The following links point to the websites of sector initiatives, professional associations, non-governmental, governmental, international and other organizations dedicated either entirely or in part to anti-corruption compliance. These sites provide publications, tools, discussion forums and other resources to help compliance officers in their day to day work.
Websites, initiatives, videos and forums on anti-corruption compliance
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Bribery and Corruption portal: The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions carries out systematic country monitoring of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the 1997 Recommendation.
- International Chamber of Commerce Anti-Corruption Commission: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is a Paris-based business organization advocating business views to national governments via its national committees. Its Anti-Corruption Commission encourages self-regulation by enterprises in confronting issues of extortion and bribery and provides business input into international initiatives to fight corruption. François Vincke, President of the ICC Anti-corruption Commission, is also member of the ETHIC Intelligence certification committee.
- United Nations Global Compact: Guidance material on anti-corruption *The Fight Against Corruption E-Learning + Certificate
- World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative: Global anti-corruption initiative to help companies implement programs to prevent corruption.
- Business Anti-corruption Portal: Website financed by the governments of Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. This website provides practical tools and information for companies wishing to develop and implement effective anti-corruption programs. Resources include model anti-corruption policies, risk assessment procedures, guidance and more.
- Transparency International –Global non-governmental, civil society organization dedicated to the fight against corruption.
Transparency International provides companies with many free tools and resources of which, for example, a free anti-corruption e-learning module. Visit the Transparency International website to explore its Business Integrity Toolkit, a six step process to building an effective anti-corruption program. Also available is the “Doing Business Without Bribery” e-learning module available here.
- The World Bank on Anti-corruption: International organization offering financial and technical assistance to developing countries. As a donor, the World Bank is concerned by corruption issues which it studies closely.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) – UN organization specialized in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. The UNODC website contains a section providing technical assistance tools, manuals and publications in the area of corruption. You will also find videos that can be used in training on anti-corruption and which cover subjects like gifts and invitations, facilitation payments, intermediaries, corruption and social investment and insider trading.
*The Fight Against Corruption E-Learning + Certificate
- French Council of Investors in Africa (CIAN) Anti-corruption Commission – International employers’ organization serving as a forum for companies present in Africa. Its Anti-corruption Commission, presided by Philippe Montigny, studies corruption, extortion and money-laundering issues affecting the continent.
- Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE): One of four institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy, the CIPE developed an anti-corruption program with resources on fighting corruption from a private sector approach.
- Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) – a non-profit association for persons responsible for their organization’s ethics, compliance and business conduct programs.
- Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) – an association dedicated to providing a forum for understanding the compliance environment and offering compliance tools and resources.
- Ethics Resource Center (ERC) – a private, nonprofit organization producing independent research on company ethics and compliance issues.
- Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society – an inter-disciplinary center created by the University of Illinois college of Business and providing research, curriculum development and public engagement on Corporate Social Responsibility issues:
- Ethikos – a publication dedicated to ethics and compliance issues within companies including news, articles and other publications.
- Secure Finance – [in French only] Independent company that provides a series of tools to anticipate and reduce potential security, criminal and reputational risks following instances of money laundering, corruption or other governance-related problems.
- Wall Street Journal’s Corruption Currents blog: commentary and news about money-laundering, bribery, terrorism finance and sanctions
- FCPA Professor: A forum dedicated to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- FCPA Blog: News and commentary about white-collar crime, enforcement, and compliance
Websites and initiatives specific to resisting extortion
- In partnership with Transparency International, the United Nations Global Compact and the World Economic Forum, the ICC published RESIST, a free training tool for employees based on extortion solicitation scenarios. Click here for more information on RESIST.
- I paid a Bribe: website launched by the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy in India to raise awareness of the cost of corruption in India and to expose corrupt officials.
Websites and initiatives specific to the Infrastructure, construction and engineering sectors
- Global Infrastructure Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC): Independent, not for profit organization providing anti-corruption resources for the infrastructure, construction and engineering sectors.
- Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) – International, multi-stakeholder anti-corruption initiative within the construction sector.
- UK anti-Corruption Forum – Independent organization gathering organizations and companies within the infrastructure, construction and engineering sectors with the objective of creating a business environment free from corruption. The UK Anti-Corruption Forum has issued guidance on preventing corruption which is specific to the infrastructure sector.
- The Institute of Business Ethics was established in 1986 to encourage high standards of business behavior based on ethical values.Discover the seven main activities of the Institute’s activities.
Websites and initiatives specific to the extractive industry
- Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) – Coalition of governments, companies and other organizations to increase transparency and eliminate corruption within the extractive industry.
- International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) – forum for sharing of best practices in health, safety, the environment, security, social responsibility, engineering and other operations specific to the oil and gas sectors. The OGP has published Guidelines on Reputational Due Diligence to help companies establish and/or maintain effective anti-corruption practices.
- OECD Corruption in the extractive value chain: Typology of Risks, Mitigation Measures and Incentives