ABAC® supports Anti-Corruption Day 2020

December 2, 2020
International Anti-Corruption Day 2020

International Anti-Corruption Day 2020 is on Wednesday, 9 December. The campaign was started as a joint venture between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and now organisations around the world are united against corruption for this day every year. United Against Corruption focuses on corruption as one of the biggest obstacles to achieving sustainable development goals. The abuse of entrusted power for private gain can cost people their freedom, health, life and future. Moreover, corruption affects every country, region, and community. Therefore anti-bribery needs to be managed correctly and effectively.

International Anti-corruption day 2020

Based on AntiCorruptionDay.org, as the world is recovering from COVID-19 pandemic, this year “the campaign for International Anti-Corruption Day will therefore focus on measures to reduce the risks of mismanagement and corruption without compromising the speed and flexibility demanded by the health crisis, while ensuring an inclusive recovery. This year’s motto “RECOVER with INTEGRITY” focuses on recovery through corruption mitigation and emphasizes that inclusive COVID-19 recovery can only be achieved with integrity.”

As highlighted by UNODC, “this requires the involvement of strong anti-corruption bodies, better oversight over emergency support packages, more open and transparent public procurement and enhanced anti-corruption compliance by the private sector. Furthermore, countries need to ensure support and protection for whistle-blowers and journalists uncovering corruption during the pandemic. Overall, there is an urgent need to ensure access to information about public decision-making on the pandemic relief efforts. We also need better international cooperation among law enforcement and judicial authorities investigating and prosecuting cases of corruption, which have both national and international ramifications.” This year’s global campaign will focus specifically on mitigating corruption and enhancing accountability in the public health sector, emergency/economic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the private sector.

How can you join on International Anti-Corruption Day 2020 in the fight against corruption? UNODC suggests the following actions: 

  • Organising creative activities in your community to mark 9 December;
  • Utilising the “Call to Action Matrix“;
  • Using the Anti-Corruption logo on publications and at events;
  • Sending a message to your networks about the campaign;
  • Tweeting and posting about International Anti-Corruption Day to let the world know what you are doing to tackle this scourge.

ABAC® – committed to fighting bribery and corruption

Corruption and bribery affect any organisation and have the potential to cause severe harm to businesses including financial loss, dire legal consequences, brand damage, company’s reputation & sustainable development. We address bribery and corruption to promote transparent business relations & foster a global ethical business culture with ISO 370001 training and accredited ISO 370001 certification. ABAC® offers a complete suite of services and solutions designed to help organisations against bribery and corruption even when operating in multi-jurisdiction and multi-cultural environments.

ISO 37001 training
A company’s own employees are its best protection against corruption. Statistics show that most corruption is detected internally. Give your employees the tools they need to prevent bribery and mitigate related risks. Achieving ISO 37001 Awareness, Internal Auditor, Lead Auditor and/or Lead Implementer training is a proactive way of demonstrating your organisation’s commitment to ethical sustainability. Your employees will be able to recognise any form of corruption and report it. Learn more about the ISO 370001 ABMS training.

ISO 37001 certification
ABAC® program helps ensure that your business has implemented a management system which prevents, detects and responds to bribery and complies with anti-bribery laws, internally and externally (i.e. agents, consultants, suppliers, distributors and other third-parties). ABAC® works with clients of all industries, sizes and organisation types to develop robust programs using the latest techniques and best practices that help foster an ethical business culture. ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System certifies that your organisation has implemented reasonable and proportionate measures to prevent bribery. These measures involve top-level leadership, training, bribery risk assessment, due diligence adequacy, financial and commercial controls, reporting, audit, and investigation.

Achieving ISO 37001 certification is the first step to ensure you have “adequate procedures” in place to prevent bribery and corruption inside and outside your organisation. Learn more about the ISO 370001 ABMS certification. 

Supporting International Anti-Corruption Day 2020
ABAC® Center of Excellence is a strong supporter of International Anti-Corruption Day and an advocate of preventing corruption on all levels. Last year, ABAC® organised the Seminar on International Anti-Corruption Day, titled “Manage your business risks with confidence”. This training event focused on providing critical insight on how to protect businesses from bribery and corruption risks.

