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Know the risks and develop a culture of integrity

Know the risks and develop a culture of integrity.

Prevent bribery from happening in the first place by taking steps to recognise the risks and implement effective policies and procedures.  This collection of resources offers guidance on how to implement effective controls to prevent bribery and corruption in your business and supply chain. Access practical tools to identify red flags, conduct risk assessments and due diligence and build a culture of integrity.  

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Download and print foreign bribery resources including a brochure and poster outlining key information about the foreign bribery offence and how to report suspected foreign bribery to the AFP. These resources are designed to be printed and made available to employees and contractors who require easy to understand information about foreign bribery. 

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.

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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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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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.

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. This resource is provided as part of Austrade's suite of anti-bribery materials.

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.

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. This resource forms part of Austrade’s suite of anti-bribery materials.

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This resource offers a road map for better corporate practice on anti-corruption disclosures. It demonstrates the business case for advancing corporate governance and transparency. Direction is provided for disclosure across five high risk areas. It responds to some of the legal challenges that might inhibit a business from disclosing information.

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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Articulate company commitments and expectations by setting an anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) statement of intention. This resource suggests language and key points to include in an ABC statement of intention to support companies to communicate to internal and external stakeholders. This resource is provided as part of the Australian Government’s broader anti-bribery materials. This resource is part of Austrade’s “Guide to exporting”.

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.

See how your organisation’s anti-bribery and corruption policy compares with the policies of the top ASX listed companies. If your organisation does not yet have an anti-bribery and corruption policy, identify key features that you might incorporate into a future policy. This collection contains links to policies from large organisations across a variety of industries – including the financial, materials, mining, healthcare, real estate, consumer staples, telecommunications, IT, industrials and energy industries.

Launched in 2021, this interactive tools is designed for a diversity of small and medium sized enterprises. The tool supports businesses to implement corruption risk assessments throughout global supply chains. It offers a good first step for understanding what actions can be taken to improve business corruption risk assessments and provides a list of information sources to do so.