Within the framework of the new regulatory requirements, Azkoyen Group is developing a series of actions leading to the effective implementation of the project in terms of Corporate Defense and on the basis of compliance or regulatory compliance.
For this reason, Azkoyen Group has anti-corruption and fraud policies and a Code of Ethics and Conduct that, through its values and basic principles, defines the behaviour guidelines that make the company a prestigious reference in all its areas of action and geographical places where it interacts.
Additionally, it has not only developed a policy in a specific way, but has also audited and adapted its internal controls, as well as reinforcing its structures to guarantee regulatory compliance. In this way, both the Audit Committee and the recently created and implemented Support Unit, aim to guarantee not only the supervision of the operation and compliance with the Group’s criminal prevention model, but also promote the ethical behaviour of the Group. employees and monitors compliance with current legislation, applicable to the Azkoyen Group‘s activities, and the internal regulations of the organization.
Acting with integrity is more than protecting the image and reputation of the company, it is also keeping a place where everyone is proud to work.
The position of leadership and the prestige and reputation of Azkoyen Group are the result of many years of effort and work of each and every one of those who make up the company. However, the truth is that the inappropriate behaviour of a single employee can damage their image and reputation at any time. For this reason, Azkoyen Group is actively working to prevent and avoid this possibility.
Thus, and among other issues, it is required that all employees and collaborators acting on behalf of and on behalf of Azkoyen Group, act following and respecting at all times (i) the current legislation, (ii) the Code of Ethics and Conduct and (iii) internal policies and procedures. The cooperation of all employees when detecting possible irregular behaviours is also of great importance in this prevention work.
In this sense, the current legislation (and especially the current Penal Code, after its reform of 2010 and 2015, and Circular 1/2016, of January 22 of the State Attorney General) reinforces the need for companies have “criminal risk prevention models”; that is, with systems and control mechanisms that allow it to prevent, detect and react to the risk of committing a crime in a company – and to its benefit – by any of its members.
And for the effectiveness of these prevention models, the so-called “Whistleblower Channel” plays a fundamental role, channel that, in line with the ethical and compliance culture existing in the Azkoyen Group, allows its members to report possible risks and breaches.
The Whistleblower Channel is aimed at all professionals (as established below) of all companies that form Azkoyen Group that have or may have knowledge of an irregularity committed by any other worker, manager or counsellor, as well as customers and suppliers.
All employees, executives, members of the Board of Directors or external collaborators of the Azkoyen Group subject to its authority who have committed any irregularity or conduct of those foreseen in the objective scope that follows, may be the object of denunciation.”