On Monday 15 July, Saur was awarded ISO 37001 certification for its implementation of an anti-corruption management system. This makes Saur - a company dedicated to water service provision - the first French water industry stakeholder to be certified compliant with this standard, and only the seventh company in France.
In addition to ensuring full compliance with the French Sapin II legislation that tightened anti-corruption measures nationally, Saur took the decision in 2018 to embark on a process leading to ISO 37001 certification; the only internationally recognised standard currently in place.
The award of this certification recognises the robustness of the systems implemented by the company, and further strengthens its ambition to conduct its business transactions in accordance with the best international standards of business ethics.
These systems apply to all Saur stakeholders, and will be assessed annually by the certification body ETHIC Intelligence to ensure the long-term implementation and effectiveness of the Group’s anti-corruption system.
Louis-Roch Burgard, Executive Chairman of Saur: “Today, the value of companies is also measured by their commitments. The Saur commitment to combating all forms of corruption is total and uncompromising, so we see the award of ISO 37001 international certification as a considerable strength in terms of our future growth”.
As a longstanding water services leader, SAUR serves local authorities and industrial companies in the successful implementation of development projects in water supply and treatment, environmental services (engineering, infrastructure services). SAUR worldwide: presence Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Spain, Poland and Colombia. 2018 key figures: EUR 1.36 billion Group net revenue, 7,000 local authorities contracted, 9,000 employees and 12 million consumers in France and worldwide. For more information, visit www.saur.com