On November 4, Veon Georgia held its first ever Compliance Fest – a one-day event jointly organized by the Ethics & Compliance and People & Organization functions. The event brought together employees of Veon Georgia from various functions, top managements of Veon Georgia and the VEON Group. The main aim of the event was to sum up a year of work, and to celebrate Veon Georgia’s success in observing the highest standards of Ethics and Compliance in business and living by those values while fulfilling its responsibility as a company.
As Ethics and Compliance are an integral part of the way Veon Georgia does its business, they are also reflected in the values that company stands for. This is why the event aimed to observe both the ethical standards and the company culture. The event became a way to cement the work carried out by Compliance and Ethics function and the company as a whole.
Veon Georgia employees attending the Festival had a chance to participate in activities and games in connection with Ethics & Compliance policies and procedures and company values, to attend a presentation by the local Ethics & Compliance function summing up the achievements, areas of improvement and future goals, and to hear from both Veon Georgia and VEON Group top management.
At an awards ceremony, which was one of the highlights of the event, the company recognized employees who have excelled at observing Ethics & Compliance standards, as well as employees who have been acting as role models for each of the company values. Covid-19 regulations were strictly observed at the event, with organizing staff and attendees all being fully vaccinated. The company is looking forward to holding the event annually.
“It is a signature event we are attending here today – a Compliance Festival, showing how important the principles, ethics, integrity, and code of conduct are to achieve success and to do so in a way to be proud of,” said Kaan Terzioglu, Group Chief Executive Officer of VEON.
“Today, Veon Georgia held its first Compliance, Ethics and Culture Festival. This event is a celebration of the way we live, the way we do business, and the values that are an integral part of our everyday work. In addition to following the highest ethical principles within the company, we are working with our business partners and suppliers in the same way – with responsibility, integrity and ethics in mind,” said Lasha Tabidze, Veon Georgia CEO.