Azercell Telecom LLC, the country's leading mobile operator providing innovative digital solutions, has demonstrated its leadership position not only in telecoms sphere, but in corporate culture as well, by obtaining a certificate of compliance with ISO 37001: 2016 “Anti-bribery Management System” standards. The certification audit was conducted by the Turkish company of Denetik International Certification and Surveillance Services, accredited by ANAB (ANSI National Accreditation Board), the largest accreditation body in the United States. ISO 37001: 2016 standards specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, periodically reviewing and improving internal control systems, processes and reducing the risk of bribery in organizations in various areas of activity. Azercell, which has traditionally prioritized ethical business standards and transparency in its operations, has implemented an anti-bribery program for several years so far. The anti-bribery management system serves to prevent bribery in companies in all areas of activity, as well as to promote ethical behavior and provide training for employees. The standard also requires the application of financial and non-financial control, the establishment of communication channels for reporting corruption, investigation of violations, compliance reviews of cooperating business entities, taking measures to reduce the risk of bribery in these entities, etc.
It is worth noting that the anti-bribery management system at Azercell fully complies with the requirements of ISO 37001 standards, which was highly valued by the auditors during the review process.
Notably, ISO 37001 was released by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2016. It is considered the first and the only anti-bribery standard recognized in the world.
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The leader of the mobile communication industry, the largest taxpayer and the biggest investor of the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan “Azercell Telecom” LLC was founded in 1996. Currently, 5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Mobile operator controls 49% of market share; while its geographical coverage constitutes 99.2% (excluding the occupied territories); and population coverage 99.8%. Azercell was the pioneering mobile operator to introduce a number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, mobile internet services, 24/7 call center service (*1111), 7/7 Front Office service, Azercell Express offices, M2M services, 4G technology, mobile and online customer care services and customer services through social media, mobile e-signature service “ASAN Imza” etc. Azercell tested 5G pilot network for the first time in the country in the frame of “Bakutel 2019” exhibition. Rapidly increasing 4G network of Azercell covers nearly 60 regions of the country, including Baku and Absheron peninsula. According to the results of mobile network quality and wireless coverage mapping surveys by international systems, Azercell’s 4G network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan. Azercell is the only company in Azerbaijan and CIS region which has been awarded Gold Certificate of International “Investors in People” Standard. The mobile operator received the title of "The Telecommunication Company of the Year" among hundreds of organizations in the prestigious STEVIE 2020 competition. The company was ranked on the top in this nomination and won the Gold Award.
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