07/02/2020

Neoenergia receives international certification for anti-corruption practices

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Neoenergia, one of the leaders in Brazilian electric sector, received, this Thursday (6), the unprecedented anti-bribery certification, further reinforcing the Company’s culture of integrity and transparency.

Delivered in a ceremony held in the company’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, certification in Anti-bribery Management System (ISO 37001) is the recognition for Neoenergia’s good governance practices in this area. The company is already rated as the most transparent company in Brazil by International Transparency NGO in 2018, through the analysis of the company’s corporate report. 

“This seal reaffirms to the society Neoenergia’s commitment with the integrity of processes and fight against corruption. The recognition reinforces our compliance program with regulatory tools to fight corruption both in internal and external levels.  This is the crowning achievement of an array of actions carried out in the last years, positioning the company in a high level of responsibility and engagement”, says Mario Ruiz-Tagle, Neoenergia’s CEO.

ISO 37001 was obtained after a long auditing process in internal indicators, rules and regulations. Having an open whistleblower channel, anonymous and available to all employees, as well as a strict framing in information and data management were some of the factors certified in interviews held with employees and executives and were determinant to approve the achievement of ISO 37001.



 

This certification is worldwide recognized and is valid for three years, with annual reviews.

“This new certification positions Neoenergia in a differentiated level among Brazilian companies as regards to anti-corruption and anti-bribery management, recognizing best practices in compliance, in addition to stimulate loyalty of all employees to our values, as an important highlight to ethics”, said Roberto Medeiros, Neoenergia’s Compliance Superintendent.

In addition to ISO and the recognition from International Transparency, Neoenergia was awarded for three times in a row with the Pro-Ethics Company Seal (from the Office of the Federal Controller General (CGU) and Apex-Brasil), reinforcing a Compliance culture, with adoption of practices to fight corruption, transparency, seriousness and organization’s commitment.