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Introduction to the Anti-Bribery and Corruption Course Background The existence of corruption in the public and private sector is more common than most people would expect and has resulted in the introduction of extra-territorial legislation, such as the UK Bribery Act 2010, aimed at stopping this practice by making corrupt practices illegal offences. The damage caused by corruption, particularly in the developing world, is also becoming more widely understood with Governments acting collaboratively to eliminate corruption in the public and private sectors. It is essential, that individuals and companies acquire a better understanding of what constitutes corruption, how it might occur, the potential consequences associated with committing corruption offences and what to do when confronted with corruption
Purpose The purpose of this course is to provide individuals with an overview of various Anti-Bribery and Corruption legislation that exists around the world including the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which given the extra-territorial nature impacts individuals and businesses operating in foreign markets.
Target Audience The course is designed for any employees whose companies do business with international businesses that are subject to extra-territorial Anti-Bribery and Corruption laws. The course costs AUD$99 (or less for bulk purchases)
Course Overview After completing this course you will be able to: Explain what bribery and corruption are Explain the types of offences that are categorised as bribery or corruption Explain the background and global landscape around anti-bribery & corruption legislation Describe the actions being taken by leading international bodies to combat bribery and corruption Explain the requirements of the anti-bribery and corruption legislation Describe how to identify and prevent bribery and corruption Understand various case study scenarios and explain the appropriate course of action Pass the learning assessment.
Detailed Course Overview Module 1: Overview of corruption and bribery
Define the terms ‘bribery’ and ‘corruption’ Why is there a need for bribery and corruption training? Who may be held liable for corruption offences? Corruption offences by individuals Corruption offences by entities What is the size of the corruption problem? Chronology in the development of anti-bribery and corruption legislation A brief history of anti-bribery and corruption legislation Recent bribery and corruption laws What is being done around the world to combat corruption? Examples of bribery and corruption reported in the media
Module 2: Anti-bribery and corruption requirements Summary of the anti-bribery and corruption requirements Overview of the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the 6 key principles What impact does anti-bribery and corruption legislation have on international business?
Module 3: Mythbusters around anti-bribery and corruption This module uses recent case studies to dispel the following myths:
Myth 1 – Bribery and corruption only exists in developing countries Myth 2 – Bribery and corruption does not exist in the Financial Services Industry Myth 3 – Nobody gets caught Myth 4 – The impacts of bribery and corruption are small Myth 5 – It is an accepted way of doing business Myth 6 – Bribery and corruption only relates to cash payments Myth 7 – The consequences of getting caught are worth the risk Myth 8 – Corruption is a victimless crime Myth 9 – Corruption only happens in business Myth 10 – Corruption does not happen in Governments in first world countries
Module 4: Case studies This module provides a practical example case study based on each of the 6 principles of the UK Bribery Act 2010.
Proportionate Procedures Top level commitment Risk Assessment Due Diligence Communication (including Training) Monitoring and Review
Module 5: Red Flags
Identifying ‘red flags’ that can indicate that improper or illegal conduct has occurred.
Module 6: Industry best practice Establishing guiding principles around gifts and entertainment, political and charitable donations and third party due diligence.