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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.  

Resources for preventing bribery

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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.

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. Download this risk assessment template from the GAN Compliance Program Guide.

Putting in place an anti-bribery policy is an important part of establishing and maintaining adequate procedures to prevent bribery and corruption. Use this template as a starting point when creating a tailored anti-bribery policy for your business. Adapt this template to your business's specific operating risks, including the activities and geographies that present the highest risk of bribery and corruption issues.

This self-guided online tool provides junior mining companies operating in high-risk jurisdictions with practical strategies to help keep corruption out of new projects, with a particular focus on the licensing and permitting stages. Also available in a printable format, the guide features practical scenarios, sample policies and procedures, and other helpful resources. 

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.

Recognise red flags for corruption in third party behaviours or activity using this list of common warning signs of corruption. Red flags are organised around the themes of reputational risk, government relationship, insufficient capabilities, type and method of compensation, and unusual circumstances. The webpage is available in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Effectively communicate bribery prevention policies and procedures to internal and external stakeholders. Practical recommendations on what communications should cover are included in this resource. Understand where training on bribery prevention policy and procedures should be focussed to mitigate the risks of bribery and maximise awareness of business policy and procedures. This resource forms part of Austrade’s suite of anti-bribery materials.

Practical guidance for developing anti-bribery programs that suit the size and structure of small and medium enterprises. Includes clear steps on how to develop and implement an anti-bribery program. It recognises the resource constraints of smaller businesses and provides clear examples of how to assess bribery issues. Learn about internal communication, controls and monitoring.

Ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. Helps companies to understand and compare the corruption risks of operating in different countries. Useful for undertaking third party risk analysis and due diligence. Learn about regional trends, and the areas that have the greatest bribery and corruption risks.

Conduct third party due diligence using this practical guidance developed to support business practitioners manage bribery and corruption risks. The guidance highlights a risk-based due diligence process with four key points. Additional considerations, lessons learned, good practice tips and sample due diligence tools are provided.

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Informed by a survey of 229 company representatives from across 10 ASEAN countries, this report offers findings to support businesses to develop and implement anti-corruption risk management policies and practices that contribute to greater resilience and sustainable development. The report presents survey findings using accessible graphics that demonstrate the key risks facing businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This suite of tools and guidance covers topics including facilitation payments, bribery red flags, and training materials to help identify and manage bribery risks. It includes a flow chart of practical steps businesses can take before entering any formal relationship with business partners or associates and what due diligence can be conducted. This resource forms part of Austrade’s suite of anti-bribery materials.

Businesses that engage in commercial activity with overseas entities involved in serious corruption or other situations of international concern should be aware of obligations arising under Australia’s sanctions laws. Sanctions impose restrictions on activities that relate to particular countries, goods, services, or entities. The Australian Sanctions Office provides information about compliance with Australia’s sanctions laws and how to apply for sanctions permits.

Protect your organisation by putting in place clear policies and procedures that prohibit the offer, giving or receipt of gifts, hospitality or expenses where they could influence, or be reasonably perceived to influence, improper outcomes of business transactions. This resource also offers guidance on policy considerations and procedures such as record keeping. It forms part of Austrade’s suite of anti-bribery materials.