NanoGUNE has developed and implemented a Criminal Risk Prevention Program to promote an institutional and corporate culture of compliance (Corporate Compliance), aiming to achieve orderly and responsible management as activities are undertaken at nanoGUNE, as well as striving for a culture of integrity, honesty, transparency, and respect for ethical standards and rules.
Likewise, nanoGUNE intends to show its absolute rejection of any irregular behavior in the development of its activities, mainly those conducts that by their nature may constitute a potential crime, whose prevention is the Program's primary objective.
Therefore, this Program is made up of different documents which are all framed under nanoGUNE's Corporate Compliance efforts. Via this website, we make both the nanoGUNE Code of Ethics and the Whistleblower Channel available to any third party who is interested in these elements.
The nanoGUNE Ethics Code is a starting point to show our commitment to compliance with legal regulations, integrity, and transparency as we undertake our activities.
- Ethics Code [Download PDF].
NanoGUNE makes a Whistleblower Channel available to all staff members and related third parties so that they can report any possible suspicious behavior that could potentially be criminal or illegal in nature.
This channel is based on the principles of good faith and a commitment to the fact that retaliation will not be sought, as well as a commitment to confidentiality, to the right to preservation of one's reputation, to the right to be considered innocent until proven otherwise, and to the right to a fair chance to present a defense. NanoGUNE guarantees –at all times– the confidential, independent, and objective processing of any correspondence received through the Whistleblower Channel in accordance with the guidelines on Data Protection and Information Security.
Any reports received must have, at minimum, the items listed in the report template:
- Report template in word format [Download ".doc" document]
Once a report has been completed and signed, it must be sent to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to the CIC nanoGUNE registered address, to the attention of the General Director.
Avenida de Tolosa 76
E20018 Donostia / San Sebastian
Basic information on data protection
|Data controller||ASOCIACIÓN CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN COOPERATIVA EN NANOCIENCIAS – CIC nanoGUNE|
|Purpose||To manage your complaint and, if applicable, carry out the corresponding investigation.|
|Rights||You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, oppose their processing, access, rectify and erase the data, in addition to other rights, by writing to CIC nanoGUNE via post or to the email address email@example.com.|
|By sending a report to the aforementioned mailboxes, either by email or by postal mail, you consent to the processing of your data in the indicated terms and expressly and unreservedly accept the Conditions of Use|
Since its foundation in 2006, nanoGUNE has obtained an important amount of competitive funding from the local Governments, Industry, and the European Union.