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This collection of resources offers support to implement effective controls to help stop bribery and corruption in your business and supply chain. Access practical tools and resources to help you meet your legal obligations and the expectations of your business partners and community. Protect the reputation of your business, know the risks, whatever your industry.

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Part of Austrade’s “Guide to exporting”, this comprehensive resource offers headline points that all Australian businesses must be aware of when seeking to prevent corruption in their overseas operations. It links to a detailed guide with 12-steps to an effective anti-bribery and corruption program, and provides country-specific information for India and Vietnam.

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 resource provides interactive guidance on anti-bribery and corruption good practice for companies operating in the United Kingdom and overseas. It includes practical guidance on conducting risk assessment and third party due diligence, implementing ABC training and identifying high risk areas. It also provides country-by-country summaries of anti-bribery laws to assist companies operating abroad.

Understand what red flags for bribery can look like with this list of warning signs provided as part of the “Guide to Combating Corruption and Fraud in Development Projects”. The list includes specific actions and signs that can indicate an increased risk of bribes or kickbacks occurring.

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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.

Prevent and address bribery and corruption risks with this practical training tool designed to raise employee awareness and capacity on this topic. The RESIST tool uses 22 scenarios, including a description of the possible situation, preventative steps and actions to address instances of bribery. The tool also includes good practice recommendations that can apply to many situations.

Create cost-effective due diligence procedures that help to minimise corruption risks and adhere to international anti-corruption standards. This guidance is targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and recognises the unique challenges SMEs face. It gives a detailed overview of how and when to undertake due diligence, including practical advice. Sample due diligence tools and templates are provided.

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This online and interactive tool helps mining companies evaluate and strengthen their anti-corruption controls and procedures, with a specific focus on project licensing, permitting and acquisitions. With indicators selected from close to 40 international best practice standards and frameworks, this tool helps companies reduce their corruption risk exposure.

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This university training module will help unpack the 'how to' and 'why' of investigating possible corruption issues. The module focuses on responding appropriately to whistleblower reports in general. There are more specific requirements in Australia addressed in the 'whistleblowing' section of this site.

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) is responsible for promoting the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and to contribute to the resolution of issues relating to their implementation when cases against a company are raised. The complaint mechanism helps parties resolve conflicts. The website provides useful information on how to submit a compliant, track a case and view a closed complaint.

This short, 15 minute learning module can be used by businesses to help develop employees’ awareness of the foreign bribery offence. The module provides information about Australia’s anti-bribery policy, relevant laws and how to report foreign bribery. It features video interviews with Australian Federal Police representatives, links to relevant agencies and a short quiz, and supports users with accessibility requirements.

The financial sector has had some of the highest profile instances of incentive systems creating poor behaviour. In response, the Financial Stability Forum has articulated nine principles for sound compensation practices. The principles are designed for financial firms, but are applicable across all industries.

To carry out effective risk assessments, Australian businesses operating overseas should be aware of the bribery and corruption risks in the country in which they operate. Designed for Australian exporters, this resource provides risk profiles for 50 countries, including the corruption rating, sectors where corruption may occur, and applicable laws and regulatory bodies. Scroll to the bottom of this link to access the resource.

Identify red flags for bribery when dealing with business associates using the list of questions provided as part of Austrade’s anti-bribery materials. This resource will also support you to understand who is considered a business associate and how to manage any red flags and warning signs that are uncovered as part of your due diligence process.

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Use this Word document template to quickly summarise results of risk assessments undertaken through compliance programs. Specific questions are provided to assess the risk of bribery and corruption for each country the business operates in, and sectors that may be more prone to bribery. This information can be used to identify risks and define business priorities.