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There are many layers to remediating bribery and corruption issues, including: identifying root causes, addressing weaknesses in systems and processes, imposing consequences on the people who have done the wrong thing, putting commercial relationships onto the right footing and paying reparations where appropriate. This incident response map works through some of the key issues related to a remediation response.

Australian businesses operating overseas need to be aware of their obligations under Australian and foreign laws with respect to dealing with foreign public officials. Austrade has published an anti-bribery and corruption guide for Australian businesses operating overseas and information sheets that provide businesses with practical tips and risk assessment tools.

This factsheet is designed to support small to medium sized enterprises to meet existing compliance obligations and establish a best practice anti-bribery system. Read about the key considerations and practical steps involved in implementing adequate procedures to prevent bribery.

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 publication supports Australian businesses to strengthen anti-bribery risk and compliance management and align anti-bribery procedures with international best practice. Access practical guidance on building and implementing adequate procedures across six key areas: management dedication, risk assessment, due diligence, confidential reporting and investigation, communication and training, and monitoring and review. Learn how to implement adequate procedures across compliance areas.

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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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”.

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 complaint, track a case and view a closed complaint.

Address corruption in public infrastructure projects by applying this framework. Learn how data analytics can be used to monitor corruption risk across the project cycle. This resource includes a case study on creating a corruption risk index during construction of an international airport in Mexico City.

The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions is a legally binding instrument that criminalises bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions. The Convention was strengthened by the 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation which established additional measures to prevent, detect and investigate foreign bribery. Published in five languages.

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.

The OECD Anti-Corruption and Integrity Hub aims to strengthen our collective impact by providing a point of reference to learn, connect, and act. Access current anti-corruption and integrity news, events and recordings of past webinars, case studies, and links to global networks and initiatives in which you can get involved.

These guidelines provide non-binding principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a global context, consistent with local laws and international standards. Promoted by the Australian Government, these guidelines support business to know how to act responsibly in the areas of anti-corruption, human rights, disclosure, employment and industrial relations, environment, competition and taxation. Published in 19 languages, including English.

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.