Whistleblowing Policy

Portugal Ventures’ core commitments, which are reflected in its corporate values, are COMMITMENT(accountability, loyalty), TRANSPARENCY (order, rigour) and EXCELLENCE (quality, satisfaction).

As such and in order to comply with its legal obligations as a venture capital firm, Portugal Ventures provides its employees and other stakeholders (in particular, shareholders, members of its governing bodies, counterparties, suppliers and service providers) several independent channels and/or means to submit anonymous reports about any fact, situation, behaviour or substantiated suspicion they are aware of and that is considered wrongdoing.

Wrongdoing means any fact, situation or behaviour that is a (real or potential) breach of the legal and regulatory rules to which Portugal Ventures is bound, its internal rules of procedure and approved policies, and/or ethical principles which all those who work with Portugal Ventures must follow, as well as situations that are an attempt to conceal such a breach.

Reports may involve issues related to money laundering and terrorist financing, corruption or fraud, harassment, discrimination, labour or human rights issues, privacy and data protection, confidentiality, the security of information systems, conflict of interest, and other issues.

The whistleblowing channels provided by Portugal Ventures may and should be used to report any fact, situation or behaviour, albeit just a suspicion thereof and provided it is duly substantiated. Reports may be submitted at any time and through the following channels:

  • Filling in the online form available on the PORTUGAL VENTURES website;
  • Sending an e-mail to irregularidades@portugalventures.pt;
  • Sending a signed-for registered letter addressed to the PORTUGAL VENTURES Ethics Committee and Inspection Body, to the following address:

          Av. Dr. Antunes Guimarães, 103
         4100-079 Porto, Portugal.

The rules on the reception, recording, handling, follow-up and storage of reports received by PORTUGAL VENTURES are set out in the Whistleblowing Policy.

If you wish to report any wrongdoing using the online form available for such purpose, please fill in the form below:

Only fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

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