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Eleving Group joins the Zero Tolerance Against Corruption initiative

July 6, 2022

Eleving Group has joined the initiative organized by Delna (Transparency International LATVIA) and CSR Latvia, aimed to reduce the risks of corruption in the Latvian business environment, improve business practices in disclosing information, and implement anti-corruption programs.

Along with participation in the initiative, the company is committed to promoting the principles of business transparency, as well as introducing and implementing anti-corruption policies and procedures in accordance with the guidelines of an Open business.

“This initiative is important to Eleving Group mainly for three reasons. Fair and transparent business practice has always been a fundamental part of our business since, from day one, we always aimed to be a public company and have prepared our internal procedures in alignment with that. We are also aware that we are a corporate member of society, and it is our responsibility and task to create a common understanding of the corruption problem among the society, partners, and other large businesses. In addition, this is an opportunity for us to set clear and strict internal anti-corruption standards, making our contribution to the strengthening of a sustainable and open business environment,” says Eleving Group Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Arturs Cakars.

“Despite significant work done in Latvia for more than 20 years in researching, reducing, and preventing corruption, various data and sources show that we still have room for growth. This is also confirmed by the indicators of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, where Latvia has been below the average level of European Union countries for a long time. We invite companies to join this initiative so that it becomes the missing impulse for improving the integrity and transparency of the Latvian business environment. In addition, this is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to share their experience and adopt the good practices of other companies, to promote the understanding of their employees and cooperation partners about ethical dilemmas in various situations related to business and the political process,” explains Inese Taurina, director of Delna.

Eleving Group is the sixth company that has announced its joining of the initiative implemented by Delna and CSR Latvia. Rigas Mezi, Bonava Latvija, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, SCHWENK Latvija, and State Real Estate are among the participants.