Paris, France / Hong-Kong, China – October 8th, 2018
“After 40 years of professional activity and 20 years as CEO of ETHIC Intelligence®, I am very happy that The Red Flag Group has acquired ETHIC Intelligence®. I am thrilled that Scott Lane, CEO of The Red Flag Group®, has asked me to continue to chair the ETHIC Intelligence® Certification and Impartiality Committees to ensure the level of anti-corruption expertise, audit professionalism and the independence of certification all three of which are distinctive features of ETHIC Intelligence®” Philippe Montigny said.
“ETHIC Intelligence® has a unique expertise in anti-corruption benchmarking and certification. The Red Flag Group® is one of the leading providers of third-party due diligence in the World to global companies and bringing the certification business of ETHIC Intelligence® into our Group will add significant value to our clients in offering them and their third parties additional solutions on which to minimise risk of compliance breaches.” Scott Lane said.
ETHIC Intelligence® was founded by Philippe Montigny, a former member of the cabinet of the OECD Secretary General. He participated in the discussions that led to the Anti-Bribery Convention in 1997.
In 2006, ETHIC Intelligence® became the first certification agency to offer organizations the possibility of certifying their anti-corruption compliance procedures.
ETHIC Intelligence® participated in the drafting of the ISO 19600 published in 2014 and the ISO 37001 on anti-bribery management systems published in 2016 and continues to participate in the corresponding working groups.
ETHIC Intelligence® has audited and certified organizations to these standards from many sectors all over the world.