grievance portal in creating a safer, more sustainable business environment.
Promoting Fair Working Conditions in the Construction Industry: An NGO wants to investigate and monitor compliance with labor laws and workers' rights in the construction industry. By using WhiteBox to gather anonymous reports from affected workers and stakeholders, the NGO can identify incidents of exploitation, hazardous working conditions, and discrimination, and take action to protect the rights of vulnerable construction workers.
Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Fair Labor Practices in the Livestock and Poultry Industry: An NGO wants to ensure that the livestock and poultry industry adheres to sustainable practices. By using WhiteBox to gather data on supplier performance and incidents related to environmental pollution and excessive antibiotic usage the NGO can identify companies that are not meeting sustainability standards.
Supporting Ethical Practices in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry: An NGO wants to ensure that electronics manufacturers adhere to ethical labor practices and maintain safe working conditions. By using WhiteBox to gather anonymous reports from affected workers and stakeholders, the NGO can identify incidents of hazardous working environments, child labor, and unfair wages, and take action to protect the rights of workers in the electronics manufacturing industry.
Advocating for Sustainable Forestry Management in Tropical Regions: An NGO wants to monitor the environmental impact and community rights violations in the tropical forestry industry. By using WhiteBox to gather information on logging activities and deforestation rates, the NGO can identify companies that are not meeting sustainability standards, and advocate for responsible forestry practices that protect both biodiversity and the livelihoods of local communities.
Addressing Child Labor and Exploitation in the Cocoa Industry: An NGO wants to monitor and investigate incidents of child labor and exploitation in the cocoa industry. By using WhiteBox to gather anonymous reports from affected stakeholders and data on supplier performance, the NGO can identify companies that are not meeting labor standards, and take action to protect the rights of vulnerable children and promote responsible business practices in the cocoa industry.
Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Mining and Extraction Industry: An NGO wants to monitor and investigate incidents of human rights violations and environmental impact in the mining and extraction industry. By using WhiteBox to gather data on supplier performance and incidents of land grabbing, forced displacement, and pollution, the NGO can identify companies that are not meeting sustainability standards, and advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples and responsible extraction practices that protect the environment and local communities.

Who handles reports on WhiteBox?

Reports are handled by employees of companies or by external consultants. In either case the handlers need to have undergone an appropriate training and be put under obligations such as impartiality and confidentiality. WhiteBox requires these conditions before admitting handlers on to the platform. Consulting firms that want to use WhiteBox have to become a certified partner.

Grievances

According to the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, Handlers of Grievance-Reports must be available in time, provide a guarantee of impartial action, be independent and not bound by instructions (no conflicts of interest), be obliged to maintain confidentiality, and be appropriately trained.

Supply Chain Due Diligence Laws

Whistleblowing

According to the EU Whistleblowing Directive, Handlers of Whistleblower-Reports must be independent. Furthermore, companies must ensure that other (operational) tasks and duties do not lead to conflicts of interest and that they have the necessary expertise.

Whistleblower Protection Laws

resources for NGOs

Information about grievance mechanisms for NGOs

For NGOs committed to advancing ethical and sustainable business practices, our resources are specifically tailored to support your mission. WhiteBox offers tools and guides for effective supply chain oversight, ensuring adherence to laws and ethical standards. Our platform facilitates the reporting of violations and promotes transparency in global supply chains. Additionally, we provide insights into current trends and challenges in sustainable practices through our regularly updated blog, helping NGOs stay informed and proactive in their advocacy efforts.
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