CGU promotes 4th edition of the Clean Company Law Conference

On December 6, in Brasília (DF), the Ministry of Transparency and the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU), in partnership with the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), 4th Clean Company Law Conference. The objective is to promote dialogue and exchange of experiences between the public and private sectors on topics related to the application of Law nº 12.846/2013 (also known as Anti-Corruption Law). The event is open to businessmen, civil servants, academics and other interested citizens. Registration is free and spaces are limited.

In this edition, the focus of the debates is the fight against transnational bribery and the expansion of transparency in the public-private relationship. The panels address the implementation of integrity programs, which comply with national and foreign legislation; accountability processes in multiple jurisdictions; donation of gifts and presents; regulation for the defense of interests activities; among other topics.


During the event, companies approved in the Pro-Ethics 2017, an initiative by CGU that seeks to promote a more honest, ethical and transparent corporate environment in the Brazilian business sector. This year, 375 organizations have shown interest in participating - an increase of 92% over the previous edition. After preliminary analysis, 171 met the admissibility requirements and had the respective compliance evaluated.

Pró-Ética, launched in 2010, aims to encourage companies to adopt policies and actions that reduce the risks of fraud and corruption; and to increase confidence in relations between the public and private sectors. It is a commitment to ethics, voluntarily assumed by corporations.

The award will be attended by representatives of the Management Committee, currently composed of the CGU and the following institutions: Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex Brasil); B3 SA – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão; the Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA); the National Confederation of Trade in Goods, Services and Tourism (CNC); the CNI; the Brazilian Federation of Banks (Febraban); the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC); O Brazilian Institute of Competitive Ethics (ETCO); the Institute of Independent Auditors of Brazil (Ibracon); the Ethos Institute for Business and Social Responsibility; and the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae).


  • Order date: December 6, 2017
  • Open Hours: 9 pm - 18 am
  • Location: Auditorium of the National Confederation of Industry (CNI)
  • Address: SBN, Quadra 1, Bloco I, Ed. Armando Monteiro Neto, Asa Norte - Brasília (DF)
  • Registrations:

Ministry of Transparency discloses companies approved in Pró-Ética 2016

pro-ethica-225 companies were recognized as integral to the relationship between public and private sectors

Ministry of Transparency, Inspection and Controllership-General of the Union (CGU) released, this Wednesday (16), the list of the 25 companies approved in the 2016 edition of Pro-Ethics. The companies were recognized, by relevant government and civil society bodies, as integral and ethical in their relations between the public and private sectors. The announcement was made during the 3th Clean Company Law Conference.

The winners this year are: ABB Ltda., 3M do Brasil, Alphatec SA, Banco do Brasil, Banco Santander Brasil, Electric Energy Trading Chamber (CCEE), Chiesi Farmacêutica Ltda., Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), Dudalina SA, Duratex SA, EDP Energias do Brasil, Elektro Redes SA, Enel Brasil SA, Granbio Investimentos SA, ICTS Global, Itaú Unibanco, JLL - Jones Lang LaSalle, Microsoft Informática Ltda., Natura Cosméticos SA, Neoenergia SA, Nova / SB Comunicação Ltda. , Radix Engineering and Software Development SA, Serasa Experian, Siemens Ltda. and Tecnew Informática.

Pró-Ética, a pioneering initiative in Latin America, was created in 2010 by the Ministry of Transparency in partnership with the Ethos Institute. The objective is to encourage corporations to adopt the policies and actions necessary to create a healthy environment, which reduces the risks of fraud and corruption.

Source: Ministry of Transparency

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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

Valdir Simão, Minister of CGU: companies with good compliance will take the lead
Valdir Simão, Minister of CGU: “companies with good compliance will take the lead”
Evandro Guimarães, president of ETCO, spoke about the country's moment and the valorization of integrity programs
Evandro Guimarães, president of ETCO, spoke about the country's moment and the valorization of integrity programs

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)
· Dudalina
· Duratex
· EDP Energias do Brasil
· Elektro Electricity and Services
Ernst & Young
· GranBio
· Osram do Brasil Electric Lamps
Santander Brasil
· Siemens
· SNC-Lavalin Environment
3M from Brazil