Anti-corruption compliance is an internationally recognized internal compliance system aimed at introducing elements of corporate culture, organizational structure, rules and procedures regulated by internal regulatory documents that ensure the prevention of corruption offenses and loss of reputation.
Why do I need compliance?
Compliance helps to avoid responsibility for the organization. Example, case no. 12-235 / 2014 of 14.03.2014 An employee of the distributor's company was involved in bribery to promote a product sold by the distributor. Prosecution was initiated against the company, but it was found that the company implemented a compliance system, the employee was familiar with the anti-corruption policy and received regular training. The court decided that the company had taken comprehensive measures to combat corruption. The case against the company has been dismissed.
Three elements explain the need for compliance – formal, substantive, and internal.
The formal criterion includes three groups of legal acts requiring companies to have compliance:
- Part 1 of article 13.3 of the Federal law "on anti-corruption" establishes the obligation of organizations to develop and take measures to prevent corruption.
- The United States foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA, 1977) is an extraterritorial law.
- The UK bribery Act is extraterritorial in nature.
The content criterion is that compliance helps to avoid violations of the laws applicable to the organization, as a result:
- reduces the risks of corruption crimes by employees of the organization and against employees of the organization;
- reduces the risk of loss and loss of business reputation;
- reduces the control of the state;
- when positioned correctly, compliance ensures the trust of customers,the state, investors, and partners;
- the presence of a compliance program is an insurance against legal liability.
Internal corporate criteria.
- Employees of the company who are confident that the company acts in accordance with ethical standards work with greater efficiency and for longer.
- Companies that adhere to ethical standards are more successful in the long run than companies that do not have a corporate culture.
- Compliance creates a sense of trust and generates brand loyalty.
- A corporate culture based on ethical principles and a meritocracy of ideas can be the Foundation of a company's success.
Our goal is to build an effective compliance system for You that meets the best international practices.
- We will help you choose the optimal structure of the compliance system from an organizational point of view and the principle of cost and efficiency.
- We identify risks.
- We will evaluate and reduce the likelihood of risks.
- Develop policies and codes.
- We will conduct training.
- We will use digital solutions.
- We will help you create your own corporate compliance Institute.