Enel Américas becomes the first multinational in South America to certify its Anti-bribery Management System.

Published on Friday, 1 February 2019


·         The Company obtained ISO37001 certification, an international standard that recognizes the existence of an effective anti-bribery management system. 

Santiago, February 01, 2019.  With the aim of promoting and consolidating an ethical and transparent culture within the company, Enel Américas has obtained ISO 37001 certification, an international standard that recognizes that companies have a solid anti-bribery management system in place. In this way, Enel Américas is the first multinational in South America to obtain such certification.

 "This certificate is a guarantee of the company’s transparency and management in line with the best anti-bribery practices. Obviously, it is proof that Enel Americas’ procedures follow very high international standards, which lead to a virtuous dynamic within the company and that is key for a growing business," said Maurizio Bezzeccheri, Enel Americas’ CEO.

The evaluation and certification of the ISO 37001 standard was carried out by the RINA certifier, who performed the verification process of the standard for Enel Americas between October and December 2018. This consisted in a rigorous analysis of the company’s main activities and the employees from all areas were interviewed for this purpose.

"The Enel Group has been working proactively for many years to design, implement, and maintain a compliance system that is inspired by the best international practices. Obtaining this certificate places us in a leading position in the region in the management system for the prevention of all crimes related to corruption, which is also a challenge since we have to maintain our standards very high," explained Raffaele Cutrignelli, Enel Américas’ audit manager.

The ISO 37001 standard aims to prevent bribery and promote an ethical, transparent, open, and compliant culture within companies. The standard ensures the implementation of an anti-bribery management system to all interested parties: owners, investors, suppliers, and business partners. It generates greater confidence in the market, upholds the value of the brand, increases the value of the shares, and is part of the sustainability indicators.

This standard requires companies to implement a series of measures such as the adoption of anti-bribery policies through the leadership and commitment of top management, training of personnel in this area, periodic assessments of bribery risks, and due diligence in projects and business relations.