Organisations now, more than ever, become vulnerable and have to take actions now to protect themselves, reputation, employees and other stakeholders from bribery and corruption associated risks. The recently celebrated International Anti-Corruption Day drew attention to these sometimes hidden risks worldwide, and many organisation joined for this day to raise awareness of how to stop corruption inside and outside their organisations. That’s great news. But we at CRI Group and ABAC® believe that “saying NO TO CORRUPTION” is not enough and draw attention all-year-round on how organisations can take actions now to secure themselves and contribute towards businesses’ fight against bribery and corruption risks.
Even with the world under partial lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been no shortage of bribery and corruption cases. Did you know that £100 billion of dirty money passes through the UK systems and services every year? Or that £1.27 billion is lost annually to fraud, bribery and corruption in the NHS? Recently, the Airbus was fined £3.6 billion in February 2020 by courts in the UK, US and France for slush funds, “success payments” and lavish hospitality. Are you 100% sure what’s happening in your organisation or even department? Such risks could affect you any time and not only in healthcare or aviation industries – no industry, organisation or even country is immune to that. The above mentioned shocking figures indicate the need for organisations in public and private sectors and different industries to take more stringent actions to stop bribery and corruption. Learn more bribery and corruption-related facts by reading our ABAC®’s infographic here.
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This February, together with ABAC®, CRI Group presents the anti-corruption webinar, focused on helping businesses to stay protected from the global pandemic of corruption. This FREE “Protecting your company form the global pandemic of corruption” webinar (date TBA) will provide you with the knowledge to identify how to protect your organisation from global corruption and to critically assess the applicability of several recent legislative guidelines to the proactive mitigation of corruption and bribery in corporate administration across the world. Based on recent Airbus and Rolls-Royce cases of multinational, multi-party bribery, the webinar will dive into the consequences of systemic inadequacy, confirming a paradigm shift in corporate oversight and network risk management.
- Discuss how to ensure compliance, compare and analyse the spectrum of regulatory instruments and corporate compliance standards and legislation in order to establish a comparative basis for Anti-Corruption policies and practices
- Assess the Airbus and Rolls-Royce cases studies to outline rules-based violations and identify compliance instruments for mitigating future replication
- Identify a combination of institutional solution for managing and monitoring corporate compliance to prevent bribery and corruption in a modern enterprise
- Get the copy of webinar content supporting and complimentary eBook
- Engage in a live Q&A session
Sign up today to hear directly from the industry expert Zafar Anjum, Group Chief Executive at CRI Group and ABAC® with more than 30 years experience in anti-bribery, anti-corruption and risk management. Explore case studies, discuss and compare local, regional and global corporate compliance standards and legislations and receive your copy of the whitepaper, titled “Countering bribery and corruption in the public and private sectors” with this complimentary anti-corruption webinar this February.
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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, 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 established for ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems, ISO 19600:2014 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management, providing training and certification. ABAC® operates through its global network of certified ethics and compliance professionals, qualified auditors and other certified professionals. As a result, CRI Group’s global team of certified fraud examiners work as a discreet white-labelled supplier to some of the world’s largest organisations. Contact ABAC® for more on ISO Certification and training.