New Anti-Corruption Compliance Checklist issued by TI Canada

Transparency International Canada (TI-Canada) today announced the launch of its Anti-Corruption Compliance Checklist (TI-Canada ACC).

In line with Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), the TI-Canada ACC is a critical tool for those Canadian corporations seeking to significantly enhance their risk management processes.

Implementation of the TI-Canada ACC will enable a Canadian corporation of any size to conduct itself in international markets in compliance with ethical and legal obligations to avoid corruption and operate with transparency, accountability and integrity.

As the Canadian chapter of TI, the global coalition leading the fight against corruption, TI-Canada’s mandate is to promote methods to eradicate corruption in Canada, and via education to help Canadian companies address and avoid corruption in their international business activities.

The recent revelation from the RCMP Sensitive Investigations and International Anti-Corruption Unit that 23 CFPOA investigations are underway means that, “Canadian companies can no longer hide behind the world’s perception that business is done here in a completely ethical manner. Companies must learn to operate internationally without paying bribes,” according to James M. Klotz, Chair and President of TI-Canada. The TI-Canada ACC, available for free download from www.transparency.ca, is a solid tool for Canadian corporations faced with the challenges of operating ethically in today’s global environment.