These ICC Rules are intended as a method of self-regulation by business against the background of applicable national law and key international legal instruments. Their voluntary acceptance by Enterprises will promote high standards of integrity in business transactions, whether between Enterprises and public bodies or between Enterprises themselves.
These Rules play an important role in assisting Enterprises to comply with their legal obligations and with the numerous anti-corruption initiatives at the international level. They also provide an appropriate basis for resisting attempts at extortion or solicitation of bribes.
The 2011 edition of the ICC Rules for Combating Corruption consists of three parts:
- Part I states the Rules proper;
- Part II deals with policies which Enterprises should enact to support compliance with the Rules;
- Part III lists the suggested elements of an effective corporate compliance programme.
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