Anti-fraud and anti-corruption policies and procedures
In 2014, the Company adopted an Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy that serves as the fundamental internal regulatory document of the Company and its subsidiaries in combatting corruption.
The Policy defines the concept of fraud and other anti-fraud terminology and stipulates that the Company’s senior management must institute unified ethical standards to reject corruption in all its forms and manifestations. The Policy specifies the methods and procedures employed by the Company to combat fraud and corruption, in particular the Company’s hotline, internal investigations and prosecution for instances when fraud is committed.
The Policy separately describes the risks of corruption that are typical for companies workingin the oil production and refining industries. The Policy contains a section that sets forth the fundamental principles for implementing the Company’s business processes that are mostsusceptible to fraud risks, specifically: interaction with officials, the receiving and giving of gifts,entertainment expenses, charitable and sponsorship activities and financial relations with third parties.
The Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Policy requires the Company’s employees to be trained in the principles of rejecting fraud and the foundations of applicable law. The Company’s Deputy CEO for Security and Head of the Internal Audit Department periodically report to Company management on anti-fraud and anticorruption matters.