The Bribery Prevention Network featured in the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2022, held recently in Sydney.
The Bribery Prevention Network was represented by James Campbell (Partner, Disputes and Investigations, Allens) alongside Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance at the Basel Institute of Governance and Tim Robinson (Chief Compliance Officer, BHP), to share their insights about supporting and building awareness of the importance of anti-bribery and corruption compliance in small organisations.
The panellists provided insights into the needs of small organisations in implementing controls and the challenges of raising awareness, including the importance of curating targeted resources to meet SME needs. Panellists also considered steps SMEs could adopt to improve anti-bribery compliance, including the following:
- Determining your organisational values which can be developed into a code of conduct,
- Conducting due diligence and identifying and understanding organisational risks and weaknesses,
- Establishing a baseline to measure compliance culture, and
- Fostering a culture of openness that encourages employees to feel comfortable to speak up.
Further information about these steps can be found below: