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UNE 19601 Compliance Management Certification
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UNE 19601 Compliance Management Certification

UNE 19601 Compliance Management Certification

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Good practices for compliance management, risk reduction and implementation of a culture of integrity and compliance with the Law

AENOR has been accredited by ENAC for Compliance Management Certification. The standard UNE 19601, aims to reduce exposure to legal risk and to promote a culture of integrity within organisations.

On 28 April 2023, the validity period for the certificates of Criminal Compliance issued without accreditation in accordance with UNE 19601 finishes. In order for these certificates to remain in force, they must be adapted to the new accreditation conditions. At AENOR we work with and are in contact with our customers to plan and carry out the necessary assessments in time, in order to ensure that their certificates are adapted to the needs required by the accreditation and do not lose their validity.

This standard establishes the requirements of a management system to:

  • Prevent criminal acts that may be committed by legal entities and that give rise to criminal liability.
  • Promote a culture of integrity and compliance, thus demonstrating the commitment of the organisation's leaders to the same.
  • Establishing suitable surveillance and control measures to prevent crime and significantly reduce the risk of non-compliance.
  • ​Improve management practices, help reduce risk of criminal liability and give government agencies, shareholders and investors, among other interest groups, greater security and trust guarantees.

Organic Law 1/2015 for the reform of the Penal Code considers crime prevention models as possible factors of exoneration and mitigation of the criminal liability of a legal person, as long as they fulfil a series of requirements.

This standard considers the provisions of Act 1/2015, with respect to the requirements of crime prevention models, and complements these requirements with the best international practices established under the scope of social responsibility, compliance and risk management.

External certification audits of criminal offence prevention models performed by a renowned independent expert such as AENOR are one of the most reliable, effective and transparent ways to respond to these requirements and prove that an organisation and its leaders are explicitly and publicly committed to a culture of compliance.

Sectors, brands and experience in UNE 19601 Certification

Organisations of any sector which, by their size, activity, sector, complexity, customer needs, international presence or relevance want to demonstrate their commitment to a culture of fulfilment and prevention of legal risks and of continuous improvement.

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Organisations such as MUTUA MADRILEÑA, CECABANK; ELECNOR, SAREB, TELEFÓNICA, IBERDROLA and ENDESA...... have already obtained the AENOR UNE 19601 certificate.

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