Ethics and Anti-Corruption Activities
The Company strictly observes human rights in its activities. Gazprom Neft does not permit any discrimination based on nationality, gender, origin, age and other grounds, recognises the right of workers to form public associations and organisations to protect their rights and interests, and guarantees respect for the rights of indigenous peoples when organising production operations in areas where they reside. The Company ensures the observance of these and other human rights through its risk management system, environmental, production and social management systems, and communications system with internal and external auditors.
Gazprom Neft has approved an Anti-Corruption and Anti-Fraud Policy based on Russian legislation, the Code of Corporate Governance and other internal regulatory acts. Measures to identify and prevent corruption and fraud risks have been included in the Company’s risk management system.
The Company has a hotline that it uses as a system to collect and process information about fraudulent actions, administrative violations and violations of industrial safety. The goal of the hotline is to provide any individual with an opportunity to report violations at Gazprom as well as its subsidiaries. All the reports received are processed with the highest level of confidentiality. The information is verified in compliance with the requirements for objectivity and independence by individuals who are not parties to the proceedings in question.
In order to prevent cases of corruption and fraud, Gazprom Neft is committed to developing and utilising advanced tools and practices in this area. In 2015, the Company began work to eliminate the risk of a separation of duties (SoD) among users of the IT system. This work involves forming new role models that eliminate SoD risks as well as the introduction of a specialised IT solution that allows for effectively managing SoD risks during the stage when access is provided to users.