UNETHICAL PRACTICES, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, BRIBERY, AND CORRUPTION DISCOVERED AMONG A RANGE OF EMPLOYEES AT MAJOR PHARMA COMPANY, EVEN THE CFO WAS ON THE TAKE –
A major pharmaceutical company engaged CRI Group to conduct an integrity due diligence and conflict of interest investigation. The focus of the action was to uncover unethical practices, including bribery and corruption, by senior employees. The client’s corporate security department had received conflict of interest complaints that reportedly involved a range of employees, from sales personnel on up to the chief financial officer (CFO).
This ebook examines the following:
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Real life case
- Lack of internal controls
- When to open a due diligence investigation
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Who is CRI® Group?
Based in London, CRI® Group works with companies across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific as a one-stop international Risk Management, Employee Background Screening, Business Intelligence, TPRM, Due Diligence, Compliance Solutions and other professional Investigative Research solutions provider. We have the largest proprietary network of background-screening analysts and investigators across the Middle East and Asia. Our global presence ensures that no matter how international your operations are we have the network needed to provide you with all you need, wherever you happen to be. CRI® Group also holds BS 102000:2013 and BS 7858:2012 Certifications, is an HRO certified provider and partner with Oracle.
In 2016, CRI® Group launched Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence – an independent certification body that provides education and certification services for individuals and organisations on a wide range of disciplines and ISO standards, including ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management- Guidelines; ISO 37000:2021 Governance of Organisations; ISO 37002:2021 Whistleblowing Management System; ISO 37301:2021 (formerly ISO 19600) Compliance Management system (CMS); Anti-Money Laundering (AML); and ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems ABMS. ABAC® offers a complete suite of solutions designed to help organisations mitigate the internal and external risks associated with operating in multi-jurisdiction and multi-cultural environments while assisting in developing frameworks for strategic compliance programs. Contact ABAC® for more on ISO Certification and training.