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What will 2017 Hold for Bribery & Corruption Enforcement?

8 reasons why anti-bribery & corruption compliance should be a focus for multinationals

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Topics: Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, third party risk management, Corruption Enforcement, Corruption, Global 2000, Fraud, Bribery, compliance programs

French ABAC Laws: Sapin 2

France Adopts ABAC Laws and Joins Global Efforts at Combatting Corruption

 

France has the sixth largest economy in the world, but it has never prosecuted a French company for corruption in a foreign country. That work has been left to countries such as the United States, which fined French oil company Total $398 million for Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption (ABAC) violations in 2013 and the French power and transportation company Alstom $772 million for ABAC violations in 2015. The lack of anti-corruption scrutiny French companies received at home might explain why France ranks only 23rd in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2015.

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Topics: Anti-bribery & Anti-corruption, risk and compliance, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, third party risk management, aravo, ABAC, France, Sapin 2

Reducing Regulatory Risks & Achieving Third-Party Compliance in Mining

Multi-million dollar fines, bad publicity, even jail time for executives—mining companies have a lot at risk in the area of regulatory compliance. In Ernst & Young’s report Business risks facing metals and mining 2016-2017, two of the top ten trends relate to transparency and compliance. Government are cracking down on corruption, and NGO’s and journalists are fueling social movements expressing concern over workplace safety and ethical sourcing.

One area deserves attention from mining and metals companies: third-party compliance.

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Topics: FCPA, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Mining, third party risk management, Responsible Sourcing, Conflict Minerals

FCPA Third-Party Risk and Compliance for Pharmaceutical Companies

Around the world, governments are getting stricter about enforcing anti-bribery and anti-corruption regulations such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K. Anti-Bribery Act, and other national laws modelled on the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. These regulations forbid bribery and corruption by companies and their third-party partners, including resellers, distributors, and marketing agencies.

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Topics: Pharma, FCPA, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption