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Resisting Corruption
How Company Programs Are Changing

This year The Conference Board, in collaboration with the Ethics and Compliance Officers' Association (ECOA), surveyed companies about anti-corruption programs and practices. The 165 respondents were multinational companies that maintain extensive operations throughout the world. The results show that company anti-corruption practices and procedures have become significantly more widespread, detailed, and sophisticated since 2000, when the last Conference Board survey on the topic was conducted. Results suggest that companies are now much more comfortable with the operational challenges of anti-corruption efforts and that their programs and policies are more adept at meeting the needs of a global workforce. But challenges remain, and "Resisting Corruption" offers solutions for developing effective anti-corruption systems.

Topics Covered:

  • Key Findings
  • Cutting Off Corruption’s Supply:
    Confronting 30 Years of Company Skepticism
  • Something Must Be Done: A Developing Global Consensus
  • Non-Governmental Pressures: The FTSE4Good Initiative
  • Steps Toward Anti-Corruption Systems That Work
  • Step One: High-Level Commitment — Who is involved and why
  • 18 Step Two: Detailed Statements of Policies and Operating Procedures
  • Step Three: Training and Discussion
  • Step Four: Hotlines and Helplines
  • Step Five: Investigative Follow-Up, Reporting and Disclosure
  • Anti-Corruption Programs — The Key Challenges
  • The Most Effective Measures
  • Looking Back and Ahead
  • Survey Profile




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