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Finland needs to take urgent steps to raise awareness among Finnish companies that they are criminally liable under Finnish law if they, or their local agents or subsidiaries on their behalf, bribe public officials when doing business abroad.
A new survey of legal professionals on awareness and impact of bribery and corruption carried out by the International Bar Association with OECD support was released on Monday, 4 October.
Twenty-eight jurisdictions from the Asia-Pacific region have adopted recommendations on fighting domestic and international bribery.
The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) has awarded its International Compliance Award to the OECD and its Working Group on Bribery.
South Africa should step up its efforts to detect, investigate and prosecute cases of bribery in international business deals, according to a new report by the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery.
“The introduction of corporate liability into the Slovak Republic’s legislation is a very welcome development,” Mr. Gurría commented. “It sends a strong message of commitment to the fight against corruption and helps create a level playing field for firms competing internationally.”
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa increasingly recognise that gender equality - encouraging the talents, skills, education and productivity of all their citizens, including women - will make their countries stronger.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed the passage into law of the UK Bribery Bill.
Turkey has made significant progress in its efforts to combat bribery in international business deals by fully implementing all but one of the recommendations made by the OECD Working Group on Bribery since 2007.
Companies should put in place strict internal controls and establish ethics and compliance programmes as part of a strategy to combat bribery in international business deals, according to a new guidance agreed by the 38 countries that are party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.