When Transparency International published its “Business Principles for Countering Bribery” in 2003, the concept of a dedicated programme for corporate anti-bribery enforcement was relatively new in the UK. Ten years later it is now commonplace and Transparency International has requested the views of the public on precisely what the “gold standard” in corporate anti-bribery practices has become, to ensure that the Business Principles remain at the forefront of future developments.
Over the last ten years, the Principles have influenced the guidance and standards set by many leading Anti-Bribery bodies, most recently the International Chamber of Commerce for Combating Corruption (2011). The Principles were updated in 2009 but Transparency International believes that a more thorough revision of the Principles is required. Proposed updates to the Principles relate to many important issues such as conflicts of interest and facilitation payments.
Comments can be submitted here until 27 May 2013.