ICC takes action to bolster G20 push to curb corruption
Three months after Turkey took over Presidency of the G20, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched a Turkish translation of its Rules on Combating Corruption.
Continuing the world business organization’s drive to pragmatically respond to G20 calls for business to strengthen corporate efforts in fighting corruption, ICC has published a Turkish translation of its Rules on Combating Corruption.
“The fight against corruption is central to Turkey’s G20 Presidency agenda of ‘inclusiveness, implementation and investment’. Our view is that all businesses – from the smallest to the largest – have a part to play in combating a problem that currently costs the global economy up to US$2 trillion each year. The ICC Rules are an essential tool to promote sound business practices the world over,” said ICC Secretary General John Danilovich.
High-Level G20 Conference
Speaking today in Istanbul during the Fifth Annual High-Level Anti-Corruption Conference for G20 Governments and Business Iohann LeFrapper, Vice-Chairman of the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption, called attention to the groundwork laid by the ICC Rules on Combating Corruption and their role in providing a global standard for the private sector to fight corrupt practices.
“ICC laid the cornerstone for its pioneering role as a champion of business self-regulation to combat corruption when we first published the Anti-corruption Rules in 1977,” said Mr LeFrapper. “The translation of the rules into Turkish is evidence that at ICC, we are upholding the business end of our deal with G20 leaders to deliver tangible tools that help business drive integrity in business transactions.”
Our view is that all businesses – from the smallest to the largest – have a part to play in combating a problem that currently costs the global economy up to US$2 trillion each year.
A need for global standards
ICC has long promoted anti-corruption policies and has held key leadership positions in the B20 process over the last several years. In her role as leader of a B20 work stream on business programmes that build anti-corruption capacity in global value chains, ICC Senior Policy Manager Viviane Schiavi was also in Istanbul this week to participate in a high-level G20-B20 anti-corruption working session that took place on 5 March.
ICC Rules and tools
Produced by the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption and translated into Turkish by ICC Turkey, the ICC Rules on Combating Corruption are just one of a number of tools ICC has produced to help businesses and governments fight corruption.
“As a global leader in defining commercial rules and standards to support international commerce, ICC encourages G20 leaders to recognize and support ICC’s drive in producing concrete tools for the business fight against corruption,” said Ms Schiavi, who also represents the B20 Task Force to the G2O Anti-corruption Working Group.
ICC anti-corruption tools also include the ICC Ethics and Compliance Training Handbook, the ICC Guidelines on Gifts and Hospitality RESIST, ICC’s practical resource for resisting extortion and solicitation in international transactions, the ICC Guide to Responsible Sourcing, ICC Whistleblowing Guidelines, ICC Guidelines on Agents, Intermediaries and Third Parties.
For more information on ICC’s activities in this area please visit the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption.
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Read the ICC Rules on Combating Corruption in English, French, Spanish and Turkish.