Knowing how to respond to inappropriate client demands can be challenging for company employees, especially if the demand is accompanied by a threat. But help is now at hand in the form of a practical new tool, launched today, to help business better address the risk of solicitation and extortion.
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To offer guidance on corruption in its many guises and assess new ways to combat it, ICC has today introduced a revised edition of Fighting Corruption, International Corporate Integrity Handbook.
To raise awareness of how companies can better counter corruption, ICC is publishing today “Clean Business Is Good Business: The Business Case against Corruption”.
ICC today issued guidelines on whistleblowing, the first world business organization of its kind to establish a global standard for facilitating the setup of these programmes.
The 2008 Commercial Crime Services (CCS) Annual Economic Crime Lecture, held 19 June in London, addressed the complex issue of corporate corruption.
Despite a surge of activity that sought to curb business corruption in the 1990s, there is little evidence of a real fall in incidents of bribery in international business transactions, or in the wider forms of corruption in which companies have been implicated.
ICC last week hosted a special session rallying businesses large and small to engage in the fight against corruption. The development of new compliance tools for business and the need for stronger involvement by governmental and intergovernmental authorities to address extortion issues were the focus of discussions.
Monitoring and other follow-up measures are essential for the UN Convention against Corruption to be fully effective, the International Chamber of Commerce said at the first Conference of the States Parties to the convention.
In a collaborative move to support business’ fight against corruption and bribery in all its forms, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Anti-Corruption, Transparency International, the United Nations Global Compact 10th Principle and the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative have agreed to coordinate their efforts.
ICC is concerned that very few countries have ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, signed back in December 2003. It urges all countries that signed the convention in Merida, Mexico, more than 18 months ago to ratify the convention and start implementing it into national law.