Associated almost exclusively with multilateral development banks (MDBs), integrity compliance covers a range of misconduct issues beyond bribery and corruption, including fraud, theft, collusion, coercion and obstructive practices as defined by the Joint International Financial Institution (IFI) Anti-Corruption Task Force.
The World Bank Group and related multilateral financial institutions (MFIs) have strict integrity compliance and governance requirements which place obligations on any organisation in receipt of funds. The penalties for inadequacy are high including debarment, cross-debarment, reputational damage, restricted access to finance and increased financing costs.
GoodCorporation's evaluation of integrity compliance helps companies ensure that the right systems and processes in place to embed and maintain the required standards.
GoodCorporation’s Framework on Integrity Compliance can be used to help businesses manage their integrity compliance issues and demonstrate that robust systems are in place.
The four-page framework comprises a set of responsible business principles, which can be used as a tool to assess and improve the robustness of management practices in relation to the risks of misconduct (fraud, corruption, collusion, coercive practices) in an organisation.
It can be used to review head office policies or at site level, to evaluate the application of policies in operating units to help organisations assess whether adequate procedures to prevent bribery are in place.
Use of the framework will help organisations to:
In addition to the framework, we also provide practical assistance to help companies manage their integrity compliance programmes. This includes: -
Implementing effective integrity compliance is a multifaceted process involving all areas of the business.
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As the value of integrity states: the interests of the World Bank Group and our clients come first. Corruption and poor governance are major challenges to the institution’s twin goals. One of the best ways to mitigate potential conflicts of interest and corrupt practices is to require transparency and disclosure.
World Bank Group Ethics and Business Conduct Department Annual Fiscal Report 2018
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