Norwegian oil company Statoil revealed this week that several of its own employees have been fired over the years in connection with what the company itself calls corruption or fraud. Statoil wouldn’t say, however, where or when the firings took place.
Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that since Statoil operates in many countries where corruption is a problem, it was making efforts to head off any bribery or fraud in advance. Company officials said cases of alleged corruption were reported to local authorities and the employees involved were terminated.
They added that no Norwegian workers have been involved in alleged corruption since an incident at Mongstad came up for trial in 2011 that resulted in a consultant hired in by Statoil being jailed.