Anti-corruption and Security
In 2017, by the decision of the KMG Management Board, the “Rules for conducting anti-corruption monitoring and internal analysis of corruption risks” (hereinafter in this section – Rules) and “Anticorruption Standard” were approved and implemented.
In accordance with the Rules, a system analysis of corruption risks in a Group of companies is carried out on a quarterly basis, the activities of structural units of KMG and its subsidiary dependent entities (hereinafter referred to as SDEs) on anti-corruption and compliance with anti-corruption legislation are studied and evaluated.
Publications in the mass media, circulation of individuals and legal entities, including through information systems of trust organized around the clock in KMG and in most SDEs, are also sources of information for conducting anti-corruption monitoring.
Today, KMG employees and every citizen can apply via e-mail or to the telephone line of trust about the legitimacy of actions of any employee, contractor or other persons whose activities are related to KMG.
The telephone number and email of the trust line are posted on the corporate site of KMG in the state, Russian and English languages. Similar information is available on the websites of SDEs.
So, last year, the information system of trust of KMG received more than 60 reports and statements about various violations in the group of the company. More than half of them concerned the quality of service provided by the personnel of the filling stations operating under the trademark of KazMunayGaz Onimderi LLP.
In addition, 7 complaints and applications on procurement of goods, works and services were considered.
All the appeals have been carried out corresponding checks, which resulted in measures taken to restore the violated rights of the applicants, as well as clarifications on the procedure for their resolution in accordance with the procedure established by law.
At the same time, there were no violations of the deadlines or unreasonable refusals to consider appeals.
Examination of over 90 internal documents, and more than 110 contracts for procurement. More than 435 employees and candidates for vacant positions were checked for involvement in corruption and other offenses in accordance with the Rules of Competitive Selection for Vacant Administrative Positions and Staff Adaptation approved by the decision of the KMG Management Board in 2016.
Along with this, for prevention purposes, in September 2017 an expanded general corporate event was organized in the form of a thematic meeting with representatives of the Agency for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption Affairs, as well as the Nur Otan Party.
Similar meetings and trainings on anti-corruption issues were held in almost all SDEs. 39.4 % of employees received training in anti-corruption.
100 % of employees and managers, including SDEs, were acquainted with anti-corruption policies and procedures.
As part of the prevention, on the information monitors in the administrative building of KMG, the promotional videos prepared on the initiative of the CSD are regularly broadcast on liability for corruption offenses in the state, Russian and English languages.
According to the data submitted by SDEs in 2017, 100 % of suppliers of goods, works and services were notified to the group of anti-corruption policy and anti-corruption methods, whereas in 2016 this indicator did not exceed 55 % of counterparties. This was made possible through the inclusion in the standard contracts for the procurement of goods, works and services of KMG and SDEs of the anti-corruption section, as well as the obligations of KMG and SDEs as customers to familiarize prospective suppliers with the anti-corruption policy of the company group when concluding contracts.
In 2017, there were 85 companies audited to assess the risks associated with corruption and respect for workers’ rights, whereas in 2016 only 38 companies were covered by such inspections. At the same time, there was not a single case of corruption manifestations, the facts of discrimination based on national, gender, religious beliefs and political views. The facts of using forced and compulsory labor, as well as legal proceedings and criminal prosecutions in connection with corruption and other violations were not allowed. Cases of abuse of authority by employees of corporate security units of the company’s group are not established.
21.2 % of security personnel were trained in policies and procedures for aspects of human rights.
We note that all the measures taken to prevent corruption and other illegal manifestations are systemic and strictly comply with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and internal documents of KMG.
100 % of companies where human rights assessments were conducted, 25 hours of training were conducted on human rights issues.
During the reporting period, human rights compliance included 89 investment agreements and contracts.