9th December 2015
Timed to coincide with World Anti-corruption Day on 9th December, a new Anti-corruption Toolkit for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
(SMEs) has been launched by the G20.
At the end of 2014, under the guidance of anti-corruption commitments made by G20 Leaders, the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group
committed to develop an anti-corruption education toolkit for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in G20 countries, as part of the G20’s current two-year implementation plan on anti-corruption.
The Toolkit comes in response to raising concerns about the detrimental impact of corruption on economic growth and social development. Smaller companies all over the world find it hard to resist bribery. The aim is to help SMEs manage corruption risk - one of their biggest challenges.
The Toolkit has been designed with the help of major international companies and organisations such as Rio Tinto, Telecom Italia, International Chamber of Commerce and others – all members of the Business-20 (B20), an influential advocacy group for business.
Apart from the English language Toolkit, the plan is to adapt and translate the Toolkit into other languages in order to make it as accessible and as useful as possible to SMEs all over the world. The first adapted Toolkit will appear in Turkey in early 2016 under the auspices of the Ethics and Reputation Society of Turkey (TEID).
IBLF Global invites NGOs to apply to become Adaptation Partners in their respective countries.