The Business Anti-Corruption Portal
The Business Anti-Corruption Portal is a jointly sponsored government resource that helps companies avoid and combat corruption.
The Business Anti-Corruption Portal
The purpose of the Business Anti-Corruption Portal (Portal) is to provide a comprehensive and practical business tool, and to offer targeted support to SMEs in order to help them avoid and fight corruption, thereby creating a better business environment. Working actively against corruption will furthermore enable companies to adhere to the UN Global Compact Principle 10 on corruption.
As SMEs typically possess fewer resources than larger companies, the tools on the Portal have been developed to support them in fighting corruption. Many corruption fighting tools have been created with the purpose of fighting corruption in OECD countries and target larger companies. The Portal combines experience in this field with new tools for SMEs.
On this background, GAN Integrity Solutions continues to manage and develop the Portal, which is broadly applicable for companies operating in or considering doing business in developing countries and emerging markets. See the Utility page, the Frequently Asked Questions page and the Fact Sheet for more information.
The Portal is a referred tool by several major international organisations, including the OECD, the UN, the World Bank, the IFC and Transparency International. Among other applications, the Portal is available to the UN Global Compact as a tool for companies to implement the 10th Principle on corruption, and is incorporated into the World Bank Institute's business collective action against corruption initiative as well as the IFC SME Toolkit.
Comprehensive, Practical Business Tools
The Portal contains a variety of instruments and information, which can be used alone or in combination. Some tools are new, while others are well-known procedures and methods adapted to SMEs.
-About Corruption: Definitions, interpretations and references to international and national legislation and initiatives relevant to companies. Includes business and corruption vocabulary and definitions.
-103 Country Profiles: Key business and corruption related information. Overview of level of enforcement of anti-corruption law, public and private anti-corruption initiatives is provided. Detailed information and corruption risk assessment in eight business sectors: 1) Judicial System, 2) Police, 3) Licences, Infrastructure and Public Utilities, 4) Land Administration, 5) Customs Administration, 6) Tax Administration, 7) Public Procurement and Contracting, and 8) Environment, Natural Resources and Extractive Industry.Integrity System: A model Code of Conduct, examples of key procedures, a guidance question list and a model risk assessment tool.
- Due Diligence Tools: Related to public procurement, seeking and vetting an agent or a consultant, setting up a joint venture, dealing with contractors or subcontractors and implementing a project.
- Anti-Corruption Initiatives: A presentation of partner countries and other anti-corruption initiatives.
- Information Networks: Contact information to turn to for local help.
- Anti-Corruption Tools Inventory: A full list of anti-corruption conventions and treaties, a list of public and private initiatives and initiatives in partner countries, resources on grey area questions, corruption cases, reporting, sector-specific anti-corruption resources, useful links and more.
- Training: Various business anti-corruption training modules, including e-learning programmes.
In order to make sure that your company can effectively use the Portal in an effort to avoid and fight corruption basic training of your employees is needed. The key components in a training course are the following:
- What is corruption?
- The legal framework that applies
- Our policy and code of conduct
- What do you do in practice; our compliance systems, procedures and instructions
- Dilemmas and cases
Most of this information is available on the Portal. Although the actual application of the data and tools on the Portal in many cases are straightforward, your employees might benefit from specific training in how to use the different data and tools on the Portal. General as well as specific training courses, including e-training programmes, are offered by GAN Integrity Solutions.