Through 2020, ABAC® continued educating businesses and professionals across the world about the bribery and corruption risks. This year, ABAC® have published multiple thought leadership pieces and guides on anti-bribery, anti-corruption, risk and compliance management as tools for global organisations in the fight against bribery and corruption. Recently, ABAC® also launched ISO 31000 Risk management e-training – though this course is for risk management in general, ISO 31000 implementation and training give businesses a broader view of all risks associated with their organisations and how to overcome them. ISO 31000 training is focused on improving your and/or your team’s skills in implementing ISO 31000 Risk Management which will help organisations see both the positive opportunities and negative consequences associated with all types of risk, and allow for more informed, and thus more effective, decision making, namely in the allocation of resources. Learn more about ISO 31000 training.

Prove that your business is ethical
ABAC® published the free Highest Ethical Business Assessment (HEBA) to evaluate businesses’ current Corporate Compliance Programs. Find out if your organisation’s compliance program is in the line with worldwide Compliance, Business Ethics, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Frameworks. Let ABAC® experts prepare a complimentary gap analysis – the HEBA survey is designed to evaluate your compliance with adequate procedures to prevent bribery and corruption across the organisation. This survey is monitored and evaluated by qualified ABAC® professionals with Business Ethics, Legal and Compliance background. The questions are open-ended to encourage a qualitative analysis of your Compliance Program and to facilitate the gap analysis process.

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE!

 

Extend your knowledge

Find below ABAC®’s case studies and webinar recordings helping you to know more about bribery and corruption risk. It does not wait and can happen anytime – we encourage you to think about anti-bribery and anti-corruption not only on International Anti-Corruption Day 2020 but all year round. Explore our other resources, or sign up for risk management, compliance, anti-bribery and anti-corruption related news, solutions, events and publications in your inbox. We will be happy to hear from you if you have any questions at all – contact us today or get a quote for any anti-bribery, anti-corruption, risk or compliance management solutions.

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About ABAC® Center of Excellence

ABAC® Center of Excellence is an independent certification body powered by CRI Group. ABAC® offers a complete suite of services and solutions designed to educate, equip and support the world’s leading business organisations with the latest best-in-practice risk & performance assessments, systems improvement & standards certification. Find out more about ABAC®!

ABAC® programs protect your organisation from damaging litigation & safeguard your business in the global marketplace by providing certification & training in internationally recognised ISO standards, such as ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management SystemsISO 19600 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000 Risk Management Systems.

Based in London, CRI Group works with companies across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific as a one-stop international Risk Management, Employee Background Screening, Business IntelligenceDue Diligence, Compliance Solutions and other professional Investigative Research solutions provider. We have the largest proprietary network of background-screening analysts and investigators across the Middle East and Asia. Our global presence ensures that no matter how international your operations are we have the network needed to provide you with all you need, wherever you happen to be. CRI Group also holds BS 102000:2013 and BS 7858:2012 Certifications, is an HRO certified provider and partner with Oracle. Contact CRI Group today for further information on how CRI Group can help your business.

ABAC® Center of Excellence is an independent certification body powered by CRI Group. ABAC® offers a complete suite of services and solutions designed to educate, equip and support the world’s leading business organisations with the latest best-in-practice risk & performance assessments, systems improvement & standards certification. Find out more about ABAC®!

ABAC® programs protect your organisation from damaging litigation & safeguard your business in the global marketplace by providing certification & training in internationally recognised ISO standards, such as ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management SystemsISO 19600 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000 Risk Management Systems.

Based in London, CRI Group works with companies across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific as a one-stop international Risk Management, Employee Background Screening, Business IntelligenceDue Diligence, Compliance Solutions and other professional Investigative Research solutions provider. We have the largest proprietary network of background-screening analysts and investigators across the Middle East and Asia. Our global presence ensures that no matter how international your operations are we have the network needed to provide you with all you need, wherever you happen to be. CRI Group also holds BS 102000:2013 and BS 7858:2012 Certifications, is an HRO certified provider and partner with Oracle. Contact CRI Group today for further information on how CRI Group can help your business.