Atea Denmark, a supplier of IT infrastructure and system integration in the Nordic and Baltic regions with 6,900 employees, has become 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 in a structured and continuous manner for over two years to enhance and document its anti-bribery systems. This has included an evaluation of when the company is at risk of non-compliance with legislation, internal policies and guidelines. Furthermore, Atea Denmark has detailed its business processes, procedures and work culture related to sales to both the public and private sectors.
The anti-bribery work was initiated in the summer of 2015 after allegations that former Atea Denmark employees were involved in bribery. The case is currently being handled by the court.
“Since 2015, we have conducted an extensive self-cleaning process under EU legislation, and have enhanced our compliance programs to prevent bribery, corruption and other forms of unethical business behavior,” said Morten Felding, managing director of Atea Denmark. “Now we are proud of being the first organization in Denmark to have attained the ISO 37001 anti-bribery systems certification. With this certification, we aim to demonstrate to all of our company’s stakeholders, including customers and partners, our commitment and internal practices toward the prevention of bribery.”
To attain the ISO 37001 certification, Atea Denmark has completed an audit conducted by Bureau Veritas Certification.