The EQS Integrity Line is a web-based whistleblowing system, technically designed as a software as a service (SaaS). Customers of EQS Group AG may provide a link to the system on their websites. Whistleblowers (e.g., employees of the customers) may use the service in order to report grievances (e.g., criminal activities such as fraud or embezzlement). EQS Integrity Line facilitates a dialogue between whistleblowers and examiners (e.g., compliance officers or corruption agents). Whistleblowers are enabled to set up a post box in order to exchange messages with examiners.
The ToE includes 3 packages: Basic (BA), Best Practice (BP) and Best in Class (BC). It covers the standard modules “Secure Reporting System” and “Case Management” as well as several optional modules / functionalities (cf. the webpage linked below).
The evaluation was conducted by EuroPriSe Technical Experts Dr. Irene Karper and Christopher Stradomsky as well as EuroPriSe Legal Expert Alisha Gühr. It took place on the basis of the EuroPriSe Criteria Catalogue for IT-products and IT-based services v201701. The evaluators concluded that EQS Integrity Line meets all applicable EuroPriSe requirements.
Further information about the certification is available here.