Ethics and Compliance Hotline is an anonymous reporting mechanism that facilitates reporting of possible illegal, unethical, or improper conduct when the normal channels of communication have proven ineffective, or are impractical under the circumstances. At CRI® Group, we are committed to having an open dialogue on ethical dilemmas regardless.
We would like to introduce a new Ethics & Compliance Hotline. This hotline is available to all employees, as well as clients, contractors, vendors and others in a business relationship with CRI® Group and ABAC® Group.
If you find yourself in an ethical dilemma or suspect inappropriate or illegal conduct, and you feel uncomfortable reporting through normal channels of communication, or wish to raise the issue anonymously, use CRI® Group’s Compliance Hotline in below mentioned ways or provide us with your complaint online on the form below. The Compliance Hotline is a secure and confidential reporting channel managed by an independent provider. When reporting a concern in good faith, you will be protected by CRI® Group’s Non-Retaliation Policy.
WHAT CAN YOU REPORT?
Feel free to report any known or suspected noncompliant behaviour or violations with any regulatory mandates and/or local policies including but not limited to:
- Ethical standards Violations
- Violation of laws and Company Policy and internal control
- Risk and Safety
- Theft, embezzlement or misappropriate of assets and fraud
- Bribery and corruption
- Employee Rights, Employee Relation, Work Environment
- Privacy laws or security of personal information
- Dispute related to Supervisor, HR and other Departments
- Physical and Verbal Harassment on Workplace
- Issues related to job responsibilities
- The report related to a suspicious activity being a witness
- Unfair dismissals.
HOW DOES THE CRI® GROUP COMPLIANCE HOTLINE WORK?
Compliance Hotline is accessible by both phone and online. If you make a report directly by telephone, you will speak with the Compliance Department directly. If you submit a report online, the system will guide you through the reporting process, and a PIN number will be generated automatically once you complete the report.
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There is a never-ending stream of news stories documenting bribery and corruption cases around the world. Some of those cases rose to the top of the headlines in 2019. All of the stories help illustrate...Read More
ABAC® training held for 2019 International Anti-Corruption Day
“Manage your business risks with confidence” was the tone for CRI® Group’s ABAC® Center of Excellence anti-bribery anti-corruption training event held on International Anti-Corruption Day (Monday, 9 December) in Dubai. Hosted at Dubai Quality Group’s...Read More
We’re All Paying a High Price for Corporate Corruption
Corruption weakens governments, fuels organised crime, stifles economic growth and discourages development. International corruption continues to undermine the progress of developing nations as rogue politicians, civic leaders and corporate representatives conduct "business as usual" to bypass...Read More
CRI® Leads 2019 International Anti-Corruption Day
International Anti-Corruption Day is Monday, 9 December 2019. The campaign was started as a joint venture between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and now...Read More
Middle East corruption: how can ISO 37001 help?
Political and governmental unrest can affect a region’s economy and the integrity of business transactions. The current state of the Middle East exemplifies this phenomenon. While governments in the region are making efforts to curb...Read More
8 steps to prevent fraud
CRI® Group offers some basic steps any organisation can take immediately to lessen their vulnerability to fraud from both inside and out. These measures should be followed year-round – but Fraud Week provides a great...Read More
25 Benefits of ISO 37001:2016 ABMS Certification
How to fight bribery and corruption? Bribery and corruption are a dent on the image of any company. It is an unwanted and unsightly reflection that can be not only be mitigated but prevented in...Read More
Corruption: An Impending Doom on Investments
Bribery and corruption are a form of abuse to the progress of the economy. It has far-reaching consequences that hinder the development of individuals, businesses and the nation. The impact of corruption and bribery go...Read More
How Risk Management and Due Diligence Interlock?
RISK MANAGEMENT AND DUE DILIGENCE: HOW DO BOTH INTERLOCK? Risk management and due diligence: How both interlock? These are challenging and complex times. COVID-19 is forcing organisations to adapt quickly and change their business model...Read More
Importance of leadership and culture for ABMS
There are many reasons why companies engage in corrupt practices; to win contracts, to speed up service delivery, to gain or retain political influence and so on. Nevertheless, all corrupt practices, in the end, are...Read More
South Asia and CRI® Group United for Against Bribery and Corruption
We recently launched a FREE publication "South Asia grapples with anti-bribery compliance", which overviews anti-bribery, anti-corruption and ISO 37001 solutions in Malaysia and entire in South Asia. South Asia has a troubled record when it comes...Read More
ISO 37001:2016 Standard: Who should get certified?
