We train our employees in how to recognize conflicts of interest, bribery, fraud and other forms of corruption, and actively encourage employees to report suspected breaches of our code of conduct to the manager and/or to our whistleblowing Hotline. Employees may send their reports anonymously and any proven violation is addressed and subject to disciplinary action, including termination of employment.
We strongly encourage our staff, business partners and other stakeholders to report any wrongdoing or misconduct. The Group Ethical Hotline can be used by employees or external stakeholders to report behavior or actions that may be perceived as violations of laws and regulations, or of the Business Code of Practice.
The Hotline is administered by the Group General Counsel. If you prefer you can send your report anonymously. Proven violations are addressed and subject to disciplinary action, including termination of employment. There are no negative repercussions for an employee who reports a violation.
Atlas Copco has a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, including facilitation payments. We have a range of internal controls in place to make sure that we conduct business with the utmost integrity, from compliance with our Business Code of Practice to training and supplier evaluations. When incidents are reported, firm action is taken on any violations.
Fighting corruption is central to working with human rights and environmental impacts, since corruption can cripple the governmental bodies and processes needed to address the issues.