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.
The OECD Guidance for Responsible Supply Chain Management of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas was endorsed by the ICGLR on 30 September 2010 and will be put forward for adoption at the ICGLR’s Special Summit of Heads of States on 19 November 2010 as part of a package of tools designed to improve transparency and accountability in the minerals sector.
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.
New OECD figures show continuing growth in development aid in 2009, despite the financial crisis.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed the passage into law of the UK Bribery Bill.