There is a new standard for preventing bribery in business: ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System standard was created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to help companies worldwide increase and measure their efforts against bribery and...Read More
South Asia Grapples with anti-bribery compliance, ISO 37001 provides solutions
On the whole, South Asia has a troubled record when it comes to preventing bribery and corruption, and enforcing compliance. Recent cases and statistics show that the problem persists in most countries in the region....Read More
Top 10 ways to protect your organisation from bribery and corruption
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) public sector corruption siphons $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion annually from the global economy in bribes and costs far more in stunted economic growth, lost tax revenues and...Read More
Decrease Bribery Risk with ISO 37001:2016 ABMS
Bribery and corruption are worldwide problems with serious consequences for organisations of any size, industry or region. To help combat this threat, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) issued the ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System...Read More
Corruption: a real Threat to Organisations Worldwide
Corruption: a Real Threat to Organisations Worldwide For ages, systematic bribery was tolerated in various countries and industries as a "necessary part of getting business done or circumventing bureaucratic red tape." The times are changing,...Read More
ISO 37001 Certification: a Proclamation of Business Integrity
It's a well-known World Bank statistic, but one that bears continual repeating: More than US$1.5 trillion – or 2% of world gross domestic product – is paid in bribes each and every year, contributing to...Read More
Oil and Energy Companies Look to ISO 37001
In December 2017, the world’s largest builder of offshore rigs agreed to pay $422 million in penalties after entering a guilty plea for bribery charges connected with the Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) scandal. Keppel Offshore &...Read More
Pharma and Healthcare Companies can Benefit from ISO 37001
Pharma and Healthcare Companies can Benefit from ISO 37001 When global pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline found itself in the Chinese government’s crosshairs for an alleged large-scale bribery scandal, there was perhaps little doubt that the consequences...Read More
Risk management and its continuous improvement
Risk management requires continuous improvement. Without a company culture strongly aligned with principles of continuous improvement, organisations will struggle to implement, let alone maintain, successful risk management programs. This can be challenging in practice, as...Read More
Demonstrating Adequate Procedures with ISO 37001 ABMS Certification and Training
As the international outcry on bribery and corruption practices continues to tighten its grip around rogue players in the private and public business sectors, global organisations continue to ramp up their efforts to develop effective...Read More
CRI® Malaysia celebrates Anti-Corruption Day
Anti-bribery and anti-corruption efforts are a huge priority in the South Asia Region, with many governments trying to strengthen laws and enhance enforcement in both their private and public sectors. As recent high-profile corruption cases...Read More
3 ways to protect your Company’s Reputation
In today’s connected business world, there are very few secrets. United Airlines, for example, recently learned the hard way that one ugly incident can go viral and spread around the world in a matter of...Read More
Why should you want your partners to be ISO 37001 certified?
We at the CRI Group believe that businesses that are being run free of corruption accomplish their vision and mission sooner and easier. They bring good to the world more effectively than others. When a...Read More
Protect Your Business from Money Laundering Activities
How to Protect Your Business from Money Laundering Activities? Today, having anti-money laundering processes in place is more than a matter of smart business. In most jurisdictions, it is also a legal necessity. Organisations large...Read More
How to Protect Your Business From Money Laundering Activities
Money laundering should be near the top of the list of any business owner’s concerns. Anti-money laundering legislation and regulations are strict and increasingly enforced, and remaining in compliance through implementing proper prevention controls is...Read More
Thank you for attending our ABAC 2018 Malaysia Summit
Thank you for attending the ABAC Summit Malaysia last Tuesday! We are proud to have brought such an amazing group of distinguished speakers and respected delegates together to address the bribery and corruption issues worldwide. We...Read More
Corruption won’t stop: is your organisation protected?
