The enrollments for PRÓ ÉTICA were extended until May 5

BANNER PRO ETHICS
Program promotes the adoption by the business sector of measures to prevent and combat corruption; applications will be received until April 28

 

Registrations for Pro-Ética 28 are open until April 2017, a program that seeks to encourage the voluntary adoption of integrity and corruption prevention measures in the business sector. All business and simple companies, foundations, associations of entities or persons and foreign companies, regularly constituted and having headquarters, branch or representation in Brazilian territory, can participate in the initiative.

Companies interested in participating in the program must complete the System Access Request Form and follow the guidelines described on the Pró-Ética website. No fee will be charged for registration, evaluation or disclosure of companies' participation, when approved, in the annual Pro-Ethics list.

Pro-Ethics

Established in 2010, Pró-Ética is the result of a combination of efforts between the public and private sectors - initially a partnership between the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) and the Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility.

The initiative seeks to encourage voluntary adoption of integrity measures by companies, through public recognition of those that, regardless of size and industry, are truly committed to preventing and fighting corruption and other types of fraud. The companies, by taking an affirmative stance towards preventing and combating illegal practices, collaborate in reducing the risks of fraud and corruption in the relations between the public and the private sector.

The Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), represented by the Department of Trade and Services (SCS), participates in the Pro-Ethics Management Committee. In addition to the initial partners CGU (as Executive Committee of the Committee) and the Ethos Institute, the Committee also has the participation of the National Confederation of Industries (CNI), the Brazilian Federation of Banks (Febraban), BM&F Bovespa, the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brasil), Institute of Independent Auditors of Brazil (Ibracon), Brazilian Service of Support to Micro and Small Enterprises (Sebrae) and Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics (ETCO).

The 2016 edition of Pró-Ética was attended by 195 companies of all sizes and from different branches of activity. Of the registered companies, 91 sent the evaluation questionnaire duly completed and within the stipulated deadline. After the evaluation process, 25 companies were approved and recognized as a Pro-Ethical Company 2016. The results were released during the Clean Company Law Conference in December last year.

 

To learn more, visit www.cgu.gov.br/assuntos/etica-e-integridade/empresa-pro-etica

INTEGRITY: a great deal for your company

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Pro-Ethics it results from the combination of efforts between the public and private sectors to promote a more wholesome, ethical and transparent corporate environment in the country. The initiative consists of encouraging voluntary adoption of integrity measures by companies, through public recognition of those that, regardless of size and industry, are truly committed to preventing and combating corruption and other types of fraud. .

After undergoing a restructuring process during 2014, Pró-Ética returned, in 2015, with a new format, adapted to the changes that occurred with the approval of Law No. 12.846 / 2013, also known as the Anti-Corruption Law. 

Among the main changes, we highlight the new evaluation methodology and the new form of disclosure of companies that are positively evaluated by the Management Committee. 

Now the evaluation is annual and begins with a previous profile analysis of each company, followed by a questionnaire with open questions. This innovation allows a more qualitative examination of the integrity programs, as they are evaluated according to the specifics of the company, based on the assumption that an effective program must be developed to meet them.

The form of disclosure was also modified, and it started to be made through the publication of an annual list of companies approved by the Management Committee that year. Every year, an event is held to announce the list and deliver the Pró-Ética brand to approved companies.

It is also intended to disseminate the best integrity practices presented during the year, which expands the possibility of sharing good ideas and projects for companies that wish to create or improve their integrity programs and, at the same time, reinforces visibility in around Pro-Ethics companies.

Another highlight in the new Pro-Ética structure is that all companies that participate in the assessment will receive a report with a detailed analysis of their integrity measures. Thus, even that company that is not yet able to be included in Pró-Ética's annual list can take advantage of participation in this initiative to improve its integrity program in accordance with the assessment received and the best practices that will be disclosed.


Pro-Ethics Objectives 

  • Recognize good practices for promoting integrity and preventing corruption in companies that voluntarily adopt the desired and necessary measures to create a more integrity, ethical and transparent environment in the private sector and in its relations with the public sector;
  • Make companies aware of their relevant role in tackling corruption by taking an affirmative stand for preventing and combating illegal and unethical practices and in defense of socially responsible relationships;
  • Encourage, within the private sector, the implementation of measures to promote ethics and integrity and against corruption; and
  • Reduce the risks of fraud and corruption in relations between the public and private sectors.

 

Source: CGU

To access the regulation page, please click here

 

Meet the companies approved for the Pro Ética

The Federal Comptroller General (CGU) discloses the companies approved for Pró-Ética 2015, recognizing and encouraging entities committed to integrity, transparency, prevention and the fight against corruption in the corporate environment.

There are 19 companies from the most diverse branches, such as energy, finance, technology, among others. Check the list of companies on the Terms of Use

 

 

Source: CGU (9/11)

CGU launches new registration format for companies committed to ethics

 

The Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) and the Ethos Institute today launch (7) the new format of Pró-Ética, an initiative that recognizes companies committed to integrity, transparency, prevention and combating corruption in the corporate environment and is supported by the Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics (ETCO). Created in 2010, the register went through a restructuring process in 2014, based on changes brought about by the Anti-Corruption Law (Law 12.846 / 2013).

