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Unit 12a Beresford Way,
Chesterfield S41 9FG
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Dysons PLC
Dyson PLC - Whistle Blowing Policy

Do I need proof of wrongdoing to make a report?

Dyson Group does not expect you to have absolute proof of any misconduct or malpractice that you report. However, you will need to be able to show clear reasons for your concern.

How will my report be investigated?

Once you have made a report Dyson Group will acknowledge receipt of it within 5 working days. There are, of course, two sides to every story and there will be a need to make preliminary enquiries to decide whether a full investigation is necessary. If such an investigation is necessary then, depending on the nature of the misconduct, your concerns will be either be investigated internally (by management, the company secretary, the directors, internal accountants etc) or be referred to the appropriate externalperson (for example our external auditors or the police) for investigation. Subject to any legal constraints, Dyson Group will inform you of the outcome of the preliminary enquiries, full investigation and any further action that has been taken.

What can I do if I am unhappy with the way Dyson Group has dealt with my report?

You must make a report in writing specifying as much detail as you can. The Board would normally expect you to raise your concerns internally to either your line manager or their immediate superior. If, under the circumstances, you do not feel comfortable about making a report directly to management, then you can report instead to either the Company Secretary or a director at Dyson Group plc, Unit 12a Beresford Way, Chesterfield S41 9FG. Please say if you want to raise the matter in confidence so that appropriate arrangements can be discussed and made if possible. It will not always be possible to take forward anonymous reports.

Will Dyson protect my identity if I make a report?

If you are unhappy with the outcome of an investigation Dyson Group would prefer that you submit another report explaining why this is the case. Your concern will be investigated again if there is good reason to do so. However, it may be that you do not think that this is appropriate and wish to raise your concern with an external organisation, such as a regulator. It is, of course, open for you to do so provided you have sufficient evidence to support your concern. Dyson Group strongly advises that before reporting your concern externally, you seek advice from your trade union (if you are a member) or any other employees' representatives or Citizens Advice Bureau (in the UK). While Dyson Group cannot guarantee that we will respond to your report in the way that you might wish, we will try to handle the matter fairly and properly. By using this procedure, you will help us to achieve this.