Getting Started

What should I do if my organisation doesn’t have an anti-bribery program?

Knowing how to prevent, detect and address bribery and corruption risks while succeeding in business can be challenging, particularly for small and medium sized enterprises.

An anti-bribery program built around the principles of preventing, detecting and addressing bribery and corruption risks can help shield your organisation from the legal and reputational consequences when bribery and corruption occur. This collection of resources offers a starting point to get your organisation on track to creating an anti-bribery program.

Relevant resources

The Australian Government is proposing reforms that will require companies to implement and maintain adequate procedures to prevent an associate (such as an employee, agent or subsidiary) from bribing foreign public officials. This draft principles-based guidance sets out the types of measures companies should consider implementing and includes case studies to demonstrate how these measures could be applied in practice.

This fourth edition of the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations sets out recommended corporate governance practices that promote good governance outcomes and includes suggested content for an anti-bribery and corruption policy. Conformity with the recommendations will help address issues around culture, values and trust and support ASX listed entities and other businesses to engage in ethical and responsible business conduct that meet community standards and expectations.

Create a compliance program that seeks to prevent and address bribery and corruption with this guide. It includes country risk reports that outline risks associated when engaging with state-owned enterprises. Also included are key actions to take when building a compliance program, a six-step process for conducting third party due diligence, sample policies, training procedures, risk assessment templates and due diligence tools.

This resource highlights 12 steps business can take to build a culture of compliance and how to undertake due diligence to identify bribery and corruption risks. Each step includes supporting resources such as policy templates for designing due diligence processes. A glossary of terms and links to additional resources are provided. This resource forms part of Austrade’s suite of anti-bribery materials. Scroll down to access the resource.

Provides practical information to establish and check the effectiveness of your company’s anti-bribery compliance program, ethics, internal controls and measures. Aimed at supporting businesses to prevent and detect the bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions, this guide offers flexible advice that can be adapted for small and medium sized enterprises.

Understand regulatory expectations, seek to comply with legal obligations and manage whistleblowing in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 using this guide on whistleblowing policies. The guide offers background context to whistleblowing policies. It also provides detailed steps, examples and good practice tips on how to establish, implement and maintain a whistleblower policy.