Bribery and corruption

Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Handbook for Business


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Date of publication
28 November 2013


UNODC Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Programme for Business: A Practical Guide, UNODC (2013)



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The myriad of existing anti-corruption principles for business can be confusing, especially for small- to medium-sized enterprises with limited resources. To address this challenge, the Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Handbook has been developed by companies, for companies, with assistance from the OECD, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the World Bank.

The handbook is not intended to create new standards or represent any form of legally binding requirement for businesses. It has been developed to serve as a useful, practical tool for companies seeking compliance advice. It brings together, in one reference resource, the major international business guidance instruments and provides real-life case studies from companies on the application of these instruments in practice.


Table of contents

  • The international legal framework for combating corruption
  • Risk assessment
  • Developing and implementing an anti-corruption ethics and compliance programme
  • Comparison table of business guidance instruments on anti-bribery
  • Sample compliance assessment checklist



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