ATHENS, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — OTE Group received certification according to ISO 37001:2016 international model and attestation under ISO 19600:2014 for its Compliance Management System by the independent third-party certification institution TUV HELLAS (TUV NORD) S.A. Certifications confirm that the Group complies in its day-to-day operations with the legislation, and its own Code of Conduct and internal policies.
The Group is among the first telecommunications providers in Europe and first in Greece certified with ISO 37001:2016 (Management Systems against bribery) and ISO 19600:2014 (Compliance Management Systems), in the context of the Integrated Management System of OTE Group for the companies OTE and COSMOTE.
OTE Group’s Executive Director Compliance, Risk & Insurance, Mr. Aris Dimitriadis stated: “Our vision at OTE Group is, through technology and innovation, to create a better world for all. To accomplish that, we constantly lean on transparency, merit and trust, principles that are illustrated in the Group’s Code of Conduct. Our ISO certifications confirm that all our actions reflect our commitment to integrity and responsibility towards our clients, investors, suppliers and employees”.
The OTE Group’s Compliance Management System efficiency is contingent on the commitment and support of its people. Key elements of the System are the prevention of misconduct, achieved through employees’ training and establishment of communication channels, so that they can submit questions regarding the implementation of the Code of Conduct and company’s Policies in their daily work, as well as identification of compliance violations and the response to them.
Further, OTE Group is the first corporation in Greece having received attestation by TUV HELLAS (TUV NORD) S.A. that the companies OTE and COSMOTE implement Enterprise Risk Management System according to ISO 31000:2009 (ERM System). The certification confirms that the company has established the appropriate mechanisms to early identify and evaluate factors that can affect its success, to protect its reputation and to enhance trust of involved parties regarding effective and transparent risk management.
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TÜV HELLAS is the leading certification and inspection body in Greece, 100% subsidiary of the German TÜV NORD Group. It has been active in Greece for 30 years, providing Third Party Inspection-Certification services, for all types of enterprises, in both the private and public sector, in the fields of Technology, Quality, Security, Energy, and the Environment.
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