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The world watches as Indian begins its general elections this April. Corruption continues to be a key issue in this election. Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal and leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced plans to run against opposition leader Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As the corruption debate unfolds in the general election, read more about business corruption in India on the Business Anti-Corruption India country profile.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is the most widely enforced foreign bribery legislation and has near absolute global reach. Amendments to the law have expanded the jurisdiction of the FCPA to include most companies doing business in the world. Compliance with the FCPA is a central component of today’s corruption compliance demands. Start minimising your risks on the Business Anti-Corruption Portal.
The Bribery Act has global jurisdiction and establishes company liability for acts of corruption committed by persons acting on their behalf, including employees and third parties. The Act has does not distinguish between bribery and facilitation payments. Companies that can prove “adequate procedures”, based on the Six Principles, have a full defence to offenses committed under the Act. Does your company have adequate procedures?
Watch Swedish CSR Ambassador Bengt Johansson discuss the Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Ambassador Johansson delivers an interview regarding the Business Anti-Corruption Portal, including its future and the addition of 33 new European country profiles. The European country profiles are now available on the Portal and the number of users continues to rise. To learn more about the Business Anti-Corruption Portal, watch the interview with CSR Ambassador Johansson. This video is availble in full-screen.
The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and GAN Integrity Solutions present a free of charge anti-corruption eLearning course. This interactive course aims to strengthen companies’ awareness about the risks of corruption that await them in many business environments. Access the course by clicking on the image or by referring to Training. Press F11 to obtain an optimal view on a laptop.