One of the novelties is the new evaluation methodology. From now on, each organization will be evaluated annually, based on a previous profile analysis, followed by a questionnaire with open questions. Before, the questions followed the yes or no model. The amendment aims to deepen the qualitative examination of the integrity measures adopted by companies.

Another novelty is the disclosure of the list of companies covered by the Pró-Ética brand, which will be made annually. This list will be released at an event, where the best integrity practices presented during the year will also be valued and disclosed.

ETCO supports this initiative, insofar as it collaborates for the adoption, by the private sphere, of the commitment of companies to articulate themselves as true schools of ethical behavior, through the development of internal codes of conduct and transparency

“ETCO is confident that companies can disseminate the concept that the development and implementation of codes of ethics are capable of preventing misconduct that erodes the business environment” analyzes Heloisa Ribeiro, executive editor of ETCO.

Any corporation, regardless of size and field of activity, can apply to join Pró-Ética. Membership is voluntary. Registration must be made on the Controllership website between May 7 and July 31. Applications will be evaluated by a management committee, chaired alternately by CGU and the Ethos Institute, and composed of eight more institutions from the public and private sectors recognized in the business community.

All evaluated companies will receive a report with detailed analysis of the integrity measures. Thus, even if the company is not yet able to be included in Pró-Ética's annual list, it can take advantage of the initiative to improve the integrity program. Details on the evaluation and the functioning of the register can be consulted in the Regulation.

 

How the assessment is made

First, the company fills out an electronic form, showing interest, on the CGU website. Then, the system access password is sent, where the profile analysis and the evaluation questionnaire for completion are available.

The responses to the profile analysis are declaratory, without the need for documentary evidence, and provide for the area of ​​operation, structure, relationship with the Public Administration. The questionnaire, made with open questions, addresses six areas: commitment from top management and commitment to ethics; policies and procedures; communication and training; reporting and remediation channels; risk analysis and monitoring and transparency and accountability in political and social financing.

For each question, there is a score. The company must send supporting documents for each response, which will be evaluated by the management committee. The corporation that reaches a score equal to or above 70 points and, cumulatively, reaches a minimum of 40% in all areas of the questionnaire will be able to compose the Pro-Ethics list for that year. After approval, the company signs a commitment to ethics and integrity and becomes a Pro-Ethics company.

 

Pro-Ethics 2015

Registration period: from May 7 to July 31

Information and registration: www.cgu.gov.br

 

CGU launches new registration format for companies committed to ethics

Pro Ethics

The Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) and the Ethos Institute today launch (7) the new format of Pró-Ética, an initiative that recognizes companies committed to integrity, transparency, prevention and combating corruption in the corporate environment and is supported by the Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics (ETCO). Created in 2010, the register went through a restructuring process in 2014, based on changes brought about by the Anti-Corruption Law (Law 12.846 / 2013).

One of the novelties is the new evaluation methodology. From now on, each organization will be evaluated annually, based on a previous profile analysis, followed by a questionnaire with open questions. Before, the questions followed the yes or no model. The amendment aims to deepen the qualitative examination of the integrity measures adopted by companies.

Another novelty is the disclosure of the list of companies covered by the Pró-Ética brand, which will be made annually. This list will be released at an event, where the best integrity practices presented during the year will also be valued and disclosed.

ETCO supports this initiative, insofar as it collaborates for the adoption, by the private sphere, of the commitment of companies to articulate themselves as true schools of ethical behavior, through the development of internal codes of conduct and transparency

“ETCO is confident that companies can disseminate the concept that the development and implementation of codes of ethics are capable of preventing misconduct that erodes the business environment” analyzes Heloisa Ribeiro, executive editor of ETCO.

Any corporation, regardless of size and field of activity, can apply to join Pró-Ética. Membership is voluntary. Registration must be made on the Controllership website between May 7 and July 31. Applications will be evaluated by a management committee, chaired alternately by CGU and the Ethos Institute, and composed of eight more institutions from the public and private sectors recognized in the business community.

All evaluated companies will receive a report with detailed analysis of the integrity measures. Thus, even if the company is not yet able to be included in Pró-Ética's annual list, it can take advantage of the initiative to improve the integrity program. Details on the evaluation and the functioning of the register can be consulted in the Regulation.

 

How the assessment is made

First, the company fills out an electronic form, showing interest, on the CGU website. Then, the system access password is sent, where the profile analysis and the evaluation questionnaire for completion are available.

The responses to the profile analysis are declaratory, without the need for documentary evidence, and provide for the area of ​​operation, structure, relationship with the Public Administration. The questionnaire, made with open questions, addresses six areas: commitment from top management and commitment to ethics; policies and procedures; communication and training; reporting and remediation channels; risk analysis and monitoring and transparency and accountability in political and social financing.

For each question, there is a score. The company must send supporting documents for each response, which will be evaluated by the management committee. The corporation that reaches a score equal to or above 70 points and, cumulatively, reaches a minimum of 40% in all areas of the questionnaire will be able to compose the Pro-Ethics list for that year. After approval, the company signs a commitment to ethics and integrity and becomes a Pro-Ethics company.

 

Pro-Ethics 2015

Registration period: from May 7 to July 31

Information and registration: www.cgu.gov.br