In one case, an enforcement agent for a Malaysian government department pleaded guilty for receiving a bribe from a business owner. In another, a U.S. district attorney from Philadelphia was accused of taking cash in...Read More
Any successful ethics and compliance strategy needs 5 key ingredients …
Once upon a time, the idea of business ethics was more of an abstract or philosophical notion that seemed more suited for discussion in a university lecture or at a business conference. Today, however, organisations...Read More
Building trust in the workplace with TPRM and ABMS Certification:
One of the most important aspects of any organisation is its culture. How do employees relate to one another? Is it a positive and enriching place to work? Do employees trust their colleagues, and look...Read More
Do you have a third-party risk management (TPRM) strategy in place?
It's highly probable that, at some point, organisations that affiliate with outside providers will eventually have to deal with an operational interruption resulting from a third-party related issue. However, the risks involved in partnering with...Read More
ISO 37001 certification: enhance your reputation and credibility
Bribery and corruption are serious concerns to businesses, government agencies and non-profit organisations. In fact, the risk of being associated with the negative impacts of this type of fraud extends to third party partners and...Read More
Internal Control: Identify Vulnerabilities through TPRM Assessment
CRI® Group's Third-Party Risk Assessments are front-line tools used to ascertain whether an organisation has the appropriate policies and procedures in place to address all potential risks at the management, operations and financial levels and...Read More
Fraud Advisory Panel celebrates 20 Years
CRI Group wishes to congratulate Fraud Advisory Panel on the 20th anniversary. It was a pleasure to attend the event and celebrate this great occasion of FAP fighting fraud for 20 years. It has been...Read More
Manage business intelligence and identify risks
Gathering intelligence isn’t just the stuff of spy movies. It’s also an important part of the business world – and when conducted legally, ethically and effectively, it is a critical tool for any organisation seeking to...Read More
4 Advantages of ISO 37001 Certification
Bribery is a key issue in both local markets and global business activities. The desire to expand business operations and maximise commercial profits not only requires identification and management of operational risks but also identification...Read More
Investigative research reveals opportunities
Having the critical information you need can mean the difference between success and failure in business. When it comes to investigative research, trained experts can uncover facts that help you make the right decisions; and...Read More
Appointment of Data Protection Officer under GDPR
There is the growing misconception surrounding the need for appointing a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under GDPR which is effective on 25th May 2018. The role of DPO is critical for correct implementation of the...Read More
Mexico’s Government Is Blocking Anti-Corruption
While many countries and their leaders are making strides against fraud and corruption, some national governments can’t seem to get out of their own way. Such appears to be the case right now in Mexico,...Read More
Rio de Janeiro law demonstrates
The time is quickly coming to an end when companies could expect to be successful in business without having a strong emphasis on compliance and ethics. The latest evidence of that is the fact that...Read More
GDPR: A 21st Century approach to Compliance
Ever since its conception, GDPR has caused a strong stir in the legal and compliance world. The new law builds on the previous data protection legislation but at the same time provides more resilient protections...Read More
Fraud: Ripple effects of the Hurricane Harvey
As Hurricane Harvey devastates the Texas coast and the U.S. megacity of Houston, however its ripple effects go beyond as investigators will be on high alert for another type of threat: fraud. Disaster fraud is nothing new. Law...Read More
Protecting Data: Businesses Needs GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in Europe in just over a year. This sea change in data privacy aims to improve protections for individuals within the European Union, providing them...Read More
Ethics and Compliance Hotline: your frequently asked questions answered…
Ethics hotlines are growing in popularity. In 2017 the South Africa Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba announced over 3,000 officials were found guilty of misconduct related to cases reported via the National Anti-Corruption Hotline (NACH)....Read More
GDPR: Everything you need to know
From eMarketer The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was put in place to standardise existing laws that call for transparency in how companies collect and store personal data about EU citizens. eMarketer’s Sean...Read More
Move Over, ID Theft – Here’s the New No. 1 Fraud
From CBS News Beware of bogus IRS agents, fake offers of tech support - in other words, impostors. They’ve overtaken identity thieves to become the nation’s top fraudsters, according to the latest consumer complaint data. The...Read More
Structure of ISO management system standards
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines a management system as a set of procedures an organisation needs to follow to meet its objectives. A management system standard provides a model to follow when setting...Read More