Four companies that are members of the Exporters and Investors Club (Acciona, Elecnor, Iberdrola and QGMI Construcciones e Infraestructuras Globales) have recently received the AENOR Anti-bribery Management System certificate in accordance with the standard UNE-ISO 37001, as part of the "Integrity and transparency in emerging markets" conference, organised by the Spanish Exporters and Investors Club and Esade.
Furthermore, three of the aforementioned companies (Acciona, Iberdrola and QGMI) have also received the AENOR certificate regarding Corporate Criminal Compliance, according to the UNE 19601.
The Anti-bribery certificate helps organisations to prevent, detect and properly manage cases of criminal conduct involving bribery, thus complying with the legislation and any other commitments assumed voluntarily. This contributes to creating a culture of integrity and transparency among organisations and to improving their reputation. This new business tool is designed to decrease the risks of an organisation's operations throughout its value chain.
On the other hand, the Criminal Compliance certificate is based on the standard UNE 19601, the national standard on best practices to prevent crime, reduce risk and promote an ethical business culture that complies with the law. Among other benefits, this certificate helps to prevent criminal offences and to reduce the risk of crime in organisations. It also demonstrates due diligence and best practices in the prevention and detection of criminal offences in organisations, which means that it can reduce or even eliminate organisations' criminal liability.
In the photograph, from left to right, Vicente Santamaría (Acciona), Fernando Fraile (Iberdrola), Antonio Bonet (chairman of the Spanish Exporters and Investors Club), Nicolás Henríquez (AENOR), Ingrid Matos (QGMI) and Ángela Pérez (Elecnor).