Business Calls on G20 and OECD to Address Solicitation of Bribes

“Fighting public officials’ solicitation of bribes must be a priority in order to combat corruption,” said Jean Monville, chair of the Task Force on Bribery and Corruption at BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, USCIB’s affiliate. “BIAC is committed to creation of a clean global business environment and the goals of the G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan; this will necessitate deeper co-operation between business and governments.”

Speaking at a G20-OECD conference in Paris on “Joining Forces against Corruption: G20 Business and Government,” Mr. Monville emphasized the importance of looking at all aspects of corruption. “The OECD, with support of BIAC, has been leading the international fight against corruption by means of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. However, this landmark treaty has focused on the bribing of public foreign officials. Addressing solicitation would make the fight against corruption by governments and international organizations even more effective and relevant.”

Read more on BIAC’s website.

At the same conference, another USCIB affiliate, the International Chamber of Commerce, said its RESIST (Resisting Extortion and Solicitation in International Transactions) toolkit offers a practical solution to recent worldwide calls for concrete results following anti-corruption commitments.

RESIST is an ICC joint initiative developed in collaboration with Transparency International, the UN Global Compact and the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI).  Now also available in Spanish and French, the toolkit is designed to help companies train their employees to resist bribe solicitation.

Read more on ICC’s website.

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