DNV Working Group: Anti-corruption Verification and Certification - London
An interactive and practical workshop:
"Verifying and Certifying Your Company's Global Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Compliance Policies"
DNV is organizing a pre-conference working group to run as an introduction to the C5 London conference on anti-corruption. This pre-conference working group is a chance for compliance officers, general counsel, forensic accounts and other professionals working on the issue of anti-corruption compliance to hear experts in the field speak on practical ways to implement increasingly important anti-corruption compliance procedures.
Where: The Bloomsbury Hotel, London
When: Monday, June 25, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 13:00 p.m. (registration opens at 9:30 a.m.)
Submitting your organisation's internal anti-corruption compliance policies to verification and certification is critical to the success of any compliance program. Leading companies use external verification and certification as an effective tool to provide compliance officers with standard target objectives for anti-corruption procedures as well as assurance to management on the quality of anti-corruption policies. With the UK Bribery Act Guidance (art.6.4) quoting the interest of external verification and certification against anti-bribery standards, every successful global anti-corruption compliance policy must include verification and certification best practices. They offer more than just a defense against failure to prevent corruption offences.
How do you manage a successful and swift certification process? Using case studies and examples, the participants in this interactive and practical workshop will acquire the tools and strategies they need to prepare for verification and certification.
The working group will be chaired by François Vincke, Chair, Anti-corruption Committee International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and will include speakers like David Salmon, Director, DNV Certification Ltd, Charlie Monteith, Counsel, White & Case, former UK Bribery Act co-drafter and Philippe Montigny, Chair, Ethic Intelligence Certification Committee
Key topics include:
- Practical steps you need to follow to identify and assess the risks presented in the internal and external environments in which the company operates.
- Discover how the certification process will help in setting standard target objectives for anti-corruption procedures.
- Key considerations to take when choosing which policy to get verified and certified: single vs global locations or HQ vs. subsidiaries.
- Where have other compliance systems gone wrong?
- How to foster employee support for anti-corruption program enforcement throughout your organization.
- How often you should verify and certify your anti-corruption compliance program.
- What weight a compliance policy can have in anti-corruption settlements with prosecutors.
- Best tool to tangibly prove to shareholders and rating agencies the quality and sustainability of turnover.
- Increasing the visibility of anti-corruption commitment to business partners
- How to effectively address compliance shortcomings or potential violations when they occur during the certification process.
ETHIC Intelligence is an official partner to C5 Anti-corruption conferences
Click here to view the programme and to register online
About C5: For over 10 years, events produced by C5 (formerly Euroforum) have provided the business intelligence that corporate decision-makers need to respond to challenges and opportunities around the world.
A unique organisation, C5 is staffed by industry and country specialists; lawyers and other professionals. We operate as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, the law, and emerging markets, with a view to providing up to date and comprehensive business information.
Based in London, C5 holds conferences across Europe and has grown to produce over 90 events a year, attended by thousands of senior delegates from all over the world
You can also register by contacting DNV at (44) 207 716 6541 or by visiting www.dnvba.co.uk
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