Atea A/S (Denmark) is the first organization in Denmark to attain the highest international anti-bribery certification, ISO 37001 – Anti-bribery management systems.
To attain the certification, Atea Denmark has worked structured and continuously with anti-bribery processes and policies for the past 2,5 years.
The comprehensive self-cleaning process includes a risk assessment of where and when the company is at risk of failure and non-compliance with legislation, procedures, business practices, guidelines and policies. Furthermore, Atea Denmark has in detail mapped current business processes, procedures and culture related to sales to both public and private sector.
The anti-bribery work was initiated in the summer 2015 after the alleged involvement in extensive bribery of former Atea Denmark employees. The case is currently being treated by the court.
“Since 2015 we have conducted an extensive self-cleaning process. We have worked on expanding and developing our compliance program with the intent to protect Atea Denmark to the best of our ability against future bribery, corruption and other types of unethical business behavior. It has been important for us to show and to prove to the outside world and especially customers and partners that what happened in Atea Denmark in 2014 and before only represents the past. Now we are proud of having achieved the ISO 37001 certification. It's an official seal of approval of us being the first in the industry to work actively and systematically to prevent corruption and bribery," says Managing Director of Atea Denmark, Morten Felding.
Atea Denmark has completed a three-day audit conducted by the acclaimed and world leading agency within testing, inspection and certification, Bureau Veritas.