Romanian Ombuds Success - Newly Translated IOA Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics

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IOA member, Dr. Eng. Ion Anghel, Director of PetrOmbudsman Department in Romania recently shared the exciting news that their department was celebrating its seventh year of activity.

As part of the celebration, the office wanted to contribute to increasing ombuds awareness in Romania. Dr. Eng. Anghel provided IOA with a Romanian Translation of the IOA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. We are honored to now reveal this latest translation.


Standards of Practice in Romanian
Code of Ethics in Romanian

More About this Romanian Ombuds Office

OMV Petrom is one of the largest oil and gas companies in South-Eastern Europe. In 2013, a dedicated team began studying the concept of organizational ombuds and used the professional expertise of IOA ombuds to implement the international ombuds model in Romania.

The team's efforts were not in vain and starting on 1 of March 2014 OMV Petrom implemented their first ombuds office called PetrOmbudsman (Petro- comes from Petrom the name of the company; Ombudsman – Om in Romanian means human and Ombudsman). 

It was not an easy journey and the team faced some big challenges. However, they succeed and became pioneers in the ombuds field within Romania and introduced this noble profession within the Occupational Code of Romania. 2021 is the office's seventh year of activity, a magic year, and one that allows the team to affirm that their ombuds program is a real success.

For more details, we invite you to watch the PetrOmbudsman videos below.

PetrOmbudsman in the mirror from PetrOmbudsman PetrOmbudsman on Vimeo.

PetrOmbudsman Video from PetrOmbudsman PetrOmbudsman on Vimeo.

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ION ANGHEL - Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Thank you very much Charles. Thanks to you and IOA for entire support during last three years in helping us to grow! Special thanks to my colleague Anca Gabriela Cojocaru who initiated and make this possible! We add Romanian flag on IOA family.

Charles L. Howard - Friday, June 04, 2021

Congratulations to the PetrOmbudsman team on their great success over the past seven years. I want to thank them for taking the initiative in providing IOA with Romanian translations of the IOA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and for sharing these videos with IOA members. The videos are a wonderful example of how information about ombuds programs can be presented and how, in a time of crisis, ombuds can be even more valuable resources. We are so glad to have you as IOA members who model the effectiveness of ombuds programs in Europe. Well done and keep up the good work. Best wishes, Chuck Howard, Executive Director of IOA

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