Prevent


Know the risks, 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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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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

A practical sector specific fact sheet on business integrity that can be used for training. Demonstrates the value of effective systems and provides steps to detect, prevent and manage corruption risks and enhance transparency among company partners. Outlines the benefits to business and consequences for a mining company of being associated with corruption.