Corruption is the act of giving or receiving something of value with an intent with the aim of gaining undue advantage. This may take the forms of ‘Bribes’, ‘Kick-backs’, ‘Extortion’, ‘Facilitation payment’ etc
The Orange’s Anti-corruption is based on six (6) pillars approach:
Every year, the Board, Executive Committee and Senior Managers of Orange SL reaffirm its commitment in the fight against corruption.
Tone at the Top Messages from the Executive Committee on the fight against corruption (2021)
Senior Managers Tone at the Top messages on the Fight against Corruption (2021)
Directors and Senior Managers Zero Tolerance to Corruption and Facilitation payment
ACC Commissioner's quote on corruption in Support of Orange Sierra Leone (2022)
There are different committees set up to monitor and audit compliance activities.
I. Ethics and Compliance Committee – The committee meets once every quarter to discuss on all compliance related issues and activities
II. Finance Committee – The committee meets once every week to discuss on the company’s investments
III. Risk Committee – The committee meets once every quarter
IV. Compliance Network Committee - This committee meets tri-annually to address all compliance issues at departmental level
The Head of Compliance presenting to members of the CNC
Dialogue session of CNC members
Orange Sierra Leone has identified and analyze corruption risks and has developed mitigation plans to help prevent these risks from occurring. Also, we do identify employees that are highly exposed to Corruption and provide trainings specific to their job functions as a way of helping them to mitigate corruption risks in the execution of their duties.
Due Diligence Procedure
Gift and Entertainment Policy
Whistle Blowing Policy
5. Awareness & Training
Trainings has been conducted for employees, partners, suppliers and stakeholders to ensure that they are compliant with our Anti-corruption values and that they are au fait with our Anti-corruption policies.
The CEO held a training with Directors and Senior Managers on the impact of Corruption on the Business
The CCO held a training with Managers and Asst. Managers on their role in the Fight against Corruption
The Foundation Director led a Focus Group with employees on "Conflict of Interest"
The B2B Director led a Focus Group with employees on "Whistleblowing"
The HR Director led a Focus Group with employees on "Code of Conduct"
At the start of 2022, employees shared key learnings of training received
External Training of OSL Site Landlords in BO (2022)
External training of OSL Site Landlords in Kailahun (2022)
Controls are put in place to ensure our processes and procedures are followed plus monitoring and closure of all audit points.
In 2021, Orange Sierra Leone attained Level 4 on Compliance Group ratings