Resource Author: Transparency International


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. 

Ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. Provides information on regional corruption trends and demonstrates the impacts of transnational corruption on Australian Businesses. Useful for understanding the importance of third-party risk analysis and due diligence.

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.

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 video highlights research undertaken by Transparency International with 47, 000 citizens from 35 African countries who shared their lived experience of paying a bribe for basic services. It found that paying bribes is far too common, is getting worse and that the poorest in society are twice as likely to have to pay a bribe.

Transparency International defines whistleblowing as "Making a disclosure in the public interest by an employee, director or external person, in an attempt to reveal neglect or abuses within the activities of an organisation, government body or company (or one of its business partners) that threaten public interest, its integrity and reputation." Find other definitions for key bribery and corruption terms in Transparency International's Corruption A-Z.

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Transparency International defines a facilitation payment as "A small bribe, also called a ‘facilitating’, ‘speed’ or ‘grease’ payment; made to secure or expedite the performance of a routine or necessary action to which the payer has legal or other entitlement." Find other definitions for key bribery and corruption terms in Transparency International's Corruption A-Z.

Transparency International defines an audit as "An internal or external examination of an organisation’s accounts, processes, functions and performance to produce an independent and credible assessment of their compliance with applicable laws and regulations." Find other definitions for key bribery and corruption terms in Transparency International's Corruption A-Z.

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A resource on the process to use when commissioning independent assurance of anti-bribery programs. Provides benchmarks in the form of control objectives for use in designing and evaluating programs in anticipation of independent assurance. Includes clear step-by-step instructions broken into five stages.

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A resource to help develop an understanding of how internal reporting mechanisms can strengthen a business. Provides guidance on the components required for a business to have effective reporting mechanisms and early detection. Covers the benefits of whistleblower reporting mechanisms and having employees speak up about legal or ethical misconduct. 

A guidance resource on good practice for monitoring and reviewing anti-bribery programs. Includes useful steps to ensure anti-bribery programs meet their objectives. Includes recommendations on monitoring activities, assessments, assurance and certification. Includes anti-bribery activities for companies and their suppliers, agents and other third parties.

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.

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.

A practical corruption glossary that provides definitions with animated images. Useful as a training tool to help staff develop their understanding of corruption terminology. Each term includes a paragraph defining the phrase, as well as a description of why it matters.

A practical sector specific fact sheet on business integrity. Demonstrates that having effective systems in place to detect, prevent and manage corruption risks is good for business. Offers headline points on the consequences for a mining company of being associated with corruption. Provides steps for how to enhance transparency and reduce corruption risks among company partners.

A 30-minute training module that provides good practice anti-bribery training for companies facing requests for bribes. A useful benchmark to assess training programs against. Offers headline points on the potential damage of bribes and some prevention steps. The tool includes a trainer’s handbook with PowerPoint slides.   

An anti-bribery checklist that helps assess where you stand on countering bribery. Provides practical guidance for companies to assess their commitments, implementation, and monitoring policies and practice, as well as their public reporting. Useful for both small and larger businesses. Both staff and senior management teams would benefit from using the checklist. 

A concise fact sheet that is linked to a detailed tool for assessing mining approvals corruption risks. It provides a succinct business case for why mining companies should undertake an assessment of their risk factors that create vulnerabilities to corruption. Useful for both small and large mining companies for understanding how to use the risk assessment tool.

A tool that can be used by the mining sector to identify and assess the underlying causes of corruption in mining sector approval processes. This third edition includes guidance on how to conduct a gender-sensitive corruption risk assessment. Specifically, the updated MACRA Tool helps identify the gendered impacts of corruption on women as well as the barriers that hinder women’s participation in decision-making and accountability efforts, particularly at a community level. 

A sector specific resource that provides a clear framework for understanding how corruption can get a foothold in mining approvals processes. It provides mining companies with a roadmap to understanding the vulnerabilities to corruption that exist in the mining approval regimes of jurisdictions across the world. It links to a detailed report with examples from 18 resource rich countries.

Ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. Provides information on regional corruption trends and demonstrates the impacts of transnational corruption on Australian Businesses. Useful for understanding the importance of third-party risk analysis and due diligence.

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.

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.