Patria well-ranked in Anti-Corruption study by Transparency International
Transparency International Defence & Security has published the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index (DCI) 2020 results, according to which Patria was ranked in the second-highest category B. Based on public information, the companies were evaluated on a scale of A–F, with A being the best.
Patria has been cooperating with Transparency International during the different phases of the survey and appreciates the work they do in promoting transparency and anti-corruption measures.
“We are pleased with the result - Patria achieved its goal. We are a responsible operator in the defence sector developing systematically the various areas of Corporate Social Responsibility. Our principal focus has been on highlighting transparency, importance of ethical operating methods and anti-bribery measures. Our entire personnel participate in regular online trainings and we have also promoted ethical operation in our subcontracting chain. Corporate Social Responsibility is a broad field that requires continuous development in all sectors. Our operating environment is constantly changing, which requires active and continuous CSR development work,” says Patria's President and CEO Esa Rautalinko.
The DCI sets standards for transparency, accountability and anti-corruption programmes in the defence sector. Transparency analysed what companies are publicly committing to in terms of their openness, policies and procedures. The DCI 2020 assessed 134 of the world’s leading defence companies across 38 countries.
Link to the study: https://ti-defence.org/dci/
Birgitta Selonen, Chief Communications Officer, Patria, tel. +358 40 869 2043, [email protected]
Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.