Whistleblowing

On 17 December 2021, the Swedish Act (2021:980) on the protection of persons reporting wrongdoing (Whistleblowing Act) entered into force. The law provides special and enhanced protection for the whistleblower against reprisals and states that a whistleblower may not be subject to reprisals, either in connection with the reporting or in the future.

How to report

For persons working at the Riksbank, there are internal reporting channels for whistleblowing. More information can be found on the Riksbank’s intranet. 

Those who are not currently working at the Riksbank, such as former employees or job-seekers, can instead report wrongdoing via external channels to the competent authorities. These authorities are appointed by the government and have a special responsibility to receive and deal with incoming whistleblowing issues within a designated area of responsibility. The wrongdoing shall have occurred in a work-related context and the external channels are primarily intended for matters that are in breach of Union law. External reporting can also in some cases be submitted to EU institutions, bodies or agencies.

The ordinance referred to further down this page lists the competent authorities and their areas of responsibility. There are also links to the Act on the protection of persons reporting wrongdoing, the EU Whistleblowing Directive and FAQs out the Swedish Whistleblowing Act on the government's website.

Updated 18/07/2022