Reputative intervention

Aimed at reputational damage of the offender: naming and shaming.

When to apply naming and shaming

When other approaches do not lead to results, the inspectorate may apply a reputative intervention under specific conditions. For example, by 'shaming' or by a public warning. These interventions are informal and usually of a punitive nature.

With 'naming and shaming' the inspectorate makes the conduct or actions of an offender known to companies in the same line of business. The aim of this intervention is to cause reputational damage to a company. Since this may sometimes result in irreversible damage and very negative publicity, the ILT exercises restraint with this intervention.