It is now widely accepted that proper safety systems should be implemented on projects to reduce the risk of injury.Â A similar systematic approach should be adopted in relation to corruption.Â To minimize the risk of corruption on projects, public and private sector project owners should ensure that project anti-corruption systems are implemented on their projects which impact on all project phases and on all major project participants.Â
Corruption includes one or more of bribery, extortion, fraud, deception, collusion, cartels, abuse of power, embezzlement, trading in influence and money laundering. These activities will normally constitute criminal offences in most jurisdictions although the precise definition of the offence may differ. Therefore, the objective of this course is to avail participants with methods to minimize the risk of corruption on projects and its impact on major projects stakeholders.
- The training would cover the following subjects
- The types of corruption (e.g. bribery, fraud, cartels);
- The reasons why corruption should be avoided;
- The applicable laws and penalties for corruption offences in both the organization's home jurisdiction and in the jurisdictions where it conducts business;
- The organizationâs anti-corruption program;
- The organizationâs policy on donations, gifts, hospitality;
- The organization's policy on facilitation payments;
- Detailed examples of the type of conduct which would constitute a breach of the law and/or the organizationâs anti-corruption code;
- Guidance on âred flagsâ which would warn the employee about likely corrupt conduct;
- Guidance on what to do when confronted with corruption;
- The organizationâs reporting procedures for employees;
- The organization's investigatory and disciplinary procedures.