Anti-Corruption Benchmarking Report As A Self-Assessment Tool
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:08AM
Jeffrey Kaplan in Benchmarking, OECD, United Kingdom

U.S. enforcement officials – including the Attorney General himself – have stressed the importance of self-assessments to achieving anti-corruption compliance program efficacy. Such assessments are also an important part of anti-corruption compliance program standards issued by the UK Ministry of Justice and the OECD anti-bribery working group.  

For a variety of reasons, such assessments should – where reasonably possible – be conducted by an independent expert in anti-corruption compliance programs. But for some companies, this optimal approach may not be practical.

The report based on the anti-corruption compliance program benchmarking survey that Rebecca Walker and I conducted earlier this year with the FCPA Blog can be helpful to organizations seeking to use only internal resources to assess their compliance efforts. Specifically, companies can:

For more information about the Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Benchmarking report, please click here.


Jeffrey M. Kaplan, a partner in the Princeton, New Jersey office of Kaplan & Walker LLP, has practiced in the compliance law field since the early 1990’s. He serves as Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He can be contacted here.

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