Internal Controls and Compliance

GRI 102-16, 205-1

The commitment to ethics and integrity is present in all OdontoPrev’s activities. The Anti-corruption and other Illegal Acts Program, launched in March 2015, expresses the conduct expected from Management, employees, and suppliers concerning the prevention and repression of acts or omissions to characterize corruption and/or illegal acts. All employees and the senior management are notified and receive training on OdontoPrev’s anti-corruption procedures.

OdontoPrev’s corporate governance recorded relevant achievements in 2019, especially due to the setup of the Compliance area, the nomination of the Compliance Officer and the approval of the Compliance Program, as resolved by the Board of Directors. This Program aims at maintaining, improving, and disseminating good corporate governance practices, besides updating compliance and anti-corruption-related codes and policies.

Supported by external legal counsels, the efforts endeavored in 2019 focused on a compliance risk evaluation that resulted in a risk matrix. In 2020, this work will aim at devising action plans to mitigate these risks.

The Company has its Code of Ethical Conduct and its Anti-corruption and Other Illegal Acts Policy, disseminated to all employees. The Compliance Program provides for the review of the Code of Ethical Conduct and the approval of the Governance, Risks, and Compliance Policy (GRC).

Ethics & Transparency

GRI 205-2

To ensure the best corporate governance practices, besides maintaining the business in compliance with prevailing laws, OdontoPrev has its Code of Ethical Conduct – a practical, personal and professional guide to be adopted by all OdontoPrev Group’s managers, employees, partners and suppliers. The Code is presented during new employees’ integration and is available on the Intranet and the Investor Relations website. Partners and suppliers also adopt the Code of Ethics and Conduct in the contractual instruments maintained with the Company.

Complaints on behavior to infringe the rules of conduct may be personally addressed to the Internal Audit, via letter, e-mail, or the Whistleblowing Channel, available on OdontoPrev portal. Suspicious cases are submitted to the analysis of the Assessment and Ethics Committee, and monthly reported to the Chief Executive Officer, and half-yearly to the Audit Committee. Complaints are verified by Audit Area and valid cases are forwarded to the Assessment and Ethics Committee which will resolve on corrective and punishment actions to be applied to those involved. In 2019, 34 suspected cases were reported via the Whistleblowing Channel and 30 of them were submitted to the analysis of the Assessment and Ethics Committee. Out of this amount, 14 of them were considered valid.

OdontoPrev is non-partisan and respects the political opinion of its employees and suppliers. The Company neither finances nor supports any political campaigns, candidates, and parties.

Ethics training courses

OdontoPrev’s new employees receive the Code of Ethical Conduct and shall sign a statement, through which they affirm they are aware of guidelines. In 2019, the Company launched an Ethical Conduct training course mandatory to all employees. This course focused on ethical behavior, became available at OdontoPrev University. At the end of the course, the professional must answer multiple-choice questions, for us to verify whether the content was correctly understood.

Besides online training, the Company has an annual schedule to disseminate the Compliance Program. This initiative began in 2019 and envisaged OdontoPrev’s senior management. In 2020, the Program will be disseminated to all employees.

Balões de depoimentos


The support we receive from OdontoPrev is very important for our institution, as it qualifies the social protection we offer to our employees, their dependents and institution’s users, without its support, it would be difficult to guarantee their right to dental health.

Crislaine Lima, Socio-Educational Program Coordinator, Gol de Letra Foundation

OdontoPrev has been a partner of the Ronald McDonald Institute, since the foundation of this Institute in 1999 and has been contributing to transform the lives of thousands of children and adolescents with cancer in Brazil. With a 21-year history, the Institute already supported 1,500 projects of 100 institutions throughout the country, qualifying 26,000 health professionals in the early diagnosis of cancer.

Francisco Neves, Founder, and Superintendent of Ronald McDonald Institute

Over 500 people are benefited from OdontoPrev’s dental plans in its partnership with Tide Setubal Foundation. Taking into account that we assist socially vulnerable people, perhaps some of them never experienced something like that, as they made other choices in life.

Thiago Cassimiro, Tide Setubal Foundation’s Project Assistant, talking about the donation of dental plans in the “Black Friday do Bem” campaign.

Since I was a child, I had contact with Dentistry, my uncle was a dentist. I loved to see him working. Today, I am proud to be a dentist, strong-willed to serve patients. OdontoPrev not only takes care of the patient, but it also takes care of services through satisfaction surveys, which check service provided by the dentist, thus, everyone wins, patients, and dentists.

Rodrigo Villagra, OdontoPrev’s accredited dentist

I can see a digital future in dentistry and OdontoPrev’s competitive advantage is innovation and agility. The company offers a loyalty program to dentists, which allows accumulating points that I can exchange with dental materials.

Priscilla Ronchetti, OdontoPrev’s accredited dentist

We have been maintaining a long-standing partnership with OdontoPrev, approximately 15 years. OdontoPrev knows our routine and our demands concerning quality. We realize how OdontoPrev has been changing over the years, pursuing new technologies, improving its website and platform. This makes us look at our partnership in the long run.

Luciana Ezequiel, DHL’s HR Officer

The Young Entrepreneurs Program allowed me to grow as a professional and as a person, made me rediscover myself as a marketing professional and grow more and more. Every day I feel I contribute to the Company’s evolution and I have the opportunity of taking part in strategic projects.

Victoria Carnieri, OdontoPrev’s Marketing

I was well-received, with kindness and without discrimination. All the opportunities I receive at the company are fairly offered to me. OdontoPrev’s opportunities are offered to anyone pursuing professional and personal growth.

Paulo Ferreira, OdontoPrev’s Sustainability assistant

OdontoPrev’s Trainee Program offers lots of labor market opportunities, it includes trainees in different projects that contribute to his/her personal and professional development and presents adverse corporate scenarios for professional growth.

Mariana Lupianhas, OdontoPrev’s internship

I feel challenged by strategic projects I receive and I feel responsible for sustaining the company as a leader in the market. My 30-year experience in OdontoPrev makes me feel comfortable to innovate. OdontoPrev combines the strength of a publicly-held company and its capacity and desire for innovation. The employee is stimulated to devise new solutions at all hierarchical levels and play a leading role.

Diego Lyra, OdontoPrev’s Controller

OdontoPrev changed my life and received me with open arms. I am a disabled person, due to a traffic accident occurred 21 years ago. Every environment is prepared to receive any type of disability and fully accessible. The Company allowed me to develop myself intellectually and take up courses to improve my work.

Raquel Naressi, OdontoPrev’s Clinical Audit Supervisor