Ovzon operates in an industry where the flow of information is critical, and the communication that occurs via the compa- ny’s satellites is often highly confidential. This means that the company must have a high level of security in its systems and conduct its business responsibly. Ovzon complies with all laws and regulations concerning information management, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). All data is stored with robust security protection, and checks are conducted continually so that no data reaches unauthorized parties.
Ovzon has a zero-tolerance policy toward corruption. All employees must accept the company’s anti-corruption policy, which has been approved by the Board. No one in the operation or its value chain may, under any circumstances whatsoever, offer or accept bribes. This includes consultants, partners, distributors and suppliers. Ovzon partners primarily with local suppliers, and all distributors and suppliers are informed about and must accept the company’s values.
Conducting ethical operations is a fundamental value for Ovzon. According to the company’s Code of Conduct, its business must be conducted on a sound ethical basis where human rights are always respected. Regardless of where in the world business is conducted, laws and regulations must be complied with, on a basis of sound corporate governance in all stages.
All the products that Ovzon sells undergo thorough quality controls to ensure that hazardous products do not reach the market. A qualitative selection of components is carried out during construction of the terminals, and suppliers are contin- ually audited to ensure that they meet Ovzon’s requirements. The components are quality-assured primarily before the components reach Ovzon, but in certain cases there is also a need for checks on arrival. Several checks are conducted and documented during installation, and all installers are routinely trained in order to minimize incorrect installations.
Once the terminal has undergone all quality assurance checks and testing, the process is concluded with a factor acceptance test (FAT) in which the terminal is tested against a satellite. All terminals are also checked through a visual inspection before they are sent to the customer. No products are sent out to customers without having undergone all the tests, whereby Ovzon can guarantee secure, quality prod- ucts.
In order to ensure the company’s compliance with the required high security standards, Ovzon has implemented a formal quality management system. The system is ISO 9001 certified, which means that the company is audited annually by an ISO-certified third party. Through certification, the company strengthens its position and capacity for meeting its customers’ needs for and expectations for secure and reliable satellite communication.