Conference rewards companies approved in Pró-Ética 2015 and debates Anti-Corruption Law
CGU event was supported by ETCO and discussed topics such as compliance and business integrity
The Comptroller-General of the Union (CGU), with support from the ETCO-Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition, held, on November 9, in Rio, the 2nd Clean Company Law Conference. The event discussed issues related to the Anti-Corruption Law (Law 12.846 / 2013) and also awarded companies approved in Pró-Ética 2015, an initiative of CGU and the Ethos Institute that recognizes organizations committed to integrity, transparency, prevention and combat the corruption.
ETCO President Evandro Guimarães spoke at the opening of the event about the moment that Brazil is living in relation to corruption and the appreciation of integrity programs. He also participated in the award ceremony to companies approved by Pró-Ética.
Minister Valdir Simão, from the Comptroller General of the Union, also highlighted these points. “The new law is strict. Companies can be punished with a fine that goes up to 20% of their revenue ”, he recalled. According to him, the adoption of integrity mechanisms will be a competitive advantage in the very near future. "Companies that are prepared for this new environment will certainly take the lead," he said.
For Marina Ferro, project coordinator at Instituto Ethos, “today, a company that uses ethics as a market differential is seen prominently before its customers and even competitors”. According to her, "this is a new reality that actions such as Pro-Ética strengthen and encourage".
Patricia Audi, CGU's secretary for Transparency and Corruption Prevention, emphasized that acts of corruption go beyond well-known bribes to employees of public or private companies; fraud and irregularities in public contracts are also considered forms of corruption.
Check the list of companies approved by Pró-Ética
|· AES Eletropaulo|
|· South AES|
|· AES Tietê|
|· AES Uruguaiana|
|· Electricity Trading Chamber (CCEE)|
|· Santa Catarina Power Plants (CELESC)|
|· EDP Energias do Brasil|
|· Elektro Electricity and Services|
|Ernst & Young|
|· Osram do Brasil Electric Lamps|
|· SNC-Lavalin Environment|
|3M from Brazil|
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