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Ethics, Integrity and Compliance
SENER Group’s Compliance System is founded on the commitment to ethical behavior, integrity and excellence in compliance with the law, an essential part of our corporate culture and good corporate governance. The objective is to ensure that business practices comply with current legislation and ethical principles, and to prevent any irregular conduct or activity by SENER staff in the exercise of their professional activity.
The Code of Conduct includes the values, standards and principles that guide our ethical behavior in the development of our activity and our social commitment.
For over 60 years, SENER has developed a corporate culture based on solid corporate values. The Compliance Policy document contains the keys to the configuration, organization and main components of the Group’s Compliance System.
It is a system designed to manage compliance with external legislation and the company’s internal standards alike. These standards are integrated into all the Group’s business and support processes.
At SENER, we are committed to preventing corruption and to contribute to the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 approved by the United Nations:
Foster peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, facilitate access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Each and every one of us at SENER must show exemplary ethical behavior, and this is reflected in the SENER Group’s Anti-Corruption Policy, which sets out our principle of zero tolerance when it comes to any form of corruption.
There is no place for offering, giving or accepting benefits that may be understood as bribes. Mandatory guidelines for directors, managers, executives, professionals and collaborators of the Group, in all subsidiaries and international subsidiaries.
Commitment to good practices, transparency and ethics is in our DNA, as well as to ensuring that the Group’s companies and the people who work in them comply with the law and with their duties of vigilance. We strive to foresee any changes in the Criminal Code, so that we can quickly align ourselves with changes in the law.
This is the reason why we drew up our Model for the Prevention and Detection of Criminal Offenses before Organic Law 1/2015 of March 30, 2015 came into force in Spain.
This law, which reforms the Criminal Code, makes it possible to hold managers and directors criminally liable in certain cases. In other words, if, due to a lack of control and vigilance, they are unable to prevent criminal offenses from being committed within the company, they may be held criminally liable
The Prevention Model is in addition to our Code of Conduct, Compliance Policy, Anti-Corruption Policy and Ethics Line as a tool to achieve a common goal: to be a model for good conduct.
To help ensure compliance with our Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Policy, we provide employees, suppliers, clients and partners with the SENER Ethics Hotline. A communication channel through which to anonymously and confidentially report activities and potentially irregular conduct that could violate the values and principles set out in the Code of Conduct or that may result in a criminal offense.
All inquiries and situations received through the Ethics Hotline are analyzed by SENER Group’s Criminal Compliance Body with a view to correctly handling them. A detailed best practice-based protocol allows us to quickly provide an appropriate response, with rigor and the utmost confidentiality.