Athens, October 2016 – SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT, a global player in the field of integrated energy solutions and a member of the Olympia Group owned by Panos Germanos, participated in an anti-bribery roundtable discussion hosted by TRACE International, the world-renowned anti-bribery organization, in Athens on 16 September 2016. The discussion was led by TRACE President Alexandra Wrage, an international leader in the field of anti-bribery compliance. The event was attended by companies from across industry sectors, and SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT was represented by Tania Chadouli, Legal Affairs and Compliance Director and Dimitrios Gkoumas, Head of Compliance Office, Board of Directors Non Executive Member.
The event focused on best practices for ensuring commercial transparency, as well as developments in the field of anti-bribery compliance. The participants exchanged views on the Greek economic reality and entrepreneurship, the current legislative framework and ways to improve business ethics and promote transparency in corporate practices. Alexandra Wrage offered many specific examples concerning the implementation of relevant anti-bribery practices in Greece and SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT representatives discussed innovative tools developed by SUNLIGHT to increase commercial transparency, in addition to those from TRACE.
The participants unanimously agreed that the adoption of measures to prevent and combat bribery and corruption in Greece could prove significant in dealing with the economic crisis. Adopting training tools for executives and devoting resources to building effective compliance programs are essential as a means to this end, and TRACE will prove an invaluable support in achieving it.
“TRACE was pleased to host this roundtable event in Athens. We engaged in high-level discussions regarding the international anti-bribery landscape and steps that Greek companies can take to improve their compliance programs.” Said TRACE President Alexandra Wrage
TRACE, in support of its larger mission of increasing commercial transparency worldwide, offers its members a suite of in-person and online training to assist companies in understanding and preventing bribery. It also provides risk-based due diligence services, including TRACE certification which underscores a company’s commitment to anti-bribery compliance and transparent business practices.
SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT prides itself on its compliance program, its adherence to international anti-bribery legislation and its commitment to commercial transparency. SUNLIGHT was pleased to participate in TRACE International’s event, the first of its kind held in Athens.