Corruption is an evil that affects everyone. Governments, citizens and companies suffer its effects on a daily basis. Besides diverting resources that would otherwise be available for better execution of public policies, corruption is also responsible for distortions that directly impact business activity, due to unfair competition, overpriced prices, or restricted business opportunities.
Fighting it, therefore, depends on the joint and continuous effort of everyone, including companies, which have an extremely important role in this context. Law 12,846/2013, of August 1st
2013, known as the Anticorruption Law or Clean Company Law, established in Brazil the objective administrative and civil liability of legal entities for the practice of harmful acts committed in their interest or benefit, against the public administration, domestic or foreign.
The adoption of correct professional behavior by all our teams and managers reflects the kind of organization we are part of in front of society. In this sense, an important instrument to support the company’s actions and decisions is the Code of Conduct. In this Code, you will find the principles that guide EP Group’s relationship with the main audiences involved in its operations – employees, managers, customers, suppliers, investors, government, competitors, community, press, and other sectors of organized civil society. They are values applicable to all EP units, regardless of region and culture, or the type of activity and position of the professionals who work there.
To this end, we encourage everyone, if you detect any kind of misconduct, to report it through our CONTACT page by selecting the “Ombudsman” option. This way, the denunciation will be totally anonymous and forwarded directly to the company’s directors and legal sector.
Thus, we want to make it even clearer what our responsibilities are and, while respecting individual differences, consolidate the collective referential of the PE we want to be: a sustainable company, built with the values of its people and increasingly prepared to contribute to the development of society as a whole.