This Compliance Manual establishes the organisation, prevention, management and control model for criminal risks in the AZKOYEN GROUP.
In light of the regulatory changes in criminal matters, and in line with its culture of ethics and compliance, AZKOYEN has developed a compliance plan for the prevention crimes and has compiled existing the procedures and controls for the effective prevention and mitigation of this risks, especially criminal risks, culminating in the creation of the Compliance Model.
For this reason, in preparing this Manual, a detailed analysis has been carried out of the criminal risks that may arise in the different areas of AZKOYEN, taking into account on the one hand the existing policies and controls, and on the other the sensitivity to criminal risks detected in the specific processes, depending on AZKOYEN’s sector and the activities.
Azkoyen Group declares its absolute rejection of any type of practice related to committing criminal acts, especially with regard to corruption. For this reason, and in accordance with the principles laid down in its Code of Conduct and in its Compliance Model, the Group will complying with all anti-corruption laws, strictly prohibiting all forms of active or passive corruption in Azkoyen, without distinction of origin, destination, amount, etc., even where these illicit acts could benefit the Group.
Therefore, all Group executives and employees must comply with the Code of Conduct and the approved business policies, which establish that no corruption practice should or may be committed under any circumstances, as a means to obtain personal benefits or any advantageous treatment for Azkoyen. It is therefore a pivotal duty on all the members of the Group to comply with the standards and guidelines contained in the Anti-Corruption System as laid down in this document. Failure to comply with these provisions may result in appropriate employment, civil or potential criminal charges.
This document describes the fundamental elements of the Azkoyen Anti-Corruption System (hereinafter, the “System”), its close relationship and adherence to both (i) the Compliance Model developed in Azkoyen, and (ii) existing regulatory standards in this area (in particular ISO 37001 on Anti-Corruption Management Systems i.e.).
This is because anti-corruption models or policies are an important foundation of the compliance policy implemented in the Group. Ultimately, the anti-bribery policy and the support for the management system help the organisation to avoid the costs, risks and harm of engaging in corruption, while improving and consolidating its reputation and corporate ethics.
The growing importance of the implementation of compliance systems in the Group, together with a consolidated international awareness against corruption, has led the Group to create this Anti-Corruption System which defines the key points to achieve adequate prevention of this type of risk in its business activity.