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20Apr

Radix participates in a brunch promoted by Alliance for Integrity

CEO, Luiz Eduardo Rubião, was present to discuss the compliance program at Radix

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This week, the Alliance for Integrity and the German Embassy in Brazil co-organized a business brunch to discuss challenges and opportunities in implementing integrity measures in businesses. An exclusive meeting with about 50 high-level representatives from the public and private sector, including Claudia Taya, Secretary of Transparency and Corruption Prevention.

The German Ambassador to Brazil, Dr. Georg Witschel, gave the welcome regards emphasizing the importance of integrity and anticorruption for to achieve economic growth while sustaining the society’s development. The Ambassador highlighted the importance of cooperation between different organizations and countries to prevent and successfully combat corruption. A good example of collective action and joint efforts is the Alliance for Integrity, mentioned by Ambassador Witschel, as it is identifying, adopting and disseminating solutions and tools to strengthen business integrity.

The Alliance for Integrity Director, Noor Naqschbandi, moderated the discussion on the challenges faced while implementing effective anti-corruption measures in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), and how to promote integrity among competitors. Two representatives from the private sector shared their experiences in implementing integrity and compliance measures in the companies.

Luiz Eduardo Rubião, Radix CEO, a medium-sized company that won the Pro-Ethics tag in 2016, addressed the challenges for SMEs for implementing integrity measures and presented solutions for companies to successfully introduce their own compliance program.

Roberta Codignoto, Compliance Director for Staples Brazil and Argentina and also a trainer for the Alliance for Integrity training program, spoke about her perception of being a DEPE instructor and how the program supports SMEs in implementing compliance measures.

Attendees discussed the common challenges the public sector faces while dealing with the private sector and how the solutions presented may apply to both. Another issue raised was how companies can develop a compliance culture within the company, and with vendors and competitors as well. The group discussed internal and external measures and it was also argued that creating fair competition is important for organizations to meet the challenges of integrity.

In his closing remarks, Noor Naqschbandi highlighted the importance of communication, whether within the organization or in interactions with suppliers or competitors.

 

Source: Alliance for Integrity