Project Description

Why is it important to have an anti-bribery assurance program?

Many organisations, large and small, across a diverse range of industry sectors and jurisdictions are required to develop an anti-bribery program to identify, mitigate and manage bribery and corruption risks, when doing business in increasingly complex and global market places.

However, simply having an anti-bribery program is not enough – their effectiveness must be continually monitored to identify gaps and address areas of vulnerability.

Organisations are increasingly expected by internal and external stakeholders, to be completely transparent in their efforts to counter bribery and corruption and performing independent assurance as to the effectiveness of these efforts lends credibility that organisations are doing everything they can to avoid becoming implicated in corruption scandals.

The Anti-Bribery Healthcheck provides a standardised process for performing compliance assurance on the core requirements of the anti-bribery program to assist organisations in designing, implementing and maintaining robust policies, procedures, systems and controls to reduce these risks and build strong lasting relationships among employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders.

What is the Anti-Bribery Healthcheck?

Increasingly, anti-bribery legislation requires organisations to implement anti-bribery programs that must be independently audited by a suitably qualified expert at regular intervals to ensure ongoing compliance.

To assist organisations in complying with this requirement, our subject matter experts have developed the world’s first software-as-a-service Anti-Bribery Healthcheck Tool (which can also be deployed behind your organisations firewall), which can be used to track compliance against the core anti-bribery regulatory obligations, as well as, tracking and managing actions, issues and risks, with real-time dashboards to provide highly effective compliance monitoring and assurance oversight.

The control objectives are organised according to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Framework and are aligned to the provisions of the Business Principles for Countering Bribery and the Partnering Against Corruption Principles for Countering Bribery (PACI Principles) and also utilises other industry best practice guidance including, the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 and the assurance framework for corporate anti-bribery programmes issued by Transparency International.

The Anti-Bribery Healthcheck can either be used informally as a self-assessment, prior to the appointment of external auditors or can be used by seasoned practitioners in performing independent assurance testing by assessing the compliance status against, hundreds of control procedures linked to the control objectives.

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