KYIV. Oct 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Some 42 Ukrainian and international companies have joined the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC), Business Ombudsman of Ukraine Algirdas Semeta said at a roundtable last week.
Companies from 28 cities of Ukraine joined the network. The largest number of representatives of business society is from Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa, Inspector of the Business Ombudsman Council (BOC) Tetiana Kheruvimova said.
“Three more applications are being considered. We expect that by the end of the year over 100 companies would join us,” she said.
Member of the executive committee of UNIC Pavlo Verkhniansky said that the companies were checked if their public information about them is true.
“I can confirm [that during the check] several companies were red-labeled. Some of them submitted explanations later and cleared up the situation,” Semeta said.
As reported, the Business Ombudsman Council, with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) presented the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC), a new initiative for businesses that want to work transparently.