A number of significant group companies have had whistleblowing measures in place for some time (Miller Brewing Company, Beer South Africa). During the year measures were implemented to ensure that all employees in the subsidiaries within the group now have the opportunity to make confidential disclosures about suspected impropriety and wrongdoing. The implementation and continued functionality of the system has been verified. The audit committee is notified of all disclosures made and progress in resolution. The company secretary, in consultation with the chief internal auditor, decides on the appropriate method and level of investigation. The results of investigation, and actions taken, are reported to the audit committee which has the power to request further information, conduct its own inquiries, or order additional action as it sees fit.
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