Ernst & Young, s.r.o.
Corruption is an enormous problem for the Czech economy, which is why we welcome every activity that helps address it. Ernst & Young has an interest in improving the business conditions in the Czech Republic. We support a transparent approach to the awarding of public contracts. We no longer wish to stand idly by, but rather wish to help make selection procedures more transparent in any way we can.
Magdalena Soucek, Country Managing Partner
KNORR-BREMSE Systémy pro užitková vozidla ČR, s.r.o.
Knorr Bremse is a leading international supplier of brake and steering systems for utility vehicles and supplies all major manufacturers of utility vehicles the world over. With production, sales and service locations, the Systems for Utility Vehicles division is represented in more than 30 countries around the globe.
Both sides must take part in cultivating the public procurement environment – State institutions as contracting authorities and companies as tenderers. Merely pointing out the problems and waiting for the State to deal with everything by itself is not enough. That is why we founded the Coalition for Transparent Business, which is open to all companies that share the same ethical values and want to contribute to creating a cultivated and transparent environment in public procurement and beyond.
Eduard Palíšek, CEO
Corruption in the private sector is a long-overlooked topic in Czech society. We consider the formation of a coalition and the stance taken by private subjects who openly profess ethical principles to be an important signal of the effort to break free from the deep-rooted vices of bribes, cartel agreements and unacceptable lobbying.
Štěpán Rattay, Chairman
KPMG Česká republika, s.r.o.
I consider the approved Recommendations for Public Tender Contractors a positive step forward in the current efforts to increase the transparency of the business environment in the Czech Republic. We have always acted in accordance with the KPMG code of ethics and we are prepared to fully apply the agreed upon recommendations.
Jan Žůrek, Managing Partner
Centrum andragogiky, s.r.o.
We consider ethical behaviour to be not only a goal, but the journey itself – both content and form at the same time. For this reason we are highly disappointed that we continue to encounter subjects that set their own rules on what is ethical and what isn't, with their distinction often focusing solely on the level of what is legal (although often right on the edge of the law or even just beyond it) and what isn't legal.
Marie Jírů, Company owner
Veletrhy Brno, a.s.
The level of transparency and "fairness" of public procurement achieved attests to the maturity of a country, its State administration and its business environment. We all know that the most advanced countries exhibit the lowest level of corruption and a high level of transparency in public procurement. We have an interest in a solid approach and objective evaluation of bids in public tenders. We have an interest in cultivating the business environment.
Jiří Kuliš, CEO
DC Vision, s.r.o.
After 15 years of doing business, our management consultants are respected advisors to European and global managers. Recognising international ethical standards and standards of social and ecological responsibility is a necessity for us. It is necessary for all resources, including public ones, to be used effectively, so they are not stolen by those who are less capable, or rather those who are capable of anything, who can't find a way to support themselves in free market competition in any way other than through fraud.
Ing. Libor Witassek, MBA, Managing Partner
We believe that companies should be held accountable for all products and services provided for public funds. This is just one of the reasons we are proud that Tatra is joining the Recommendations for Public Tender Contractors and has decided to implement them in its business activities.
Ronald A. Adams, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO
3M Česko, spol. s r.o.
Ethical business is one of the basic values that 3M abides by worldwide. For this reason we welcome this initiative for furthering the transparency of tenders. As representatives of a strong multinational ethical organisation, we do not intend to contribute to this initiative with a mere signature, but to continue to contribute to open and fair business practices in the Czech Republic through both our opinions and our actions.
David Vrba, Managing Director
Pittsburgh Corning CR, s.r.o.
We perceive corruption in our environment as a dangerous problem. We are glad to team up with other similarly minded subjects to influence the tightening of our legislation together, allowing for tougher punishment of corrupt behaviour and making the public procurement system more transparent.
Dr. Ing. Jiří Pecák, Managing Director
PASSERINVEST GROUP, a.s.
Increased transparency and effectiveness of public procurement should lead to the elimination of the environment for corruption. We view corruption as a serious threat that constricts the overall performance of the economy, deforms market relations and has a negative impact on the state of the national economy, the State budget deficit and the moral state of society.
Radim Passer, Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Platform for Transparent Public Procurement corresponds to our vision of doing business in an environment where price, quality, speed and other standard parameters of free enterprise are the deciding factors free of ulterior influences. I welcome the fact that this initiative was formed from below, on the part of us – providers of services for State and public administration, the size and significance of which for the Czech economy is not insignificant.
Dan Ťok, CEO
MAKRO Cash & Carry ČR s.r.o.
Makro is highly pleased to be one of the founding members of this initiative and we are convinced that this initiative will help increase transparency and ethical standards between the private sector and the specific fields of public contracts. This initiative will support the competitiveness and long-term development of the Czech Republic and will also be beneficial for the development of society.
Axel Hluchy, Managing Director