We believe that speaking up creates meaningful change.
Being the loudest voice in a crowd is not always the easiest thing. Our mission is to create and provide the tools that normalise speaking up, creating healthier work environments and exposing misconduct.
We hear both sides of the conversation.
We’ve all heard the stories. That whistleblowers end up unemployed, that they experience retaliation, or even worse, they become a black sheep in their own community. At SpeakUp, we believe these courageous individuals deserve better. And we understand how hard it is for organisations to have meaningful conversations when they are focussed ticking compliancy boxes. They need help too.
That’s why we help organisations transition from a compliance culture to a speak-up culture.
Obviously, compliance is important. But, to create really meaningful change, we believe that organisations need to create an environment where speaking up is made easy and actively encouraged.
We know because we’ve been there.
We started as a consultancy agency back in 2004. From the beginning, our founder Rolf Thung, was fascinated by the whistleblower’s dilemma and how to solve it. Since then, we’ve helped over 2000 organisations find new ways to approach difficult conversations—leading to the development of our industry-leading software. We were creating open dialogues and transparency since before it was a requirement, and definitely before it was cool.
Rick HorreeHead of Product
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