Chancela recognizes the effectiveness of changes to the Company's Integrity System
BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, has won the ISO 37.001 anti-bribery management system certification. With an independent external audit carried out by Lloyd's Register, the recognition proves our continuous learning and efficiency in our action plans to prevent and combat practices related to bribery and corruption.
The certification - based on the standards of the International Standardization Organization (ISO), an independent and non-governmental entity based in Switzerland - is internationally recognized and emphasizes that the Company meets technical requirements, has effective policies, procedures and controls to prevent, prevent and combat bribery practices, promoting an ethical and healthy environment, in addition to highlighting BRF's commitment to issues such as integrity and transparency.
“Obtaining this recognition is very important for us, as it proves that we are on the right path and that we have effective mechanisms and procedures to ensure the best practices in corporate governance.”, says Reynaldo Goto, BRF's Compliance director. “Integrity is part of our essence. We reinforce initiatives that help fight corruption on a daily basis and learning is continuous. We carry out actions that help to prevent acts of corruption and bribery throughout our living, long and complex chain. ”, highlights Goto.
The number of interviews to obtain ISO 37001 increased from 150, following all safety protocols, for 5 months, with more than 500 Company executives from different levels, from the field to the factories, to verify the adherence and effectiveness of the policies and company procedures. The result was a positive signal regarding the scope of the BRF system, which has over 20 governance policies that permeate the organization as a whole, which makes management throughout the value chain more effective and assertive, bringing greater confidence and competitive advantage to the business and helping to continuously promote the company's culture of ethics and transparency.
Among BRF's compliance initiatives decisive for the recognition are the training of 100% of the employees on the Transparency Manual, online training that exceeds 16 thousand hours, more than 4 thousand reputational analyses carried out in 2020 alone, and the consolidation of the Integrity Ambassadors program, which has more than 200 multipliers in all BRF units. The certification is valid for one year in the national territory.
One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF is present in more than 130 countries and owns iconic brands such as Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy. Its purpose is to offer quality food that is increasingly tasty and practical, to people all over the world, through the sustainable management of a long, complex and living chain, which provides a better life for everyone, from the field to the table. Based on fundamental safety, quality and integrity commitments, the Company bases its strategy on a long-term vision and aims to generate value for its more than 90 thousand employees worldwide, more than 260 thousand customers and approximately 10 thousand integrated in Brazil, all its shareholders and society.