We have zero tolerance for corruption.

What we need to know

We do not tolerate bribery or improper payments or advantages of any kind

We are committed to conducting our business in an open and transparent manner

Bribery is illegal and exposes those involved and Telenor to reputational and legal risk

Bribery may take many forms including facilitation payments, kick-back schemes and the use of shell companies or hidden owners

Public officials are often subject to strict anti-corruption rules and should be treated with extra caution

Gifts and hospitality may be considered as bribery or as providing an improper advantage in certain situations

Even charitable donations or sponsorships can be seen as bribery if they are undertaken to secure a commercial advantage

Corruption in our supply chain may create significant risk for Telenor even if we are not directly involved

What is expected of all of us

We never engage in bribery or trading in influence

We never offer, give, ask for or accept an improper payment or advantage

We never make facilitation payments unless we believe that our life or health is in danger

We always report any request from any 3rd party for a bribe or facilitation payment

We never request someone else to engage in conduct that we are not allowed to engage in ourselves

We carefully select our business partners and monitor their commitment to ethical and lawful conduct

We maintain our books and records to accurately and fairly reflect our business

We exercise appropriate caution when interacting with public officials

We always speak up to our managers, the Compliance Function, or through the Integrity Hotline when we have concerns regarding corrupt conduct of our colleagues or business partners

What to look out for

If we become aware of unusual or inflated payment terms that appear to have no clear business purpose

If we suspect that a business partner is not complying with Telenor’s standards for business conduct

If we become aware of that a business partner is interacting with public officials on our behalf

If requests are made to donate to charities or sponsor organizations that may be affiliated with a public official

If we are offered or requested to provide gifts, travel, donations or lavish entertainment or to make cash payments for any reason

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