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Preventing financial crimes and grey economy

SRV is the undisputed leader in preventing the grey economy and financial crimes in the construction industry. For us, fighting against the grey economy is part and parcel of ensuring the overall quality of construction and first-class project management implementation. We continuously develop our operating methods and new tools to keep our construction sites safe and ensure that our entire chain of operations is manageable, transparent and legal.

SRV works with well-established specialised contractors that can demonstrate their responsibility. They commit to our approach to the job. Maintaining an open and positive team spirit, we monitor, train and support our partners to adopt responsible working methods in their day-to-day activities and inform them about matters such as changes in occupational safety legislation.

Preventing grey economy

Our most important tool in preventing the grey economy is our electronic SRV Network Register, which facilitates on-site reporting to the authorities, as required by the Act on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability. The Network Register is used for the centralised storage of direct agreements with our contractor partners as well as up-to-date official document information. The register includes information on all contractors as well as their employees and co-operation networks.

For us, it's important to always know the actual cost structure of construction projects and which parties are handling each phase of the work. The full traceability of procurements is likewise important. The Network Register makes it easy to ensure that the work is carried out by approved contractors and to unearth for example the forging of client responsibility documents and the underpaying of employees. Grey economy activity has been very rare at SRV's sites.

The grey economy weakens the management of occupational safety risks. For this reason, the promotion of occupational safety hinges on the transparency of operations and knowledge of partners.