Radix earns a place in the Pro-Ethics 2016 list
Radix is honored to have been recognized at the 3rd Pro-Ethics Conference for its commitment to ethical business practices. Radix’s CEO, Luiz Eduardo Rubião, along with compliance manager Fábio Lopes and ethics committee member Márcio Andrade were present at the event last month in Brasilia, Brazil and accepted the Pro-Ethics tag on behalf of the organization.
The compliance program at Radix accomplished a lot of things such as becoming one of the 25 organizations in Brazil to make this list although the program was created about one year ago. According to Rubião, the 91 out of 100 points Radix obtained under this judging criteria demonstrates not only how quickly Radix’s compliance program has grown, but how deeply ethics is ingrained in the company’s culture. “At Radix we always practice compliance, but it was only last year that we decided what was already a practice in the company. We have always had the policy of raising employees’ awareness about compliance in small things that eventually reflects in major actions and negotiations,” he explains. In addition to receiving the award, Rubião was also an active participant in the conference, giving a lecture during the panel “Pro-Ethics Companies and the New Paradigm for Business.”
The overarching mission of Pro-Ethics is to encourage organizations within the public and private sector to fight against fraud and other illegal practices that fuel corruption. The Pro-Ethics Conference, an initiative of Ministry of Transparency, Supervison and Control and the Ethos Institute facilitates discussions related to this endeavor and it sponsors this award to recognize companies who champion this cause. The 2016 edition of the Pro-Ethics Company program received a record number of applicants since the program was founded six years ago (a 101% increase from the previous year). Out of the 195 companies that applied, only 74 met the administrative requirements for an in-depth evaluation and of these only 25 were awarded the Pro-Ethics Seal.