The Capital Group (hereinafter referred to as the "CG") UNIPETROL is governed by the highest principles of ethical conduct.
Our objective is to ensure fair and transparent business model for the UNIPETROL CG, guaranteeing confidence, safety, free competition and value to all interested parties entering into a commercial or other relationship with companies of the UNIPETROL Group.
In our day-to-day responsibilities, we comply with the UNIPETROL Group's values and standards and do not tolerate corrupt practices involving abuse of positions or functions in order to achieve inappropriate financial or personal benefits; we actively build and verify awareness of ethical attitudes and corruption risks among our employees and counterparties, being bound by the rules following from the international, national and internal legislation. We responsibly identify and manage the risks associated with fraud and corrupt practices. We transmit any detected cases of corrupt conduct with full responsibility to the authorities active in criminal proceedings. We assess any corruption risks and prevent any such in each step of implementation of our business activities.
THE INTERNAL ANTI-CORRUPTION PROGRAMME WAS APPROVED WITHIN THE UNIPETROL GROUP on the day of 1. NOVEMBER 2019
Corruption inhibits economic development, undermines free competition, increases business costs, reduces safety and quality of products and services, which can endanger the interests and damage the image of every trader.
Corruption and its abuse entail criminal liability and consequences for the society as a whole.
Tolerance of corrupt practices hinders business, reduces the ability to promote services and products, can prevent public procurement, and exposes the company to high financial sanctions.
The internal anti-corruption programme of UNIPETROL CG reflects the best international practices in preventing, detecting and responding to corruption, identifying technological, financial and image risks associated with corruption and other acts that may harm the economic interests of UNIPETROL CG.
An effective fight against corruption requires the introduction of systemic solutions based on analysis of the information available within the organisation and any external sources.
Implementation of the anti-corruption policy of the UNIPETROL CG improves safety in relationships with business partners of the company and strengthens the communication within the organisation.
The anti-corruption policy is the formal basis for the implementation of the anti-corruption system within the UNIPETROL CG, governing the relationships of employees and representatives of companies of the UNIPETROL CG, with business partners, clients and public administration representatives.
The anti-corruption system is implemented and centrally managed within the UNIPETROL CG companies by the relevant section, which uses for this activity a set of measures, forms and methods of combating and detecting corruption and related fraud.
The objective of the policy is particularly:
to prevent and detect corrupt behaviour through the introduction of system solutions;
to identify risks, assess risks and to take measures for the protection of the economic interests of companies of the UNIPETROL CG;
to initiate control or audit activities to assess any events and identify responsibilities of persons suspected of corruption, including employees and representatives of the UNIPETROL CG companies, who may be neglecting the implementation and application of the anti-corruption rules;
implement and enforce the rules of fighting corruption and anti-corruption measures;
to ensure the provision of anti-corruption measures.
The policy requires all employees and representatives of the UNIPETROL CG to respect the anti-corruption rules in all countries where the UNIPETROL CG operates.
The policy requires all of the UNIPETROL CG employees to respect the ethical and legal principles in all their activities, particularly in any financial transactions with individuals, counterparties, public institutions and non-profit sector organisations.
The personnel and representatives must not accept financial or personal advantage or promise of any such within the activities performed on behalf of the UNIPETROL CG, nor in return for acts which are not in breach of the law, nor to make the performance of such an act subject to acceptance of a financial or personal advantage.
The employees of the UNIPETROL CG companies do not provide any financial or personal advantage to any person acting publicly in connection with the performance of this function.
Nor may the personnel or representatives take any steps to induce a person acting in a public office to violate the law or to promise financial or personal advantage.
Employees and representatives must not, by relying on the influence and position in the UNIPETROL CG, or by giving the impression or assurance of another person that such influence exists, engage in activity in exchange for a financial or personal advantage or promise of personal gain.
Employees and representatives of the UNIPETROL CG shall not provide or promise to provide financial or personal benefits in exchange for mediation of an activity or trade in a state, local, international or national institution or foreign entity with public funds consisting in unlawful influencing of decisions, actions or omissions by a person acting publicly in conjunction with performance of this function.
The UNIPETROL CG personnel may not claim or receive financial or personal advantage in exchange for misuse of the powers conferred on them, or for failure to meet their obligations, which may cause material damage on the part of UNIPETROL CG in which they are employed, or which would represent unfair competition or an unacceptable advantage to a purchaser or recipient of goods or services.
The personnel of UNIPETOL CG may not obstruct or frustrate the selection process or enter into an agreement with another person acting to the detriment of UNIPETROL CG or the person or institution involved in the selection process in order to obtain a financial or other advantage. The personnel of UNIPETROL CG may not, in connection with an invitation to tender, disseminate information or conceal the essential circumstances relevant to the conclusion of a contract or enter into an agreement with another person to the detriment of UNIPETROL CG or the person or institution to which the offer is to be made.
The policy establishes an obligation within the UNIPETROL CG to create conditions for anonymous reporting of irregularities and rules for receiving and delivering of gifts in relation to the business activities of employees and representatives.
The companies under the UNIPETROL CG train their employees and representatives in respect of the anti-corruption measures stated.
UNIPETROL RPA, s.r.o. is responsible for the implementation of the anti-corruption policy within the UNIPETOL CG.